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Windows 8 uncertainty blamed for decline in PC sales

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    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    Paraphrased from the sourced article...

    "It's only a matter of time before people are used to the new UI changes in Windows 8," said some guy from Microsoft.

    Mildly misleading titles I have to say.

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    Reading the Tech Radar report, Microsoft is trying to sound upbeat, but they are worried.

    "When you have as many users as we do, you get phenomenal feedback. [Sometimes] they say how much they love you! And then some of it is feedback like, 'Jeez, have you thought about this?' Sometimes we have thought about it and sometimes we should take a look at what we can do in that specific case. We don't ever want to say we're not taking feedback any more."

    The amount of feedback Microsoft has been getting about Windows 8 is a question of scale, he points out. "The thing that people miss sometimes: we sold 60 million licenses to Windows users and if 1 per cent of those users are disgruntled in some way, that's a big overall number.
    If you consider the comments made on this site, more than 1% are making some pretty strong criticism of the Windows 8 interface. Will Microsoft listen?
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    Perhaps that is little hint that they are listening.

    Earlier would have been better.

    You will notice the disingenuous PR fluff:

    we sold 60 million licenses to Windows users
    The suggestion is that 60m people are actually using it. I think you will find a lot of those licenses are on machines still languishing on the shelves.


    if 1 per cent of those users are disgruntled in some way, that's a big overall number.
    Suggesting it is a tiny percentage. Note it also suggests he is only considering those who have actually bought the thing.

    MS know a lot of people have not bought it because they don't like it. They are excluded from that statement. Yet that must concern them.

    It looks carefully constructed.
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  4. #284


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    Paraphrased from the sourced article...

    "It's only a matter of time before people are used to the new UI changes in Windows 8," said some guy from Microsoft.

    Mildly misleading titles I have to say.
    I think disappointed is a great word, the perfect word. It describes me perfectly. While I can use Windows 8, while I know how to do things in Windows 8....I'm more or less disappointed that it isn't more to my liking or customizable to my liking as I would hope.

    Windows 7 was an awesome release. From day 1, it was just rock solid stable, and worked the way I liked and could be easily changed if it did not.

    However, that is changing with Windows 8. It's more like Apple than ever before. There is a Store just like iTunes. They are working at making it work like a tablet...even when run on a desktop or laptop. < Personally this is disappointing to me. it's not the way I want to work.
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    "It's only a matter of time before people are used to the new UI changes in Windows 8,"
    That is exactly the problem.

    He should be able to say
    people are actively choosing and enjoying using it.
    But that wouldn't be true as a general statement.

    I daresay some on my street have "got used to" the enormous increase in traffic noise due to crossrail diversions.

    ( Although the pollution is great concern as well ).

    When those diversions are eventually lifted - that noise will go away.

    Then those folk will say - wow, I thought had got to the point where I could ignore the noise - but now it has gone, it is like a great weight has been lifted , it is so relaxing, it is so much better now. I guess I wasn't "used to it " after all.
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    This is an interesting comment from Nokia:

    [QUOTE]"We haven't announced tablets at this point but it's something we're clearly looking at very closely," he said.

    "We're studying very closely the market right now as Microsoft has introduced the Surface tablet. We're trying to learn from that and understanding what's the right way for us to participate at what point at time."

    Mr Elop said there were advantages to both 7 and 10 inch tablets.

    While Nokia has aligned itself with Microsoft in the phone market, Mr Elop said an Android tablet was still a possible option for the Finnish-based company.
    /QUOTE]

    Nokia 'might' launch tablet to rival Apple, says CEO, Stephen Elop | News.com.au

    Is Nokia concerned that Windows 8 is not going to be as successful as Microsoft hoped?
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    We got tagged "The Three Amigos". Well, ok. All in fun.

    I see here gathered the "Three Musketeers". Touché away!
    Last edited by HippsieGypsie; 04 Feb 2013 at 17:46.
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  8. #288


    I wonder if M$ has used there own software to predict what they have done to there user base with Windows 8.

    Microsoft Develops Software to See into the Future - Softpedia
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  9. #289


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2
    Quote Originally Posted by M$
    It's only a matter of time before people are used to the new UI changes in Windows 8,"
    That is exactly the problem. He should be able to say
    people are actively choosing and enjoying using it.
    Exactly! Why should we be used to it?
    Especialy since it will be a thing for this version only. Next version will be *again* a different thing to be getting used to.
    Quote Originally Posted by Labeeman
    Microsoft Develops Software to See into the Future - Softpedia
    That's the way they will define the next font stryle and the next standard background color for W9. LOL.
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    Eight things that I like about Windows 7.

    8 Things We Hate About Windows 8 - Page 1 | Maximum PC
    Last edited by labeeman; 08 Feb 2013 at 16:37.
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