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Windows 8 Gets "Overwhelmingly Negative" Response from Vendors, Expect

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    Quote Originally Posted by WestOkid View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Kebero View Post

    What does end user choice have to do with supply chain?
    Not sure if you are trying to be sarcastic because you like Windows 8, but I think it's obvious what he means. Most users are not happy with the dual OS experience of Windows 8, particularly the fact that it forces you into Metro. This has been documented on an overwhelming majority of tech sites. As a result of this demand for the upcoming OS is down. Pc vendors have been beaten up over the last few years. This product was supposed to correct that. Many vendors are betting the farm on this. Negative reviews and low demand has ramifications throughout the supply chain. From the bank funding to retail shelf allocation and everything in between. These days it is all about the buzz!
    Really? And you got ALL that from that article that doesn't even mention Metro or anything specific to W8 other than it being the supposed "savior" to declining PC sales?

    Think for a moment that a few years ago people were buying new PCs with multiple cores, TB drives, GBs of memory and you really think that they are all ready to replace those monster machines to something better and faster? How fast of a computer does the average consumer need to run Office and browse the web? The declining PC market has more to do with computers being fast enough that don't need to be replaced every couple of years. You'd think these analysts would have half a brain to realize this.

    Windows 8 is going to increase the sales of Windows 8 devices, not specifically the PC, most people will upgrade the OS on current PCs for $30 than spend money to replace them.
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    If I were planning to use Windows 8 I would upgrade my existing (4 1/2 year old) system rather than buy a new one.

    PCs and laptops have largely given way to those cute little tablets and smart phones. People now want information at their fingertips no matter where they are. For the average user, a dual-core or quad-core box with a couple GB of memory and modest disk space will be fine for a long time. They won't need a new PC for what they do and Win8 won't do anything new for them.

    More people lined up to buy the new super duper phone from that "A" company than will show up on day one to by a new Win8 tablet or PC. You may have to look long and hard to find much mention of it in the mainstream media.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    I don't think a lot of people even know that Windows 8 is even coming, let alone in less than 2 weeks.
    I quite completely agree.
    My girlfriend, her family, most of my friends (apart from a couple of them which are as much as nerd/enthusiast as me) don't even know Windows 8 is being released in less than 10 days.
    They just know that "well, Windows 7 won't last forever and sooner or later something will supersede it".

    By the way, I don't really think reviews should be so negative: I for one was disliking Metro, but once decided to give it a try I now admit don't really feel bad with it.
    I mean: boot is definitely faster in Windows 8, the desktop is still there (and if you hybernate from the desktop, as soon as you fire up Windows again you're brought directly to the desktop again), and once you rearrange the Start menu tiles a little you have everything at your fingertips.

    I'm trying to use Metro just as a huge and colourful Start menu, but with time I'll try to get used to it as a whole and even start using apps.
    For the moment, a shortcut to "shutdown /h" on the desktop solved all of my problems and now I can define myself happy with the new OS.
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