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Windows 8 Sales Well Below Projections, Plenty of Blame

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    only reason I upgraded to win7 when I did was that I entered MS contest to host a win7 coming out party and won! they sent me a box of party favors and a signed copy of win7 32bit 64bit ,running win8 now ,only because I got chosen to be a MS ,MVP the past 4 years and got win8 for free to evaluate ,would likely still be using XP if it weren't for that

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  2. #22


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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
    Same here, I have to resort to asking them sometimes if there is a green button with a blue line on the bottom of the screen, or black line on the bottom with a shininess to it, or asking them if the bottom has icons on it; Windows xp, vista, and 7 respectively.
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  3. #23


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    Quote Originally Posted by skallal View Post
    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.
    I actually upgraded to Windows 7 at the Release Candidate.
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  4. #24


    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.
    I think it's a combination of the fact that people aren't that terribly excited about it. And I think lots have moved away from using their personal computers on a daily basis to doing their web based stuff on their smartphones and their tablets. Therefore, they don't use their home personal computers like they used to in the past.
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  5. #25


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    After reading Pauls article, he made a lot of good points. I agree with one statement in particular.
    I actually like Windows 8 quite a bit and can’t imagine switching back.
    Kind of where I am. With all its faults, I like it also but understand others do not. Only time will tell if Windows 8 will succeed and I have no way of predicting the outcome.

    Jim
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  6. #26


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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    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.
    I think it's a combination of the fact that people aren't that terribly excited about it. And I think lots have moved away from using their personal computers on a daily basis to doing their web based stuff on their smartphones and their tablets. Therefore, they don't use their home personal computers like they used to in the past.
    BINGO! That's what MS is thinking also and they tried to cover all the bases with a common interface. Will it work? Only time will tell.

    Jim
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  7. #27


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    Look, the fact of the matter is PC sales are down. Not just a little. But a LOT. less than half what they were a few years ago.

    The reasons for this is the same reason in the decline of land phone lines. People are going Mobile, and they don't see a need for a desktop PC. If they do, they'll use the one at work or school or whatever.

    With the huge slump in PC sales, and the huge increase in mobile sales, this is precisely why Windows 8 was designed the way it was.

    I think it's VERY early to judge how well Windows 8 is or isn't doing, largely because it's unlikely that we'll see sales numbers for new Windows 8 PC's and devices until after Christmas. All we have now are the small percentage of people that have upgraded their desktop PC's to Windows 8, and that market has always been a tiny percentage of users.

    It's funny though, *EVERY* time Microsoft releases a new OS, we get this same crap. People aren't upgrading. That's right, because historically, and it's still true, people don't usually upgrade their OS. And you know what? It never meets expectations, because the expectations are a) either over-estimated by the press or b) bravado by the company trying to encourage people to upgrade by saying all your friends will do it.

    This is nothing new, and this says nothing about Windows 8. There is nothing of value to be gleaned from any early figures that are released.
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  8. #28


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Look, the fact of the matter is PC sales are down. Not just a little. But a LOT. less than half what they were a few years ago.

    .
    Apple sell more Mac , more than Dell or HP or Acer.


    "The Company sold 26.0 million iPhones in the quarter, representing 28 percent unit growth over the year-ago quarter. Apple sold 17.0 million iPads during the quarter, an 84 percent unit increase over the year-ago quarter. The Company sold 4.0 million Macs during the quarter, a two percent unit increase over the year-ago quarter. Apple sold 6.8 million iPods, a 10 percent unit decline from the year-ago quarter."
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    i don't expect PC says to be very big at Christmas time at all. Tablets, e-readers and smartphones will be the tech gadgets that are selling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    i don't expect PC says to be very big at Christmas time at all. Tablets, e-readers and smartphones will be the tech gadgets that are selling.

    You means iPhone, Android phones and iPad and Android tablets ? If MS miss the Xmas season, others heads will fall.
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