Windows 8 cannot fail. Everyone who doesn't read all that negative press should actually try and use it, not just the god-awful look. The "SkyDrive" and metro explorer may suck, but please, let's just try it.
I find that people will at first be iffy about it, sales won't immediately go through the roof as historically speaking, Windows releases have always done that in the recent past. But, once people start using it, they'll be tripped out for sure by it, this is for sure. After some time, it'll grow on those users and they'll come to like it. Granted, they will need some explanation, HP is developing an app for such that will be preloaded on HP machines and will be available for general use across Windows 8 PCs. Of course, there will be the ninny nannies that just won't use it altogether.
I also bet that Eight Forums will have a HUGE uptick in traffic.
Guessing that Microsoft has said a few times that Windows 8 is a bet on the future, considering they've refreshed basically EVERYTHING they have to offer, except for the new Xbox and Kinect 2, all bets have been placed and all chips (hehehe, chips, get it?) are in. It's make or break for them.
It'll pay off. If not now, later.
It might be bad trip for many.they'll be tripped out for sure by it
Traffic on this forum has been pathetic up to now - in comparison to SF at this stage.I also bet that Eight Forums will have a HUGE uptick in traffic
That is because there is little interest in win8.
Only about 1/5 th as many people are using 8 compared to 7 at this stage.
Of course, when the oem's start shoving it at people there will be more traffic.
And it was announced all over internet, on many sites and forums.
In Windows 8, we had only previews, which anyone could download and try.
Really ? As I recall there was a very small number who were accepted onto that program.In comparison, Windows 7 had the official Beta and RC version and immediately it was announced that all the testers who sign up will get a free copy at the end.
I had numerous beta /leak/versions and the RC - I didn't get a free copy. I don't recall any of the regulars - even the team mebers at Seven Forums getting a free copy either.
You will just have to accept the fact win8 is not popular at this stage.
Pure speculation here on my part, of course, but my guess is that most people will adapt and move on, much as they did when there was an uproar about the new interface in XP. Buy a new PC and you have Windows 8: most people will not have the knowledge to install another OS to replace Windows 8 even if they had the media in hand.
At least here in the states, we're a consumer culture. Sure, there will be complaints about the new interface, and some people may try to go another route (like the fruit company), but in the long run Windows dominates the PC market and that's not going to change anytime soon, until or unless a truly viable alternative comes along. The percentage of PC users who actually have technical skills is small, so they'll have little option but to adapt to the changes if they want to continue using a PC.
There will surely be a slew of web sites, self-help books, and more devoted to Windows 8. Those with few technical skills will have plenty to help them navigate the new interface, and for most people whose entire PC use is web surfing and e-mail that will be more than enough.
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