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Microsoft Says You’re Getting Used to Windows 8

  1. #41


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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    MS did claim 40m had been sold.

    What does it mean?

    Does it mean 40m people have bought, installed and are using - or does it mean those are sales to wholesalers - who will try and shift them over the next two or three months - or does it mean something else entirely.

    Seems strange there are claims it is outselling win7.

    I don't know a single person who has bought a copy ( apart from me ).

    I also don't know a single person who has bought a win 8 device.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/24/te...ky-market.html

    The clearest evidence of Windows 8’s disappointing introduction comes from the research firm NPD, which estimates that sales of Windows machines have actually dropped from a year ago.
    According to NPD, stores in the United States sold 13 percent fewer Windows devices from late October, when Windows 8 made its debut, through the first week in December, than in the same period last year.
    I am surprised. While I've maintained as long as I've been here that Windows 8 would be failure, I thought there would be at least some initial sales before it died. Apparently, it's stillborn.

    The company says it sold 40 million copies of Windows 8 during its first month on the market, a figure that includes upgrade discs sold to consumers and copies installed on new machines by PC makers.
    I don't think that 40M is anything close to real. I think there's likely a boatload of Windows 8 licenses that were counted loaded on machines that haven't sold. The rest of it would be the initial sales I was expecting, and I expect it is a spike more than a slow start.

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  2. #42


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    Yes, after an ad campaign costing in excess of $2bn allegedly, and the fact this is the peak buying season - it could hardly be much worse.

    When MS say people are getting used to win8 - maybe they mean people are getting used to leaving it on the shelf.

    Not surprising - Xmas is a bad time for Turkeys.
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  3. #43


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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Yes, after an ad campaign costing in excess of $2bn allegedly, and the fact this is the peak buying season - it could hardly be much worse.

    When MS say people are getting used to win8 - maybe they mean people are getting used to leaving it on the shelf.

    Not surprising - Xmas is a bad time for Turkeys.
    Haven't posted for awhile, as this forum seems more like a W8 M$ promotional blog by the "faithful" and is repetitive and boring.
    However couldn't let your post go by without a couple of well earned roflmaos
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  4. #44


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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/ Windows 8.1 64 bit


    OK so I'm one of your bog standard users, I have nothing against the OS and use both 7 and 8. My desktop runs 7 and I bought a Laptop which came with 8 and I'm using that more than the desktop and have no problems with it.

    I don't have 3rd party apps installed so I can have a Start button I haven't missed it, I have it set so I'm logged in automatically and have my most used programs pinned to the Start Screen so I can just click one and I'm away using it, that goes for my forums as well, although not all of them. I've changed the screens to my colours and have the desktop showing the Bing page of the day, although I was using a theme before and may go back to using one in the future.

    I don't have everything transferred over to 8 yet but do have it joined to my network so it's part of the family and I can check on stuff on the other computers in the house.

    The only thing I have changed is attaching a mouse to the Laptop, I got on with the touchpad OK but for me it's much quicker and easier with a mouse, I found a spare one among my spare parts yesterday and plugged that in.

    I like it, OK there are still things that can confuse me, alright that doesn't take much to do, but all in all I like the OS and as it's new would rather learn to use it as a new OS rather than try to make look and work like an old one.
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  5. #45


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    Win8.1 Pro, Desktop Mode


    "Microsoft says......." ....I stopped reading right after that....
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  6. #46


    Australia
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    "Microsoft says......." ....I stopped reading right after that....
    They just keep coming ... and coming!
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  7. #47


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    Of course that's what MS says. Newsflash, "My laptop is not a cellphone!" Can't believe Microsoft created such a user-unfriendly OS and is still WAAAAAYYYYY behind Apple in the idea department. Whoever dreamed up the "App" experiment should actually talk to people sometimes because they seem to be living in a cave with only an iPhone to keep them company.
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  8. #48


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    You know what is really sad? apple seems to be copying/integrating the clean modern metro design into itunes 11. Just saw it in the flesh, I was livid.

    Even more disturbing, google is doing a similar thing.

    Even more interesting is how that people that don't like or believe in Windows 8 REFUSE to believe anything good about it.
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  9. #49


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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    You know what is really sad? apple seems to be copying/integrating the clean modern metro design into itunes 11. Just saw it in the flesh, I was livid.

    Even more disturbing, google is doing a similar thing.

    Even more interesting is how that people that don't like or believe in Windows 8 REFUSE to believe anything good about it.
    So it must be a good interface for tablets and maybe that's why they all apply it.
    But people seem to be upset about forcing it into the desktop as well.
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  10. #50


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    You know what is really sad? apple seems to be copying/integrating the clean modern metro design into itunes 11. Just saw it in the flesh, I was livid.

    Even more disturbing, google is doing a similar thing.

    Even more interesting is how that people that don't like or believe in Windows 8 REFUSE to believe anything good about it.
    So it must be a good interface for tablets and maybe that's why they all apply it.
    But people seem to be upset about forcing it into the desktop as well.
    No, this is itunes 11 on the desktop for Windows and mac os. I imagine it looks like a sore thumb on mac os as it doesn't match the overall UI design of it.

    google did the same thing with YouTube in how it poorly scaled on large desktop monitors and nicely on tablets. What OS can render the desktop version of YouTube correctly without issue? Windows 8. That, along with a tablet PC makes the redesign work. I haven't checked if they fixed that though.

    But it's not just itunes on the desktop, it's also the crap designed ipod app on ios, messaging, and appstore and itunes. It seems apple must be comprehending the metro design as white and black, when it's not. Even my friend commented on that, she's not concerned with technology at all! The huge and most significant ingredient apple doesn't understand is digital motion of the UI. google on the other hand kind of gets it.

    Fiends.
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