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Windows 8's uptake falls behind Vista's pace

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    Quote Originally Posted by molebo View Post
    My bad, I correct it, I means " can't compare.." Windows 8 may probably end the existence of Microsoft. Sit and watch the next 2 years. The more I play with my Galaxy Note 2, the more I see the Microsoft problem. Please don't get me the UK sale of Windows phones, those who purchase it are probably telling their friend they make a mistake.
    That's exactly my issue with Windows 8. It was designed to solve a Microsoft's problem, regardless of the actual needs of their customers. They're incredibly late to the game and getting more desperate by the minute.

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  2. #12


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    Vista certainly rushed out and a half baked OS there if you wanted to make any comparisons. Originally due to be out back in the 2003-04 time frame Vista saw several delays until the 1/31/07 launch date arrived finally. It brought in new things like the Startup repair tool "still in use" now for 7 and 8's renaming to Automatic repair and the side bar and gadgets to be replaced by 7's gadgets on the desktop as welll as pinning to the taskbar.

    What has 8 brought in? A new Lock screen with pin code and picture login options and a new look for the taskmanager along with the Windows RT gui. What else? Media Center now a separate paid for app, dvd playback support, video playback seemingly removed from the new WMP version plus other things now gone as well.

    The one other thing not mentioned above would be the new Hyper-X support for Cloud application and now seeing Skype tossed into the mix. The much improved ME Security Essentials with the Windows Defender name is added to the list.

    Where do things go wrong? Compatibility issues seem to be prevailing while 3rd party apps solve the Modern or Metro look. Even with a number of games more complaints heard there. You end weighing the factors when considering replacing a working OE like 7 with 8 if not planning out a dual boot. If anything I would wait here until at least SP1 before bothering with 8 being run as a second OS. That would be a stand alone install on a separate drive as well after seeing the previous problems of trying to dual boot 7 with 8 on previous occaions.
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  3. #13


    I'm very very glad Windows 8 is dead.

    Microsoft needs to learn it's role is not to be "cool" but practical.

    Hopefully Windows 9 will be more like Windows 7; simple, straightforward, with refinements THAT MAKE SENSE TO END USERS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluice32 View Post
    I'm very very glad Windows 8 is dead.

    Microsoft needs to learn it's role is not to be "cool" but practical.

    Hopefully Windows 9 will be more like Windows 7; simple, straightforward, with refinements THAT MAKE SENSE TO END USERS.

    With that sort of thinking we'd still be using DOS.
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  5. #15


    Will still using DOS , Windows 8 is a Disk Operating System no ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by molebo View Post
    Will still using DOS , Windows 8 is a Disk Operating System no ?
    Could well be, it's nearly as fast as the old DOS.

    But just imagine these people complaining about Windows 8 and then having to go to DOS.

    in my opinion Windows 8 is simpler than any Windows before it, okay there's a couple of blips here and there, but they'll be straightened out, some people shouldn't be allowed near computers.
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  7. #17


    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post

    in my opinion Windows 8 is simpler than any Windows before it, .

    do you really means this ? no one will take this seriously , or may be one actually
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    Okay, so you're on the start screen, oh look there's a tile called desktop, let's hit that, oh look Windows 7. Back to the start screen, right click, all apps, oh look there's all the Apps.

    Type me on the start screen, oh look there's media player. Move mouse to bottom left corner, right click, oh look at all the goodies, control panel device manager etc.

    Move mouse to right side of screen oh look more stuff I'm familiar with. That's it end of story.

    Wow that was hard.
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  9. #19


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    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bluice32 View Post
    I'm very very glad Windows 8 is dead.

    Microsoft needs to learn it's role is not to be "cool" but practical.

    Hopefully Windows 9 will be more like Windows 7; simple, straightforward, with refinements THAT MAKE SENSE TO END USERS.

    With that sort of thinking we'd still be using DOS.
    Or mac os...
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  10. #20


    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Okay, so you're on the start screen, oh look there's a tile called desktop, let's hit that, oh look Windows 7. Back to the start screen, right click, all apps, oh look there's all the Apps.

    Type me on the start screen, oh look there's media player. Move mouse to bottom left corner, right click, oh look at all the goodies, control panel device manager etc.

    Move mouse to right side of screen oh look more stuff I'm familiar with. That's it end of story.

    Wow that was hard.

    and how all this juggling between 2 worlds make it easier than Windows 7, cause you said it was easier ?.
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