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

  1. #1631


    Posts : 154
    Win7


    That you would equate your rude dismissal of others passionate opinions here with my skepticism of a touchscreen OS on non-touchscreens is either laughable or dishonest. Are you saying I bullied Win8?

    Almost every home PC comes with the standard OS, not Pro. Thus the way many/most consumers get their OS by buying a PC will cause them to be stuck with Win8 on non-touchscreens, until MS and the OEM's realize this is a debacle and allow an effective upgrade to the vastly better Desktop experience of Win7.

    What's the alternative - a black market for a 3 year old wildly-popular OS?

    I'm finished with your creepy ankle-biting. I'll come back here when Win7 actually loses popularity by consumer demand and not by being strangled in its crib before it's popularity has even peaked.

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  2. #1632


    Canon City
    Posts : 249
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    If I may say I like Windows 8 Metro and look forward to MS and other companies porting the software to Metro. I would also feel confident in saying that the average Joe feels the same since from what I have read on google that the MS store and Amazon has had great success in sales and bestbuy put in 50,000 hours in to training there personnel for Windows 8.
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  3. #1633


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    warning   Warning
    Let's stop being rude and keep this discussion friendly shall we before I need to take more permanent actions to stop it.


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  4. #1634


    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail


    I'm sort of getting sick of reading this muck. LETS really break this down:
    What is an Operating System?
    A) Access point to our programs?
    B) Something so cool I can use my creativity to make it look better than my friends?
    C) Something I can bitch about till the next version of Windows comes into my hand?
    D) Who gives a shit I have work to get done!

    Now look at A thru D and go back to Windows 3.1 and all the way up to Windows 8 and see where these choices fit before you give your answer.
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  5. #1635


    Posts : 239
    Win7 & 8 64bit / Linux Mint 14


    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    I'm sort of getting sick of reading this muck. LETS really break this down:
    What is an Operating System?
    A) Access point to our programs?
    B) Something so cool I can use my creativity to make it look better than my friends?
    C) Something I can bitch about till the next version of Windows comes into my hand?
    D) Who gives a shit I have work to get done!

    Now look at A thru D and go back to Windows 3.1 and all the way up to Windows 8 and see where these choices fit before you give your answer.
    Walk away from this thread then Mike. Win8 has triggered more polarized opinions than any OS I can remember. There appears to be no middle ground over this so it's become one of those you're either for Win8 or against it.

    There's no point in getting high blood pressure over it. If folks want to use Win8 then fine. If they want to use Win7 then also fine. If they want to go to Linux or with iFriut then that's also fine.

    Personally I'd use a Linux distro but I need to use Adobe and Wine simply doesn't play well with it. The thought of jumping between OS's or running at snails pace with VM doesn't appeal so I'll stick with what I've got.

    I've managed to chill out over the whole Win8 issue especially trying to second guess what the MS motives were or were not.
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  6. #1636


    I think at 164 pages this thread has run out of steam and it's time to kill it off (not something I do very often).

    Thread closed.
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