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Windows 8 swells to 2.7% of OS market

  1. #171


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    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    With all this dillydally, I accidentally plugged in my Windows 7 HDD, seriously guys it is slow as molasses as Jimbo says. I really cant believe people complained about paying $39 for a much faster operating system.

    I'm going to put masking tape on the slots in case I do it again.
    i need to get a newer computer maybe ! i duel boot win7 and 8 ,and for normal use i see no difference really

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  2. #172


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    If you run your OS from a SSD, Windows 8 and Windows 7 perform about the same. I noticed a small advantage in the Windows 8 IE. Maybe it is the IE10 that makes the difference.
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  3. #173


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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    [QUOTE=Ray8;202278]
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    but if forums were nothing more than places where everyone agreed on everything, they'd be pointless. This forum is not a church

    BillWindows's comments on CNET
    not sure if that was a good example ,i work at a church ,partime ,24 years now , and if all the parish people believed in the same thing ,i would have been working full time for 23 yrs .lol
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  4. #174


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    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 + Windows 8.1 Pro with WMC x86


    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    With all this dillydally, I accidentally plugged in my Windows 7 HDD, seriously guys it is slow as molasses as Jimbo says. I really cant believe people complained about paying $39 for a much faster operating system.

    I'm going to put masking tape on the slots in case I do it again.
    i need to get a newer computer maybe ! i duel boot win7 and 8 ,and for normal use i see no difference really
    What goes on here is unmoderated trolling and flamebaiting. Read the posts like the one you quoted with this in mind.
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  5. #175


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    Quote Originally Posted by Teerex View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    With all this dillydally, I accidentally plugged in my Windows 7 HDD, seriously guys it is slow as molasses as Jimbo says. I really cant believe people complained about paying $39 for a much faster operating system.

    I'm going to put masking tape on the slots in case I do it again.
    i need to get a newer computer maybe ! i duel boot win7 and 8 ,and for normal use i see no difference really
    What goes on here is unmoderated trolling and flamebaiting. Read the posts like the one you quoted with this in mind.
    i guess you were making reference to me ,i was doing nothing of the sort !just simply saying that on my computer [5 or 6 years old ] one is no faster than the other.

    actually i think you might be more guilty of doing this [ unmoderated trolling and flamebaiting.] than i am
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  6. #176


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    I don't think he was having a go at you.

    Seems he meant the post you quoted was inflamatory, and you perhaps shouldn't take it as accurate or unbiased..
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  7. #177


    Posts : 1,770
    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64


    The percentage growth of complaints is far greater than that of Windows 8 uptake:

    A dedicated thread created for those who wish to blast Windows 8 currently has 31 pages and, as far as users are concerned, it will most likely continue to get new postings, as several new messages are published every day.

    Microsoft, on the other hand, doesn’t wish to comment on these messages and not a single forum moderator got involved in the discussion.
    Windows 8 Critics Keep the Party Going on Microsoft?s Forums - Softpedia

    That's a significantly larger percentage growth than Windows 8 has experienced:

    To wit, the latest Steam Hardare Survey reveals that Linux usage on Steam has more than doubled in February, jumping from 0.8 percent a month prior to 2.02 percent currently.
    Linux Users Come Out of the Woodwork in Latest Steam Hardware Survey | Maximum PC

    Microsoft has to be getting worried, the 'dry statistics' are becoming significant and showing that vast numbers of people are not happy with Windows 8.
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  8. #178


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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    I don't think he was having a go at you.

    Seems he meant the post you quoted was inflamatory, and you perhaps shouldn't take it as accurate or unbiased..
    ok, i get it now
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  9. #179


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    30 odd pages of rejection is very modest compared to some other forums.

    MS can't shut the thread without creating an uproar.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    The percentage growth of complaints is far greater than that of Windows 8 uptake:

    A dedicated thread created for those who wish to blast Windows 8 currently has 31 pages and, as far as users are concerned, it will most likely continue to get new postings, as several new messages are published every day.

    Microsoft, on the other hand, doesn’t wish to comment on these messages and not a single forum moderator got involved in the discussion.
    Windows 8 Critics Keep the Party Going on Microsoft?s Forums - Softpedia

    That's a significantly larger percentage growth than Windows 8 has experienced:

    To wit, the latest Steam Hardare Survey reveals that Linux usage on Steam has more than doubled in February, jumping from 0.8 percent a month prior to 2.02 percent currently.
    Linux Users Come Out of the Woodwork in Latest Steam Hardware Survey | Maximum PC

    Microsoft has to be getting worried, the 'dry statistics' are becoming significant and showing that vast numbers of people are not happy with Windows 8.
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  10. #180


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    Windows 7 on the desktop, Windows 8 Surface Pro mobile


    I'm not too concerned about PC numbers considering they don't typically use touchscreens.

    What i'm interested is how many mobile laptop/tablet convertibles they're able to push. Surface Pro is essentially the Killer App for Windows 8. As people start understanding the power of touch and getting used to it on their mobile device, they're going to want the same on their desktop(if they have need of one) workstation. And once people start getting used to touch/pen on a new touchscreen monitor(which will be at a different position than vertical) being driven by the desktop, going back to Windows 7 will seem like a relic.

    And then the transition is finally complete Apple will be in a world of trouble as everything first blew backwards evolving the older hardware to touch standards and then forwards as the new software suite redesigns(which will be backwards compatible to 7) along with the new apps to show off and access select abilities blow through all mobile devices right down to the Phone.

    At that point, its game over for Apple. Its a very long process they're partaking(at least for Microsoft), but if they get on the other side of it and Apple hasn't wised up, its just going to be decimated.
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