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This will be Microsofts biggest ever flop, far bigger than Vista.

  1. #1051


    Posts : 92
    Windows 10 (64 bit)


    Why Iím uninstalling Windows 8

    As a cruel trick on myself, about a month ago I installed Windows 8 on my main PC to see what it was like.

    The answer is: abysmal.

    I donít think itís an exaggeration to say that Windows 8 is the worst computing experience Iíve ever had. As a desktop operating system, itís annoying, frustrating, irritating, and baffling to use. Iíve tried on many occasions to explain exactly why itís so awful to use day-to-day, and most of the time, smoke starts pouring out of my ears. I thought it would be better to get down exactly what the issues are and why you should avoid it.

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  2. #1052


    Posts : 92
    Windows 10 (64 bit)


    PC Makers: Windows 8 May Not Be All It's Cracked Up to Be

    Acer and other PC makers lower forecasts for second half 2012 PC shipments

    While many PC makers saw the coming of Windows 8 as an opportunity for growth and increased competition against Apple, those feelings are slowly fading.

    Acer Inc., Quanta Computer Inc. and Compal Electronics Inc., three major PC makers, have all lost hope in Windows 8 being the savior of PC sales for the second half of fiscal year 2012. This opinion differs from those heard by the same PC makers earlier this year, who were happy to show off Windows 8 laptops, all-in-ones and ultrabooks at the Computex trade show in Taipei. Acer even said that Windows 8 PCs would bring growth to his company once again.

    But these opinions changed as PC makers see no customer enthusiasm for personal computers running the Windows 8 operating system. Another issue, according to analysts and the PC makers, is that Windows 8 laptops and ultrabooks will likely be much too expensive upon release.

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    DailyTech - PC Makers: Windows 8 May Not Be All It's Cracked Up to Be
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  3. #1053


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    I gather you are not very keen on it, then.

    Will be interesting to see what happens.

    It is possible, with the right following wind, MS may shift a fair few tablets. ( A number of things will have to fall in MS favour - but it may happen).

    We may then see Desktop users taking the opposite approach. After the rush to get the giveaway price - the rest might just ignore win8 and stick with what they have.

    Fascinating to see what comes of this.
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  4. #1054


    Posts : 51
    Windows 8 pre-release


    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    rich4421972 Windows XP is NO longer available except from a 3rd party. I believe you meant Vista and Windows 7 is still available.
    Actually, no. Windows XP is still available (just not supported) and used on over 30% of all internet-connected computers. You can buy genuine discs anywhere (even ones that come with Service pack 3 already patched in). In addition, Internet Explorer 8 is still alive and well and usable by penny-conscious IT departments.

    XP is no longer supported by MS and has reached "End of Life." Some companies (and especially colleges will not upgrade) The recent versions of Firefox browser are too unstable for heavy network usage for colleges who tweak the browser to run academic applications and software. at my college, we still use our own version of Firefox 3.6 and WinXP on our student networks.

    The IT department at my college uses a heavily tweaked version of XP to run on their servers (We still use Novell network software). We have 8 computers running Windows 7 via VMware. As of this time, Windows Vista has a 6% internet share (OS X weighs in at 6% and GNU/Linux has 1%). Windows 7 makes up the rest of the usage.
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  5. #1055


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Vista is doing the same as OSX - that ain't so bad.
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  6. #1056


    Posts : 51
    Windows 8 pre-release


    I don't get understand the numbers, myself, but they are accurate.

    I don't think it means an OS is good or bad. It is an interesting factoid, though. Personally, I think Vista is a little too resource-hungry for my taste.
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  7. #1057


    Posts : 21
    Windows 8 RTM


    You will need to adapt or die, it is the way of life. Windows 9 will be metro, and so forth.

    I don't see the big deal with Win8. It's just a big start screen, and you can just go to desktop and do your stuff there.

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  8. #1058


    Australia
    Posts : 716
    Windows 7 Ult Reatil & Win 8 Pro OEM


    Quote Originally Posted by Robert View Post
    You will need to adapt or die, it is the way of life. Windows 9 will be metro, and so forth.
    No, W8 will die on the launch pad, and reason and common sense will prevail in W9.

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert View Post
    I don't see the big deal with Win8. It's just a big start screen, and you can just go to desktop and do your stuff there.
    If you don't get it, there's no point trying to explain.

    "For those who believe, (in legacy GUI), no explanation is necessary.

    For those who don't believe, no expalantion will suffice."
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  9. #1059


    Posts : 28
    Windows 8 Pro x64


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    Now that's the Micro$oft we know and love.
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  10. #1060


    Posts : 21
    Windows 8 RTM


    Quote Originally Posted by Mustang View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Robert View Post
    You will need to adapt or die, it is the way of life. Windows 9 will be metro, and so forth.
    No, W8 will die on the launch pad, and reason and common sense will prevail in W9.

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert View Post
    I don't see the big deal with Win8. It's just a big start screen, and you can just go to desktop and do your stuff there.
    If you don't get it, there's no point trying to explain.

    "For those who believe, (in legacy GUI), no explanation is necessary.

    For those who don't believe, no expalantion will suffice."
    You forget that no one is forcing you to buy and use Windows 8. If you feel the need to use outdated OS you are the decider of that.

    W8 will not die, it already has a lot of support. It will become mainstream whether you like it or not, when it ships on every single new laptop and desktop.

    Metro is just another layer of the package, as was the desktop over DOS.
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