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

  1. #51


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    Stop with the name calling. If not go else where.

    I stand by my post. I know a couple coworkers that said they wont switch to windows 8 because they dont want to learn a new OS that they will just stay with their current OS.

    I like Windows 8. I dont mind the learning curve. To stay up to date there will be changes you will need to learn. This happens not only with an OS but most software.

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  2. #52


    Quote Originally Posted by jbfoster View Post
    Stop with the name calling. If not go else where.

    I stand by my post. I know a couple coworkers that said they wont switch to windows 8 because they dont want to learn a new OS that they will just stay with their current OS.

    I like Windows 8. I dont mind the learning curve. To stay up to date there will be changes you will need to learn. This happens not only with an OS but most software.
    That settles it then, a couple of your coworkers said so.

    I am quitting this forum - all there seems to be is pro-Win8 fanbois and anti-Win8 trolls. Getting impossible to have an intelligent conversation.

    Good luck everyone, whatever OS you choose.
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  3. #53


    Posts : 162
    Windows 8 Pro


    Yes they did say that. That's their choice.
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  4. #54


    Posts : 99
    Windows 8.1 Professional x64


    Buzz was higher because it was a new release. It will take time for people to warm up to it and for it to become more widely used. On top of that, more and more PCs will have 8 out of the gate and the rate of 8 users will rise.

    And there are always people who don't want to switch because they don't want to. There are people who still use XP for no other reason than because they are used to it and don't want to switch to the much superior 7. Plus, there are always people who wait for a while after an OS releases so MS can work out the bugs. XP wasn't that great until SP2 and we all know Vista, which had most issues fixed by SP1.
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  5. #55


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Philgates View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jbfoster View Post
    Some people don't like change. They would rather complain about the new and stay with the old.

    Keep up with changes or be left behind.

    As for me, I like Windows 8. It runs just fine.



    That's not well conceived is it? change for change sake achieves nothing, change for innovation and design, change for ergonomics that fine to, but panic change because your losing market share is not the way to go. Windows 8, will in my view flop like their mobile 7 and 8 has.............
    Windows was never losing any significant market share to begin with.

    And I also don't put stock in someone's saying of Windows Mobile 7 and 8, when isn't even Windows Mobile anymore. This goes to show that one isn't terribly informed.
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  6. #56


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by sgage View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jbfoster View Post
    Some people don't like change. They would rather complain about the new and stay with the old.

    Keep up with changes or be left behind.

    As for me, I like Windows 8. It runs just fine.
    Oh great, one more time with this nonsense. Look, some people don't like change for the worse. It's not change, per se. The would rather not have to complain. Your flippant dismissal is rude and offensive. At least you didn't say "some people are afraid of change".

    This whole thread is nothing more than "i like it", "i don't like it", "ilke it", ad nauseam.

    I'm glad that you like Windows 8. There is no need to belittle people who don't.


    And the reverse, don't be belittling the ones that do enjoy it. It's getting pointless.
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  7. #57


    It's not a failure. Definitely could have been even better. I have mixed feelings about it but not where I would say it fails. On the "tablet" side of things all is well save for a few things like more types of resize and other minor tweaks. The desktop is where I would say they definitely need to do a few more things to make it more successful.
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  8. #58


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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    I guess that ...


    Quote Originally Posted by neighborlee View Post
    I also think the new IE10 is awesome, in that it allows you to surf with entire screen, with all toolbars invisible, and a simple right click to bring up tabs, etc. I just love it. I love simplicity && function, and Microsoft nailed it!
    I guess that you've never heard of the "F11" key.
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  9. #59


    Posts : 124
    Windows 8 Pro 64-Bit


    Personally I feel the OS hasn't change my life. It's just as fast as Windows 7. Faster shutdown and boot up. I like sports, news, weather, marketwatch ! Guess what right out of the box all those programs were there I love how I can have it on the side using a quarter of my screen one 1 monitor.
    That's my opinion on personal preference.

    Opinions of some of my friends, some are having a hard time learning because for one all they do is spend their time on the browser looking up weird funny pictures. I can't believe people waste their time like that but anyways. Over time he's been able to pick it up and learn new tricks.

    Microsoft as a company itself, is doing a great job at staying awake and changing! We all seen many companies in the technology sector go from being one of the most recognized brands by consumer to quickly becoming obsolete in the consumer mind sometimes other way around (consumer vs enterprise/business are separated for simplification.). This 4th quarter the technology took a hard hit, really hard. Microsoft did not have a severe impact as strong as it's major competitors. MSFT over the last 5 years has had a steady but consistent growth, there dividends, balanced sheets and cash flow statements are still normal and looking in the green zone. Some investors prefer bigger growth and bigger risk but that's a whole different game. Microsoft wasn't made in a day and it wont fall over EVEN IF windows 8 is a failure.

    IN FINAL:
    The product to me is good, the others whether they like or not like it so much will still find it acceptable and eventually move on into the new products. Windows continues to be 90%+ of the market share not including tablets/phones. Right now Microsoft has to worry about getting users out of Windows 7 into Windows 8. It's Windows 8 vs Windows 7 not apple not google not Linux.
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  10. #60


    Posts : 12
    windows 8 professional


    I have just upgraded to windows 8 pro. I did it about a week ago, so far I think it is a great os, much better than xp or vista. Never really used windows 7 so can't compare them but outside of the funky start screen that I am getting used to windows 8 is well put together i think
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