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The great Windows 8 debate

  1. #31


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    "Now go from the not so novice rejection to the general market place when that old time XP user has to buy a new machine for replacing that worn out old museum piece and finds RT on the new Win 8 machines being sold and has never used any tablet or smart phone. "Hey sales clerk how do you run this thing?!"

    Well it's like this, have you got 15 seconds and ill show you.

    Who cares about XP games, if they run they run, if they don't they don't, time to let go, I've let hundreds of games go over the years, maybe you think Microsoft is responsible to run your old DOS games as well.

    Nothing personal Night Hawk, but I'm getting this picture of you riding down a dirt road on an old horse and buggy.

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  2. #32


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    While those who are voicing legitimate concerns, the local Nero's play 'La La, I can't hear you':

    Microsoft Loses Mobile Market Share to Google and Apple | Maximum PC

    Hopefully not a sign of larger issues.
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  3. #33


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    While those who are voicing legitimate concerns, the local Nero's play 'La La, I can't hear you':

    Microsoft Loses Mobile Market Share to Google and Apple | Maximum PC

    Hopefully not a sign of larger issues.
    Doesn't really mean anything.

    Windows dominates desktops, laptops, notebooks and netbooks.
    Linux dominates the server market.
    Google/Android owns the mobile market.
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  4. #34


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    Quote Originally Posted by LovingWindows View Post
    Doesn't really mean anything.
    Maybe it does, maybe it doesn't, maybe it doesn't just yet. But Microsoft is really, really, wanting to get a slice of the mobile phone pie, ergo, why we have the user interface that's so contentious.
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  5. #35


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    Gee look at that figures for the end of November, Wp8 had only barely come out, what a surprise.
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    In related news, BGR.com reports that sales of Windows Phone products are making a bigger impact in parts of southern Europe. In Spain, the market share of Windows Phone devices has gone up to three percent compared to just 0.4 percent a year ago, while the market share for the iPhone in that country has gone down to 4.4 percent. In Italy, the market share for Windows Phone is up to 11.4 percent.
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  7. #37


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    And people were queuing up for the iPhone days before release. Almost the same for Samsung phones. Windows Phone 8 has been known about for ages, yet generated pretty low interest. The same applies to Windows 8 tablets.
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  8. #38


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    It's called software investments! The first and always oldest rule of upgrading versions is the delay in upgrading often seen due to the old stuff as you would call it not able to run on the newer OS. MS made a "smart move" bringing in the XP Mode for 7! That is what you would call a brainstorm in smart thinking to motivate XP users into migrating to the latest! Good move for MS since 7 became an instant success!

    Now take one fast comparison to how MS is bringing in the next version with the stripping down of the OS, tossing a mobile touch swipe gui on top of what should be an actual updated desktop gui seeing an improved touchscreen support not a borrowed tablet gui for the desktop platform to begin with. Just listen to an expert in this field from SUN Microsystems for one great example. Windows 8 UI 'strategic mistake,' argues design guru - Mobile/Wireless, norman, Networking, nielsen, Sun Microsystems, Windows, wireless, software, mobile, operating systems, Nielsen Norman Group, Microsoft - Computerworld

    The analogy there is quite accurate from someone who knows what makes a desktop gui work. Are you going to say he rides a horse with buggy as well? Or doees he know something from "practical hands on experience" as to why 8 is suffering?! In his occupation he has to work out the details for what will be the next progressive improvements seen with SUN's own OS platform.

    So it isn't just the personal opinion of one person only taking a look at how 8 was developed! While realizing back in 2009 the next version to come would be a slow seller when finding 7 to be a "working OS" for a change having come up from the dos, 3.1 days and even befote dos the most I figured I would end up doing is seeing a 7/? dual boot until giving 8 a look.

    It wasn't just the want to "Nuke Metro, Metro Hater Fan Club" but other things found that would curtail 8's use despite certain security improvements and a very few actual innovative ideas put to work that would stifle 8 as being considered as any possible replacement for 7! Not in this life!

    And then how do you recommend a new version that looks more like a new blonder instead? When trying to get people to look at 7 where they were XP Fan Boys and not even interested in anything else from lack of interest in following the OS ball game one was finally upgraded to Vista and still won't look at 7 let alone 8 while another now uses a 7 laptop regularly.

    What that show is people will adapt when they have to do in order to upgrade. But when the upgrade isn't that but something else entirely it soon becomes a fast turnoff! Just because something is new doesn't automatically make it better then what is already seen. MS instead decided to bring in something most people don't want and are lacking interest in. And meantime those 3rd party app sellers will be making a bundle off of 8!
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  9. #39


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    Hey Night Hawk, come on tell us your real name, is it Tim Cook? Like I said before a 3 year old child seems to be able to manage it with ease yet some people can't. In my opinion it's easier than Windows 7.

    Keep looking for those articles Night Hawk, there's plenty of MS haters
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  10. #40


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    Doesn't really matter now does it? all with Windows 8 sales MUCH lower than Vista was at this point in time now and surface sales are pretty much taking it in the a$$. Microsoft is receiving a real big message right now and that is, don't put lipstick on a pig and tell me it's beautiful. People are not stupid and know what they want.
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