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Why would I want Windows 8

  1. #41


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    I am not yet convinced. But I keep an open mind. Maybe they still pull some surprises out of the hat.

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  2. #42


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ADRz View Post
    The mere fact that we have to ask the question in this forum as to why we would want Windows 8 is an indictment of this development program.
    I still sometimes have to convince people to switch from vista to 7....it's kind of a tough sell. Now, convincing people from vista to 8, that is easy.
    How do you figure that ??
    It's simply because some perceive it as vista 2.0, but with a larger taskbar.
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  3. #43


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    -built in STD protection, Windows Defender
    -better disk defragmenter
    -if I haven't said it, new Task Manager
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  4. #44


    Posts : 162
    windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    -built in STD protection, Windows Defender
    -better disk defragmenter
    -if I haven't said it, new Task Manager
    None of which compensates for the loss in usability and the silly Start Screen. My guess is that Win8 would be the worst flop in Microsoft's history, much worse than Vista.

    The problem is, of course, that such a flop would simply open the gates for the march of OSX into the enterprise. OSX is approaching the whole thing in a much more measured way, enhancing the desktop with some touch features rather that banning it outright. On the other hand, Apple does not need OSX to sell apps, does it?
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  5. #45


    Because I cant resist to a new M$ OS... and because of the facts that Coke Robot said and because I will buy my first small device (tablet) in 2012.
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  6. #46


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by ADRz View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    -built in STD protection, Windows Defender
    -better disk defragmenter
    -if I haven't said it, new Task Manager
    None of which compensates for the loss in usability and the silly Start Screen. My guess is that Win8 would be the worst flop in Microsoft's history, much worse than Vista.

    The problem is, of course, that such a flop would simply open the gates for the march of OSX into the enterprise. OSX is approaching the whole thing in a much more measured way, enhancing the desktop with some touch features rather that banning it outright. On the other hand, Apple does not need OSX to sell apps, does it?
    I kind of agree with you. Protection from MS is not what I am looking forward to. I caught enough nasties with MSE. And defrag I do not need for mz SSD. The new task manager is OK, but I get the same info from Resource Monitor.

    If those are the only highlights, I am really unimpressed.
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  7. #47


    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail


    ADRz said
    None of which compensates for the loss in usability and the silly Start Screen. My guess is that Win8 would be the worst flop in Microsoft's history, much worse than Vista.
    WHAT? Vista was no way near the worst flop in Microsoft's history. It was Windows ME!!!!!
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  8. #48


    Posts : 162
    windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    ADRz said
    None of which compensates for the loss in usability and the silly Start Screen. My guess is that Win8 would be the worst flop in Microsoft's history, much worse than Vista.
    WHAT? Vista was no way near the worst flop in Microsoft's history. It was Windows ME!!!!!
    We can agree to disagree. Although Vista sold dozens of millions of copies to new buyers, what cost Microsoft was not the absence of upgrade sales but the loss of mind share to Apple. Apple took the opportunity of the bungled release of Vista to run a very effective campaign against Windows. I calculate that because of Vista, MS lost approximately 3% of world wide market share. This may not appear as much, but it dramatically increased the volume of OSX, especially in the US.

    Now, Win8 is shaping to become a much worse disaster. If that happens, Microsoft would become progressively irrelevant. Unless it has a kind of Plan B (a "second edition for Win7"), it would lose much more to OSX and likely to Linux. If Linux devises a way to run seamlessly all my Windows applications (Wine does not cut it), I will definitely abandon Windows and stop worrying about Microsoft gyrations and flirtations with consumer electronics.
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  9. #49


    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail


    ADRz wrote: [quote]We can agree to disagree. Although Vista sold dozens of millions of copies to new buyers, what cost Microsoft was not the absence of upgrade sales but the loss of mind share to Apple. Apple took the opportunity of the bungled release of Vista to run a very effective campaign against Windows. I calculate that because of Vista, MS lost approximately 3% of world wide market share. This may not appear as much, but it dramatically increased the volume of OSX, especially in the US.[/end quote]

    Uhhhhhhhhhhhhh Then why is Apple NOW making Windows ONLY Macs?
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  10. #50


    Posts : 162
    windows 7


    [QUOTE=Mike Lonewolf;51352]ADRz wrote:
    We can agree to disagree. Although Vista sold dozens of millions of copies to new buyers, what cost Microsoft was not the absence of upgrade sales but the loss of mind share to Apple. Apple took the opportunity of the bungled release of Vista to run a very effective campaign against Windows. I calculate that because of Vista, MS lost approximately 3% of world wide market share. This may not appear as much, but it dramatically increased the volume of OSX, especially in the US.[/end quote]

    Uhhhhhhhhhhhhh Then why is Apple NOW making Windows ONLY Macs?
    Windows only Macs? where did you hear this fishwives's tale?? In fact, it is quite tough to have Windows as you sole OS on a Mac. There are a number of utilities that allow you to run Windows on a Mac, but neither Apple, nor any other commercial unit produces "Windows-only Macs". Since Apple utilizes the same technologies as Windows machine vendors, what would be the advantage ina Windows-only Mac????
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