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What do normal people think of new Windows 8 PCs?

  1. #41


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    Vanilla 8 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by HerrKaLeun View Post
    It doesn't matter what "normal" people think. normal people get a new OS with a new PC or tablet and then get whatever is on there. And unless they are professionals using specific software (i.e. CAD, quickbooks) don't even care or know if it is windows.
    - 99% of users keep the same OS till the PC dies
    - 99% of the users think windows is the PC brand
    - 99% of the users that know windows is the OS (they don't know what an OS actually does, though), don't know the version. If someone re-arranges their familiar desktop links, they think it is a new OS
    - 99% of the users couldn't even uninstall a program, or find the desktop icon of the software. If it disappears from the desktop, they think they don't have that software anymore.
    - 99% of users buy a new PC and just make sure at Bestbuy that it also can do "facebook and email"

    Don't even come with desktop mode or Metro, or registry or CMD... if you mention "file type", they think you are a nuclear scientist.
    Summed up very nicely

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  2. #42


    Have to agree with HerrKaLeun.

    However not sure if I am normal or not. I say yes but wife says definitely not

    Keith
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  3. #43


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    SerToday, playing with the Lenovo Yoga again, a guy talked to me and asked if it was a tablet or a laptop.
    So Coke, is the Yoga for sale at Best Buy, or just on display? There is NO local stock down here in Cali...
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  4. #44


    Posts : 534
    Windows 7, Windows 8 RP


    Quote Originally Posted by Colonel Travis View Post
    I demand every post from you from now on be written in Sumerian cuneiform.
    Here is your reference guide:
    Attachment 10854
    How is this request any different than that Prillo kid from You Tube dropping Windows 8 in front of someone and saying "Just use it" and expect a positive result.
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  5. #45


    Posts : 534
    Windows 7, Windows 8 RP


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    It's easy enough once you know, not hard to accomplish..but not intuitive.
    When the iPhone first came out it had a whole new concept for a smartphone using touch and gestures that were not intuitive at all. Now regardless of which phone you get the gestures are only intuitive because people have been doing it for years. It has to start somewhere when something is changed to that degree.
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  6. #46


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by skallal View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    SerToday, playing with the Lenovo Yoga again, a guy talked to me and asked if it was a tablet or a laptop.
    So Coke, is the Yoga for sale at Best Buy, or just on display? There is NO local stock down here in Cali...
    It's both. It costs a 1,000 dollars, and it's pretty awesome to use! Although the display model might be a bit damaged as the screen is suppose to flip when you put it in tent mode.
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  7. #47


    Aurora, CO
    Posts : 21
    Windows 8 Professional (x64)


    Quote Originally Posted by HerrKaLeun View Post
    It doesn't matter what "normal" people think. normal people get a new OS with a new PC or tablet and then get whatever is on there. And unless they are professionals using specific software (i.e. CAD, quickbooks) don't even care or know if it is windows.
    - 99% of users keep the same OS till the PC dies
    - 99% of the users think windows is the PC brand
    - 99% of the users that know windows is the OS (they don't know what an OS actually does, though), don't know the version. If someone re-arranges their familiar desktop links, they think it is a new OS
    - 99% of the users couldn't even uninstall a program, or find the desktop icon of the software. If it disappears from the desktop, they think they don't have that software anymore.
    - 99% of users buy a new PC and just make sure at Bestbuy that it also can do "facebook and email"

    Don't even come with desktop mode or Metro, or registry or CMD... if you mention "file type", they think you are a nuclear scientist.

    You are sooo right....might even be 99.9%

    Don
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  8. #48


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Colonel Travis View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    If it's not different, then it would mean assimilation to what a group considers to be the norm, regardless of it's better or not.
    Well that's not the point that was argued. It's often just left at - change is good, different is good, etc. The kind of change is never mentioned. What you just typed is another way of saying what I've been saying for a freaking year.

    Welcome to the dark side sucker HAHAHAHAHA!
    Attachment 10864

    I am trying to follow the new must-use-photo-only rule but it is difficult.
    Click image for larger version

    The change is pretty well stated for Windows 8. In the whole scheme of things, it's about uniting inputs and UI designs so they are pretty flawless. Not only that, with the new apps, you have a new selection of software that you once used on a smartphone or phablet on a MUCH more powerful computing device. Among MANY other things...
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  9. #49


    Quote Originally Posted by Colonel Travis View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Why? Oh why? are some people always against different is beyond me!
    I demand every post from you from now on be written in Sumerian cuneiform.
    Here is your reference guide:
    Attachment 10854
    I have time to address this now. I think you took my post out of context to justify the means to your own end. On the other hand perhaps I should have used words such as similar, diverse, or distinct along with different.

    I could take the time and learn Sumerian cuneiform to write my posts, but that would defeat my purpose to convey my thoughts to those here on the forum who wouldn't understand it. I could write in italic, or in bold italic, or in a bigger font, or in a different font style. They are different, but similar.

    Trees and bushes -> Different, but similar
    Birds and bats -> Different, but similar
    Gambling verses investing in the stock market -> Different, but similar
    Windows 95 verses DOS -> Different, but similar
    Windows 98 verses Windows 95 -> Different, but similar
    I'm sure you get the idea.
    Many of us think Windows 8, although different, but similar, to be a step in the right direction in many ways.
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  10. #50


    Friend, I don't know about the universe but 1 thing I can say is that I have seen it and its awesome, just busy saving some bucks to upgrade myself.
    Thank you
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