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  1. #91


    Posts : 1,353
    Windows 8 Pro/Windows 8 Pro/Windows 7 64 Bit64Bit/Windows XP


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    The only thing there is to go on is the negative reaction from a significant proportion of those who have tried it ( they are of course, not the general public), and the lack of investor interest.

    That is all there is to go on right now.

    No one in their right minds would think the signs are good.

    All those people could be wrong of course.

    If you actually bothered to read the post - it says "the indications are"
    Well from what I've read from around the net, the indications are good for those products, some analysts are saying very good, some of course not so good, depends on who you believe. That's why I asked, I thought you might have known something I don't.

    Naturally, a lot of it depends on execution and price, if they can get those right I can't see any problems.

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  2. #92


    Adelaide
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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    The unfortunate situation is that starting next year, Windows 8 will be the default OEM installation on new PCs. That may even slow down PC sales because a lot of people may not want it on a PC.
    This is why I suggested that software creators could "lean on" MS and the OEMs.
    "We can still sell software for XP, Vista and W7."
    "No shiny new Apps, no hardware sales."
    "How much is new software worth to you?"
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  3. #93


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    The only thing there is to go on is the negative reaction from a significant proportion of those who have tried it ( they are of course, not the general public), and the lack of investor interest.

    That is all there is to go on right now.

    No one in their right minds would think the signs are good.

    All those people could be wrong of course.

    If you actually bothered to read the post - it says "the indications are"
    Most indications before a new Windows OS is released usually say it's not good. It happened with 7, but that obviously never got far. That did happen for vista. People thought xp wouldn't be useful and wasn't needed, but that obviously never came about since xp lasted for a good decade.


    I doubt Windows 8 won't fare well. The OEMs are gobbling Windows 8 up on their new touch devices. Once you have OEMs on board like they are, you can't really stop the PC makers and their marketing efforts.
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  4. #94


    Adelaide
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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    Strange


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Most indications before a new Windows OS is released usually say it's not good. It happened with 7, but that obviously never got far.
    Strange.
    I remember the exact opposite.

    I started using W7 from build 7048.
    It became my main OS a few weeks later (before build 7100).
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  5. #95


    Solo.
    Posts : 2,159
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    So far that I can remember,
    I start using windows 7 from the first 64-bit build, and joined Sevenforums in Dec 2009.
    Its only problem were only some driver issue and some firewall incompat issue.
    The rest run uneventfully I guess.

    Kevin
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  6. #96


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I remember a bit about how some reviews of 7 said performance was fine, but it wouldn't do great because it's too different from xp and the new taskbar was going to have a serious learning curve to it. Shoot, I remember for first few months of 7's release when I joined onto Seven Forums, a LOT of complaints were about the taskbar. But since then, that has all but subsided.
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  7. #97


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    Windows 8 Server


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I remember a bit about how some reviews of 7 said performance was fine, but it wouldn't do great because it's too different from xp and the new taskbar was going to have a serious learning curve to it. Shoot, I remember for first few months of 7's release when I joined onto Seven Forums, a LOT of complaints were about the taskbar. But since then, that has all but subsided.
    I personally thought the taskbar sucked too (I still do now), but the more I liked the rest of 7, the less I cared about the taskbar. I find this same attitude has taken over Windows 8 as well. I utterly despise that wall/winkey/metro crap, but the performance and visual improvements everywhere else are worth it. *drools over the new task manager*

    Win7 was a really great release, at least in terms of performance improvements compared to Vista, but I still know of many people who stick to XP because they can grab a few more frames per second (or whatever else you want to measure performance).
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  8. #98


    Norwich, UK
    Posts : 85
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I remember a bit about how some reviews of 7 said performance was fine, but it wouldn't do great because it's too different from xp and the new taskbar was going to have a serious learning curve to it. Shoot, I remember for first few months of 7's release when I joined onto Seven Forums, a LOT of complaints were about the taskbar. But since then, that has all but subsided.
    What reviews were you reading? The general buzz around 7 was that it was "Vista done right" etc. There was ALOT of positive feedback about 7. Not saying there wasn't any bad, but the general buzz was good.

    The best you can say about 8 is that it is receiving "mixed reviews" right now. I know there is a lot of support, but there is also a hell of a lot of dissent as well. I would say its probably about 50/50 (not just based on here).
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  9. #99


    Posts : 142
    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)


    The Win 7 taskbar was just fine, once I'd re-enabled Quick-Launch.

    As I've done on all my Win 7 builds since, and as I've also done with Win 8, in
    conjunction with Start-Menu 7.

    Seldom-used stuff goes into the Start Menu, frequently-used goes into Quick-Launch
    and every-day stuff gets pinned.

    That's the way I like it, that's the way I want it. And that's the way I have it.

    Set up like this, Metro becomes merely an annoying irrelevance at boot-up
    unless I actually want to use it.

    Some of you really do need to learn the difference between 'don't like' and 'can't use'.
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  10. #100


    Posts : 1,353
    Windows 8 Pro/Windows 8 Pro/Windows 7 64 Bit64Bit/Windows XP


    Quote Originally Posted by Kat View Post
    The Win 7 taskbar was just fine, once I'd re-enabled Quick-Launch.

    As I've done on all my Win 7 builds since, and as I've also done with Win 8, in
    conjunction with Start-Menu 7.

    Seldom-used stuff goes into the Start Menu, frequently-used goes into Quick-Launch
    and every-day stuff gets pinned.

    That's the way I like it, that's the way I want it. And that's the way I have it.

    Set up like this, Metro becomes merely an annoying irrelevance at boot-up
    unless I actually want to use it.

    Some of you really do need to learn the difference between 'don't like' and 'can't use'.
    So are you now saying you like or can put up with Windows 8.
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