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I really do think that Windows 8 will be a success

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    I really do think that Windows 8 will be a success


    A couple days ago, I used my Windows To Go USB drive on my friend's gaming laptop. When I initially showed him Windows 8, he didn't like it and didn't care for it. He's the gamer type, and by gamer type, I mean a Desktop with LITERALLY the ENTIRE screen full of little icons for games from DOS to PSx emulators and DS and PC games. It's gross. And what's even grosser is his Start Menu in Windows 7. OH MY.

    But when I booted up to my Windows 8 drive on his laptop, I told him to use it. So he did for about 20 minutes or so. I had to point out and guide him a little on how to use it. For example, I told him, "Where traditionally is the Start button located?" So after that time period, I asked him if given the option between Windows 7 (which he loves) and 8, he choose Windows 8 only IF it has better gaming performance. He would choose Windows 8 over 7 just to actually use an operating system and its navigation. I told him how Windows 8 will be running on ARM processors and has been found to run games with better framerates than 7, he was sold.

    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.

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    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"!
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    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..
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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"!


    We should all still be using MS-DOS - LOL
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    Seems like you have always thought that.

    From your previous posts - you are one of those who is wildly enthusisatic and keen to get others to go along with you.

    I don't mind if someone else likes it or not. It is their choice.

    It is not up to me to persuade them otherwise.
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    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.
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    Let's say gaming scale, arbitrarily is 1-100. This is not scientific by any means, just my feeling, which I guess is important to me because it's how I feel lol!

    Windows 7 here - the benchmark - I will set at 50, so ~ half way between 1-100

    Windows 8 here, by that standard, for gaming - Probably 55
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    Quote Originally Posted by GMan View Post
    Let's say gaming scale, arbitrarily is 1-100. This is not scientific by any means, just my feeling, which I guess is important to me because it's how I feel lol!

    Windows 7 here - the benchmark - I will set at 50, so ~ half way between 1-100

    Windows 8 here, by that standard, for gaming - Probably 55
    Apologies, I'm not sure I follow that. on your scale is Windows 8 better or worse?
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    Coke, I also think that 8 will be a success. By the time it comes out, they will have improved on the Preview version. The biggest objection is the Metro desktop, (which I'm starting to like) which is easily avoided.
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    I think the acceptance of Windows 8 will all depend on the beef - better functions, better applications, better performance, more Ease of Use and maybe price.

    Although I personally like Win8, I do not see a lot of that yet. Fuctionally there is very little that intrigues me. Most of the new applications do not work yet and if they do (somehow), they don't excite me - except the weather app. That is really nice.

    With predictions on performance I would be careful. Yes it is fast now, but the Win7 Beta was also a lot faster than my Win7 today. Once you load the system up, performance will change.

    That leaves Ease of Use. I think the Metro is very helpful in that regard. Yes it is different from what we are used to, but for the average user it should be easier to lauch applications (once the start menu is organized) and it beats a bunch of shortcuts on the desktop any day.

    And for price - I doubt that Windows 8 will sell for $29.95 like Snow Leopard did. It would be nice though and would certainly help acceptance.
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