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I really do think that Windows 8 will be a success

  1. #11


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    Calico - I just put Win 7 as 50/100 for a base to go by.

    I put Win 8 as 55/100.

    It's a convoluted way to say I think Win8 is better by about a 5% margin based on how it feels when playing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GMan View Post
    Calico - I just put Win 7 as 50/100 for a base to go by.

    I put Win 8 as 55/100.

    It's a convoluted way to say I think Win8 is better by about a 5% margin based on how it feels when playing.
    Thanks for the clarification
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  3. #13


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    Quote Originally Posted by Calico View Post
    So, "old" people are not real people. Is that some kind of selective misanthropy! As for enterprises, well that's already been discussed here and elsewhere and the general consensus is the complete opposite to your assessment. By the way, when my teenagers had a chance to 'play' with Windows 8, their collective pronouncement was "it's gay"!
    Well, the technological demographic isn't geared towards the older crowd, that's a given. And for enterprises, that's a general consensus of people saying that it's too much time and effort initially to move towards a new OS, maybe for productivity or simply cost. But if given the chance or opportunity, there are IT admins that would upgrade to 8.

    HA! Hostility by calling something a name doesn't always pass off....I thought tablets were "gay" once, now I can see myself using one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonel Travis View Post
    Might want to show your friend this:
    Is Windows 8 the Biggest Threat to the Future of PC Gaming?

    Not a ringing endorsement of 8 in the comments there, either.
    I wouldn't be worrying too much about gaming in Windows 8, sure, there are things that can be improved there. But my friend is a Steamer, as long as games continue to release on Windows, he would be fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mart4494 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post

    Now, I post this in the face of how people are going off on the tangent of how "real" people will be using Windows 8 with epic fails. Notice how those "real" people are older and generally will never update their Windows OS unless if the physically computer itself is dead? Older people don't always care about what's best or what's the latest version, they care about if it works or not. It if works, don't do anything, if not; well yeah. Real people that will be using Windows 8 are people in the enterprise, college students, gamers, young people that want something else other than a laptop, families that need a new PC. Those are the REAL people that will be using and upgrading to Windows 8.
    Sorry don't agree. If there are real world benefits then folks will upgrade. Forget whether the existing set up is working okay. A model T Ford will get you from A to B (eventually) but there are real world benefits with a newer Ford.

    And for the record, I've always upgraded. Yes I did 'upgrade' to Vista and once the fluff was removed I never had a problem with it. Also went with Win7 which is an 0.1 upgrade from Vista so I don't think your argument stacks up - well not with me it doesn't..
    I think what the gist of what you're saying is basically the same thing that every new Windows OS goes through, is it better than the last? With 2000 to xp, the benefit was better media managing and improvements here and there. From xp to vista, there weren't any benefits. From vista to 7, there were benefits. From 7 to 8, it depends on what form factor you use. If you use mobile form factors, there are benefits. If you're using a desktop, maybe not. But considering 40 percent of Windows OS market share is still xp, going from xp to 8 is a PLETHORA of benefits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Calico View Post
    So, "old" people are not real people. Is that some kind of selective misanthropy! As for enterprises, well that's already been discussed here and elsewhere and the general consensus is the complete opposite to your assessment. By the way, when my teenagers had a chance to 'play' with Windows 8, their collective pronouncement was "it's gay"!
    Well, the technological demographic isn't geared towards the older crowd, that's a given.
    If you have some statistics, I'd really like to see them?

    Whilst it quite true that young people are generally quite quick to adopt new technology, they aren't the only group to do so. In fact the group with the highest adoption of new technology are the group with the highest disposable income and they are the 46 to 64 year old range, otherwise known as the 'baby boomers'. So I guess it depends on your definition of 'old'.

    And for enterprises, that's a general consensus of people saying that it's too much time and effort initially to move towards a new OS, maybe for productivity or simply cost. But if given the chance or opportunity, there are IT admins that would upgrade to 8.
    Unfortunately, that's pure speculation which is really quite contrary to the consensus. However, it's quite possible enterprises will find a liking for Windows 8 on the tablet and server. But only time will tell.

    HA! Hostility by calling something a name doesn't always pass off....I thought tablets were "gay" once, now I can see myself using one.
    In this case, it's not so much "calling something a name" rather, it's simply suggesting the product is not very good. However, in fairness to Windows 8, the disparaging remark was quite squarely aimed at Metro and not the underlying OS. It's also worth noting that I only mentioned their response, as an opposing view to your "college students, gamers, young people" comment.
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    I'm a 59 year old teen-ager, and I like being on the cutting edge of technology.
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  8. #18


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    Hi,

    I'm not so sure "old-timers" are as technologically challenged as we think, or at least I don't think so. Take a look at this poll that has been running a while now - look at which age groups make up the most users at SevenForums. If you have been active there, you will admit that the vast bulk of experience comes from the older members.

    Which age category do you fall in? - Windows 7 Forums

    Regards,
    Golden
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    Respect your elders, the meek will inherit the Earth and the nitwits at Microsoft are chumps
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Notice how those "real" people are older and generally will never update their Windows OS unless if the physically computer itself is dead? Older people don't always care about what's best or what's the latest version, they care about if it works or not. It if works, don't do anything, if not; well yeah. Real people that will be using Windows 8 are people in the enterprise, college students, gamers, young people that want something else other than a laptop, families that need a new PC. Those are the REAL people that will be using and upgrading to Windows 8.
    You have no idea of what you are talking about, let me guess you still a student ? , if it's a plsce they don't like change it's the corporate world, look at the numer of XP they are still using.....

    What a joke..... I'm 51 years old and I change my PC every 3 months. Look at my system spec. I don't think I'm quite the typical person who just wait is PC die to get a new Windows, and let me tell you, unless MS make big change, Windows 7 will stay in my Most Up-to-date PC.
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