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Windows 8 Sales Well Below Projections, Plenty of Blame

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    You must have deliberately misunderstood.

    The reason win8 is not doing well - is because people do not want it.

    Period.

    It is possible to sell products that there is no actual need for - even in tough times - Apple sold a lot of the last thing they released. That is because they something people want.

    Stock prices are nothing to do with it. They are based on investors perceptions of the future.

    There is a huge difference between want and need.

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  2. #12


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    It IS catering to need and catering to a want.
    In that case - why isn't it selling?

    More and more of what you post makes less and less sense.

    If people did want it - they would be buying it and MS would be happy.

    Assuming Thurrott is right - that is clearly not the case.
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  3. #13


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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    There is a huge difference between want and need.
    Yes but Microsoft want we need it..... don't forget Microsoft can't do wrong
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  4. #14


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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    You must have deliberately misunderstood.

    The reason win8 is not doing well - is because people do not want it.

    Period.

    It is possible to sell products that there is no actual need for - even in tough times - Apple sold a lot of the last thing they released. That is because they something people want.

    Stock prices are nothing to do with it. They are based on investors perceptions of the future.

    There is a huge difference between want and need.
    You're deliberately misunderstanding.

    Says who? Is there an actual analysis that comes to the conclusion that that NO ONE wants it? As far as I can tell, there isn't and won't be for a while. And even still, comparing apple products to Windows is literally comparing a dog to a wireless adapter. Come on right now.

    And that's the WHOLE point I raised the apple stock, THEY ARE INVESTOR'S PERCEPTIONS OF THE FUTURE. A company that is being thought now to have lost their innovative streak and seems to be delivering more on volume than anything, with three ipad releases with not having legitimate features to justify upgrading or buying, an iphone release that isn't anything great amongst its competitors, and other missteps (such as not taking the ipod nano into a smartwatch phase but reverting the design to a previous generation to milk three more drops from that cow) are making investors second guess apple. Heck, even Steve Wozniak is concerned that Microsoft is looking more innovative than the company he co-founded! Seeing what apple is doing is enough to scare off investors, when investors are scared off, hype starts to diminish, and it's downhill from there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    It IS catering to need and catering to a want.
    In that case - why isn't it selling?

    More and more of what you post makes less and less sense.

    If people did want it - they would be buying it and MS would be happy.

    Assuming Thurrott is right - that is clearly not the case.
    Uuummmmm, from how I understand the PC market, sales don't pick up until the holidays and well after the release. Do you not remember 2009? Did Microsoft sell over half a billion licenses of Windows 7 in three weeks? It took almost three years for that to happen.

    Honestly, I'm going to be quite blunt here, I'm not interesting in discussing this as this like talking to a brick wall that uses Windows 7 and YET, is still on a forum for Windows 8.
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  6. #16


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    It hasn't even been a full month since release. People are always slow to upgrade to a new OS.
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  7. #17


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    everyday I spend hours in a electronic store's computer repair shop ,wish I had a dollar for every time the tech or myself asked customer [with a broken computer ]what OS winxp /vista or win7 is on the computer they didn't know for sure ,would just say one of those ,I'm not sure !!for the average user ,the OS on there computer is there because it was there when they bought the computer
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    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    everyday I spend hours in a electronic store's computer repair shop ,wish I had a dollar for every time the tech or myself asked customer [with a broken computer ]what OS winxp /vista or win7 is on the computer they didn't know for sure ,would just say one of those ,I'm not sure !!for the average user ,the OS on there computer is there because it was there when they bought the computer

    this is so true for me too.

    If I can remove the hot corner on Windows 8 , my business customers will not even notice it's Windows 8, as they just use the few shortcut on the task bar and they never open the start menu. The hot corner is my main problem facing my business customers, anyway their Boss make me block about everything else than their accounting software and office in their employee PC.
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  9. #19


    Quote Originally Posted by Chrono View Post
    It hasn't even been a full month since release. People are always slow to upgrade to a new OS.
    I didn't upgrade to 7 until 4 months after the release.
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  10. #20


    Quote Originally Posted by skallal View Post
    I didn't upgrade to 7 until 4 months after the release.
    When W7 came out I was able to pre-order a retail copy of Home Premium at a very reasonable price. Much better deal than the OEM version of Vista that I was using at the time.
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