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Windows 8 is too expensive.

  1. #1


    UK
    Posts : 177
    Win 8

    Windows 8 is too expensive.


    I paid £14.99 cos I got the Win7 upgrade deal, they charge £24.99 for download and £49.99 for a disk. Now on past windows prices that looks cheap but pricing it like that says one thing. They know it's a steaming pile of crap that people will cross the street to avoid. But make it cheap enough and that might give you some cash because people may try it before they chuck it in the bin. Disposable pricing.

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  2. #2


    Quote Originally Posted by steveb View Post
    I paid £14.99 cos I got the Win7 upgrade deal, they charge £24.99 for download and £49.99 for a disk. Now on past windows prices that looks cheap but pricing it like that says one thing. They know it's a steaming pile of crap that people will cross the street to avoid. But make it cheap enough and that might give you some cash because people may try it before they chuck it in the bin. Disposable pricing.
    You know, I'm not Windows 8's biggest fan, as you would know if you've been around this forum a while. But I've seen your posts now on several threads and they seem to have but one purpose - to instigate. We call this "trolling". Do you have anything useful to say, or a legitimate question to ask? If so, please do. But mindless bashing is really, really boring.
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  3. #3


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


    I'd buy W8 at the introductory price, but wouldn't pay
    the same price as W7 Ultimate was.

    I simply can't justify purchasing it at full price.

    75 quid is a LOT better than A$400-odd.

    (Yes, we get ripped-off something shocking when it
    comes to anything IT-related).
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  4. #4


    UK
    Posts : 177
    Win 8


    Just expressing an opinion.

    I believe Microsoft have gone up a blind alley by trying to produce a one size fits all OS for mobile and desktop. I think the metro interface is a horrible and pointless mistake. I think they know it, which is why they have priced it so low compared to previous versions of Windows. But it is still too expensive because of these mistakes. They will have to give it away to retain market share.

    That's not trolling that's saying what I think about an OS that I'm using on my main machine everyday.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 79
    Win8.1 Pro 64bit


    There's way too much win8 bashing on a win8 forum. If you don't like it simply don't use it or don't buy a machine that has it on there. I'm sure there are still win7 machines for sale.
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  6. #6


    UK
    Posts : 177
    Win 8


    Sorry I didn't realise it was compulsory to like everything about it! As I have repeatedly stated it is a good OS with a terrible UI. I use it by choice but I don't have to like all of it.

    This a a Windows 8 general discussion forum and the ideal place to highlight what is wrong with Windows 8. Where else is one supposed to raise these issues, a Linux forum?
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  7. #7


    Posts : 79
    Win8.1 Pro 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by steveb View Post
    Sorry I didn't realise it was compulsory to like everything about it! As I have repeatedly stated it is a good OS with a terrible UI. I use it by choice but I don't have to like all of it.

    This a a Windows 8 general discussion forum and the ideal place to highlight what is wrong with Windows 8. Where else is one supposed to raise these issues, a Linux forum?
    Fair enough, but it's getting kinda old is what I was getting at. I've just seen one article after another or forum discussions, or vlog, blog, and whatever other media that has bashed it to death. Ok I get it, metro wasn't the greatest implementation on a desktop. All the issues with Metro have been discussed ad nauseum. Lets wait and see if MS addresses the critiques of metro or ignores it all together. I myself don't mind metro it self, but there have been apps and other minor issues that I found annoying, but nothing that won't be addressed soon enough I'm sure.
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  8. #8


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by steveb View Post
    Sorry I didn't realise it was compulsory to like everything about it! As I have repeatedly stated it is a good OS with a terrible UI. I use it by choice but I don't have to like all of it.

    This a a Windows 8 general discussion forum and the ideal place to highlight what is wrong with Windows 8. Where else is one supposed to raise these issues, a Linux forum?
    Hi there
    loads of people on the W8 Forum have parts of W8 to complain about --I for one think the removal of a hierarchichal menu system is totally bonkers for people who run a lot of complex apps that used to include loads of sub menus and sub sub menus.
    However CONSTRUCTIVE criticism is always better than just knocking W8 for the sake of it.

    Imagine logging on to a Harley Bikers Forum and saying the Bike is the worst piece of Dog poo ever invented. !!!!

    I'm sure those bikers would appreciate that.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  9. #9


    Quote Originally Posted by steveb View Post
    Sorry I didn't realise it was compulsory to like everything about it! As I have repeatedly stated it is a good OS with a terrible UI. I use it by choice but I don't have to like all of it.

    This a a Windows 8 general discussion forum and the ideal place to highlight what is wrong with Windows 8. Where else is one supposed to raise these issues, a Linux forum?
    It isn't complusory to like everything about it. Hell, I sure don't! It was the attitude and tone with which you suddenly came on to several different threads not merely saying what you disliked about it, but using expressions like 'steaming pile of crap' which give the impression that you were merely trying to get a rise out of people. And that IS trolling.
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  10. #10


    I am happy with 8 for a few reasons, bit locker, file history and the feature of being able to mount iso files in explorer without using 3rd party programs.
    Not bothered about metro or anything like that as I just use the desktop all the time.

    Well worth the money for those features alone.
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