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Four months in, Windows 8 needs help

  1. #21


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    but if YOU like Windows 8 and your family members didn't then "try brushing up on your teaching skills". !!!
    Jimbo, I don't like nor dislike Windows 8 - I just ignore it. And the guys from my family that bought PCs with Win7 are geeks themselves - one has a bachelors degree in computer sciences.

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  4. #24


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Lets Hope the help is not too late.
    This may not happen if they do not help 8.
    Don't expect a return to 2009.
    Don't expect options to bypass the start screen or a return to the orb. (you get that with 3rd party)
    The Microsoft Store and app development will be their bread and butter.
    Expect discounts on consumer Operating Systems because their profits will be made from other sources.
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  5. #25


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by mdmd View Post
    Lets Hope the help is not too late.
    This may not happen if they do not help 8.
    Don't expect a return to 2009.
    Don't expect options to bypass the start screen or a return to the orb. (you get that with 3rd party)
    The Microsoft Store and app development will be their bread and butter.
    Expect discounts on consumer Operating Systems because their profits will be made from other sources.
    But if the base erodes, the income from those 'other sources' will erode too.
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  6. #26


    Chicago USA
    Posts : 84
    Windows 7 Pro and Windows 8.1 Pro 32 bit and 64 bit


    I am running Win 8 on a Gateway Mini and I can tell you that it is noticeably faster than Windows 7 on a low end machine. The tile interface has zero use on these low end machines because they don't meet the minimum resolution requirement to run the live tiles. I installed the free EX7forW8 which gave me back a start button and standard menu. I will just use that until Microsoft comes to their senses and reinstates the standard desktop. The way I see it they have no choice if they want this new OS to see anything other than mediocre sales numbers.
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  7. #27


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    But if the base erodes, the income from those 'other sources' will erode too.
    I don't have the financial skills or knowledge Jimbo has about Microsoft's position in the world economy but I would speculate that unless there is a global catastrophe, the software giant will continue to rule. Except for some specialists of which I am not, Apple continues to thrive in special markets that can afford their products. I don't see the masses moving to UNIX based systems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mdmd View Post

    I don't have the financial skills or knowledge Jimbo has about Microsoft's position in the world economy but I would speculate that unless there is a global catastrophe, the software giant will continue to rule. Except for some specialists of which I am not, Apple continues to thrive in special markets that can afford their products. I don't see the masses moving to UNIX based systems.
    The masses already are moving that way, that is what M$ is trying to stop before it is too late. Apple stuff is UNIX base Android is UNIX base.
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  9. #29


    Posts : 15
    Windows 7


    I've been using Windows 8 for two months and I have to say, I'm very impressed with it. I like the Metro start screen and I enjoy using Metro apps for a ton of tasks I used to use the browser for. I use the Metro versions of Pandora, YouTube and I-Heart-Radio daily. Instead of accessing these sites through my browser I just fire up their Metro variations. I've also played around with Microsoft's Xbox radio app and I have to say, it's pretty cool.

    Additionally, I am a professional web developer and designer so my computer must be able to handle the workhorse duties I expect from it. I depend on my computer to help pay my mortgage, put food on my table and clothe my child. As a result, I will happily get rid of any hardware or software that doesn't meet my uncompromising expectations. Fortunately for my family, Windows 8 has proven to be a very robust, a very efficient, a very reliable and a very fun operating system to use.

    I like it.
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  10. #30


    Welcome to EightForums, MaloCS. It's good to have you aboard.

    Good for you! Now there's some professional positive feedback!
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