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Is Windows 8 a failure ? Time to say bye, bye MSFT ?

  1. #31


    Palm Coast FLorida
    Posts : 370
    Windows 8 Pro ($39.99 upgrade)


    for 75% of the consumers, windows 8 will be fine, general consumption, mobile devices kind of thing.

    for 25% of the geek tweakers and businesses out there, windows 8 will be a hard sell.

    Microsoft will survive, remember they have all ready stated that the time between each future windows release will be much shorter than in the past, windows 8 falls down a little and they tweak it and release windows 9.

    I am hungry now, so i am off to get some pretzels.

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  2. #32


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Actually, there are a LOT of geeks that are getting on the Windows 8 bandwagon. Most of them complain at first, but find they actually like it If they give it a real chance. half a dozen of the tech guys at work bought Surface tablets and were standing inline for Windows Phone 8 devices.

    Windows 8 really is a case of people that have convinced themselves that they hate it.
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  3. #33


    Posts : 142
    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)


    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Actually, there are a LOT of geeks that are getting on the Windows 8 bandwagon. Most of them complain at first, but find they actually like it If they give it a real chance. half a dozen of the tech guys at work bought Surface tablets and were standing inline for Windows Phone 8 devices.

    Windows 8 really is a case of people that have convinced themselves that they hate it.
    And I'd have been one of them, if I'd only tried the DP, and left it at that.

    But, I persevered with the CP (which I liked, once I'd customised it somewhat) and am now on the RTM.

    Very happy with it, apart from the bland look...:-(

    An u/g is definitely looming in my near future.

    But, I'll be keeping Win7 on at least one machine.
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  4. #34


    They always do this when a new Microsoft OS comes out . I think most of the complainers are from other OS companies , like Apple and so on . Windows 8 is going to be the next big one within time . I like it and i have a pc with xp , 3 laptops >>> Linux Kubuntu , Windows 7 U 64 and now Windows 8 pro 64... I am using 8 more than the rest ...
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  5. #35


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    I have only 2 physical PCs ( mine and my son) with 8 and it will stay this way as I have no need to upgrade the other. But I don't make real work on it, I do it on my Windows 7 WS at the side, real reason, I'm experimenting with Windows 8 and Server 2012 and for security reason, I keep my Accounting and business stuff on another network more secure with plain old Server 2008r2. But if I need a new PC in my shop or house, I feel comfortable and I will probably install Windows 8 in it.
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  6. #36


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    The fact is, whenever a new MS OS comes out, there are lots of people that complain.

    When XP came out, everyone called it a "Fisher Price OS" and they complained about Activation. Many said they would stay on Windows 98 SE forever. They yelled that games were slower, that nothing was compatible with it, that the new start menu was terrible and that it changed everything to this "Documents and Settings" folder.

    When XP SP2 came out, everyone complained about the added security, that it was incompatible with anything, and they said they would remain on XP SP1 forever.

    When Vista came out.. well, you know what happened there. Although most of vistas problems were solved with patches within the first couple of months, and definitely by SP1. It still had a bad name. And everyone hated the new start menu, and they said Glass was ugly and terribly designed.

    When Windows 7 came out.. it was a little different. People still complained that you couldn't set the start menu to the classic menu, but it was largely pretty well accepted (although lots of people still said they would stay on XP, mostly because they were using pirated versions, which meant they couldn't get windows updates).
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  7. #37


    Sydney
    Posts : 6
    Windpws 8 Pro x64-bit


    "Where they HAVE IMO screwed it up is in not making the desktop configurable for people who don't want or need touch screens and still work with a keyboard and mouse"

    Hi Jimbo,

    You are quite right, I have an old-ish desktop with no touch screen, just keyboard and mouse. It takes a bit of time to figure out how to customise it the way it was in Windows 7. In Seven Forums there is a tutorial section=>Tutorials - Windows 7 Forums
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  8. #38


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Mystere I can tell you that peoples was waiting for 95, and they wait longer as it was delayed, Even IBM make some kind of satire advertising with a Plane with a OS/2 logo can't remember the words.... But yes every time they release a new OS peoples as something to complain, but in every case I was waiting for it with a mark on the calender. I remember at XP launch I was in a big Hotel in Montreal and I have goose pimples , when they start the projection on the huge screen. I don't get this feeling with 8.
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  9. #39


    Ohio
    Posts : 473
    Windows 8 Pro


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    I totally disagree. The metro UI , to me anyway, is completely sexy and incredible, and I totally favor it to the boring by comparison, windows 7 UI.
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    I also like the metro UI, but-----"sexy"??????
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  10. #40


    Posts : 6
    Windows8


    I totally disagree. The metro UI , to me anyway, is completely sexy and incredible, and I totally favor it to the boring by comparison, windows 7 UI.
    [/QUOTE]
    I also like the metro UI, but-----"sexy"??????[/QUOTE]

    +1
    Anyway you have choice between Linux, android, the old ugly iOs or Windows 8 (pick me, pick me.....).
    Windows 8 is now years light more advanced. No questions about it.
    21st century Os
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