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Windows 8 already accounts for 10% of W7 Steam

  1. #21


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    There is a question about how representative those figures are.

    The overall success of w 8 ( or lack of it ) seems relevant to that.

    There is a possibility that those using a new os/s - perhaps a gift they got Xmas - are more likely to want to mention it.

    It is also possible that although w 8 overall sales haven't been great - an oddly large proportion of those w 8 users happen to use steam - and also happen to want to participate in the survey.

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  2. #22


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    well you can sat that number went up a little lol i just went to win 8 a few days ago. and i use steam as well i love win 8 and steam works quit well.
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  3. #23


    Everyone I know who got a PC for Christmas got one that came preloaded with Win8. Most of those have contacted me and asked me what to do and I strongly recommend Classic Shell. That seems to have worked for most, but there are a few who want me to backdate their PC's to Win7. Some of these folks are Steam users (gamers) and they seem to like Win8 more than the "casual users" who don't want anything to change.
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  4. #24


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    I think you are doing a disservice to your friends to automatically and strongly recommend a start menu replacement. You should instead, teach them how to use Windows 8, and only if they are highly resistant to it recommend a start menu replacement.

    Classic shell is also not a good tool to recommend because it replaces system files and may cause problems with windows updates, but those people probably won't know how to deal with that.
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  5. #25


    I understand, but I didn't have to teach them how to use the previous versions of Windows and I'm not a "teacher" by any means. I simply recommend a solution that will ghet them up and running and out of my hair as quickly as possible, if you know what I mean. It's very telling to me that these people, who are very familiar with previous versions of Windows, cannot figure out how to do simple, menial tasks in Windows 8. Just yesterday, I couldn't figure out how to print in the Microsoft PDF tool. I had forgotten about the "Control-P" command.... There was no "Print" on the screen, which there really should be....
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  6. #26


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    The interesting part is the media and forum posters needing to advertise the results of an optional survey to defend the "popularity" of Windows 8. It's amazing how many news outlets are latching onto this fairly useless stat and using it as a springboard for "see I told you this is the most awesome OS ever". It's a climb, whoopee - tells me a lot of people are still buying PCs, or have upgraded and taken advantage of the cost.

    I upgraded, I'm using 8 - it shows up on my Steam survey - would I say I "like" or am happy with Windows 8? I'd say it was a sidegrade from Windows 7, nothing earthshattering - and if given the chance to do it again, I probably wouldv'e waited because it's no big deal.

    Show me some useful information - like a comparison between how fast Win7 usage climbed in the same time period after release etc., that would show how amazing or dismal this stat even is or if it's even newsworthy. Because right now people using this to defend their Win8 is about as funny as people that use Xfire stats to say a game is dying.

    And what determines the programs that show up installed on the survey? Maybe it should detect ClassicShell, Start8 and all the others.
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  7. #27


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    Quote Originally Posted by symbiont View Post
    Show me some useful information - like a comparison between how fast Win7 usage climbed in the same time period after release etc., that would show how amazing or dismal this stat even is or if it's even newsworthy. Because right now people using this to defend their Win8 is about as funny as people that use Xfire stats to say a game is dying.
    Here is a graph.

    Windows 8 Falls Behind Even the Maligned Vista - Legit Reviews
    Windows 8 proving less popular than Vista | KitGuru

    Click image for larger version

    Quote Originally Posted by symbiont View Post
    Maybe it should detect ClassicShell, Start8 and all the others.
    That would be interesting.
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  8. #28


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    There is a print button. It's in the Devices Charm. Move to the right side of the screen and bring up the charms bar, choose devices, send to printer.
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  9. #29


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    IF, the app supports printing. An app like Bing Weather or Finance doesn't need to print.
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  10. #30


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    Good ol' Gabe Newell apparently still doesn't like Windows 8. This time, he doesn't cite the distribution of apps or anything like that, it's because he's disappointed that a modern OS doesn't cause people to buy new PC hardware or go buy a new PC JUST because there is a new version.... So essentially, he said he'd rather have Windows 8 be more like vista were it demanded higher end hardware and new PCs to run the bloody OS. Rather idiotic notion I say.
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