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Windows 8 swells to 2.7% of OS market

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    That's because the software has to adapt around the mouse, not the other way around. But many many graphic artists, architects, all the above generally will use a touchscreen or a touch pad versus a mouse. Even most architects still draw plans by hand, THEN go to AutoCAD to make a digital copy give the buttcrack plumber to. Drawing with a mouse sucks, simple as that, at least compared to a touch input. Even Photoshoppers that use a mouse every day and all day that go to a Wacom Bamboo tablet will sing joyous praise of it because it makes things SSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much better to use.
    There is a difference between finger painting and using a graphics tablet.

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    And that authoritative announcement comes from where?
    New Windows Boss Confirms
    Note that the interview was conducted in Dec 2012: Interview with Julie Larson-Green, the Executive in Charge of Windows 8 at Microsoft Who Just Took Over from Steven Sinofsky. | MIT Technology Review. The world had not yet felt the full impact of the changes on the desktop interface. They have now.
    She's the "monster" responsible for the Ribbon.
    I'd like to see her sent to the "salt mines".

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    IDC Forecasts PC Market Will Shrink for Second Consecutive Year

    On the bright side. IDC is saying the rate of decline will be about a third of what it was last year. And regardless of how it compares, a 1.3 percent change is hardly cause for panic. In fact, IDC predicts total PC shipments (desktops and notebooks) will reach 345.8 million units in 2013. That's down from 350.4 million units in 2012, but still a lot of PCs.

    Incidentally, this is precisely where Windows 8 should be able to turn things around. The touch-friendly operating system encourages hybrid designs that function both as a powerful notebook and as a tablet, but PC makers have so far failed to really excite consumers with any must-have products.
    IDC Forecasts PC Market Will Shrink for Second Consecutive Year | Maximum PC

    Is the swelling still there?
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    Piracy Rates


    The statistic that I think will be the most revealing is the Piracy rate.

    I'd like to see a chart of the Piracy rates of the various Windows versions:
    • XP
    • Vista
    • W7
    • W8
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    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    The statistic that I think will be the most revealing is the Piracy rate.

    I'd like to see a chart of the Piracy rates of the various Windows versions:
    • XP
    • Vista
    • W7
    • W8
    Microsoft is secretly giving away Window 8 licence keys to boost the uptake figures, while vigorously defending Windows Vista and 7 piracy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    That's because the software has to adapt around the mouse, not the other way around. But many many graphic artists, architects, all the above generally will use a touchscreen or a touch pad versus a mouse. Even most architects still draw plans by hand, THEN go to AutoCAD to make a digital copy give the buttcrack plumber to. Drawing with a mouse sucks, simple as that, at least compared to a touch input. Even Photoshoppers that use a mouse every day and all day that go to a Wacom Bamboo tablet will sing joyous praise of it because it makes things SSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much better to use.
    There is a difference between finger painting and using a graphics tablet.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mdmd View Post
    Note that the interview was conducted in Dec 2012: Interview with Julie Larson-Green, the Executive in Charge of Windows 8 at Microsoft Who Just Took Over from Steven Sinofsky. | MIT Technology Review. The world had not yet felt the full impact of the changes on the desktop interface. They have now.
    She's the "monster" responsible for the Ribbon.
    I'd like to see her sent to the "salt mines".
    You obviously need to use to a pen with the touchscreen, I thought this was something that didn't need to be pointed out. Oh wait, I know how to use touchscreens with a desktop other than saying random crap about something I don't know....
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    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    The statistic that I think will be the most revealing is the Piracy rate.

    I'd like to see a chart of the Piracy rates of the various Windows versions:
    • XP
    • Vista
    • W7
    • W8
    I'll take a swing...

    Windows 7 is most pirated obviously, as Microsoft kind of turned a blind eye about that as it meant people were getting off old platforms especially vista. They actually said they were allowing updates to pirated versions....

    Windows xp is a distant second, it's not really sold, it's nearing the end of its long overdue life, but still being unfortunately used. That will be pirated as it's pointless to buy a nearly 12 year old operating system that won't be supported next year.

    Windows 8 I say is a third after that. Especially since the promo offer ended, and it's back up to its normal price. Some people want better performance over 7, probably the same that pirated 7.

    Windows vista isn't pirated at all. Unless if you're weird and like waiting, then you might end up buying a refurbished DVD copy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
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    whs... we have one thing in common...

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    I use 150% of DPI, else I see very little. In Linux Mint that was more difficult because changing the DPI is not that easy. Here I did it with the Theme and Skin. Works great too.


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    That start menu takes up half the screen...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    There is a difference between finger painting and using a graphics tablet.
    You obviously need to use to a pen with the touchscreen, I thought this was something that didn't need to be pointed out. Oh wait, I know how to use touchscreens with a desktop other than saying random crap about something I don't know....
    Using a pen with a touchscreen:

    Click image for larger version

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    Much better:

    Click image for larger version

    A touch screen is just so cool
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    Especially since the promo offer ended, and it's back up to its normal price.
    If you call 45 quid the normal price, then yes, I suppose so. The same as the promo price, then.
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    Oh, oh!

    In a bid to push the development of small, touch-enabled laptops, Microsoft has started to offer discounts on Windows 8 and Office 2013 to manufacturing OEMs. According to WSJ and Digitimes reports, these price cuts would be reflected in products in the fall. The deal includes Windows 8 plus Office for $30 -- a bundle that previously cost $120.
    WSJ: Microsoft to offer discounted Windows 8 software for future small touchscreen laptops
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