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Windows 8 is depressing PC sales in record numbers

  1. #21


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    Quote Originally Posted by SpyderBite View Post
    New PC owners will be just as confused with Windows 8 as they were with Windows 7, XP, ME, 3.1

    People don't like change. Period.

    Then you have the small niche enthusiasts who want the UI on their smartphones and computers to change drastically every week or they go in to chimp rage about lack of innovation.

    Unfortunately, the media hears the latter, vocal minority and reports it as gospel.
    There's also people who don't want constant change but do want steady improvement. Of course, acknowledging them isn't helpful to your case, is it? Metro is a natural evolution of computer interfaces. It's not like the constant modifications MS makes to the desktop environment with every single release. It's a necessary change, not one of the stupid superficial ones.

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  2. #22


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    Windows 8 is putting a notebook/smartphone OS on a desktop computer. Most potential customers of desktops recognize this and reject it. The question is why do I need to by a desktop if it only replicates a smartphone? Customers who buy a desktop want an OS that is designed for the desktop. Microsoft has spent many year in designing and refining a desktop OS and now they have abandoned it.
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  3. #23


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    It's a necessary change

    The customers are loving it.
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  4. #24


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    Quote Originally Posted by freeeekyyy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SpyderBite View Post
    New PC owners will be just as confused with Windows 8 as they were with Windows 7, XP, ME, 3.1

    People don't like change. Period.

    Then you have the small niche enthusiasts who want the UI on their smartphones and computers to change drastically every week or they go in to chimp rage about lack of innovation.

    Unfortunately, the media hears the latter, vocal minority and reports it as gospel.
    It's not like the constant modifications MS makes to the desktop environment with every single release. It's a necessary change, not one of the stupid superficial ones.
    Like Aero design....
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  5. #25


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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    It's a necessary change

    The customers are loving it.
    Windows 8 is also brand new. Like you yourself just acknowledged, they never like anything new. Why is this so hard to get?
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  6. #26


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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulGo View Post
    Windows 8 is putting a notebook/smartphone OS on a desktop computer. Most potential customers of desktops recognize this and reject it. The question is why do I need to by a desktop if it only replicates a smartphone? Customers who buy a desktop want an OS that is designed for the desktop. Microsoft has spent many year in designing and refining a desktop OS and now they have abandoned it.
    Why was there a desktop OS on a laptop when it's not a desktop?

    And I honestly doubt people ask themselves that question when they go buy a desktop, as if you haven't seen in the new in the past couple years, not many are even buying a desktop to begin with.
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  7. #27


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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by freeeekyyy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SpyderBite View Post
    New PC owners will be just as confused with Windows 8 as they were with Windows 7, XP, ME, 3.1

    People don't like change. Period.

    Then you have the small niche enthusiasts who want the UI on their smartphones and computers to change drastically every week or they go in to chimp rage about lack of innovation.

    Unfortunately, the media hears the latter, vocal minority and reports it as gospel.
    It's not like the constant modifications MS makes to the desktop environment with every single release. It's a necessary change, not one of the stupid superficial ones.
    Like Aero design....
    Yes, like Aero. The system behind it, replacing GDI etc were great, but changing the look was unnecessary. I still think the old Windows 2000 style looks superior and less invasive than either Aero or Luna. That said, the new "Metroesque" Windows 8 desktop design looks better than either of them. I just hope they stick with it, rather than immediately replacing it again like they seem to be so eager to do usually.
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  8. #28


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    Quote Originally Posted by freeeekyyy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by freeeekyyy View Post

    It's not like the constant modifications MS makes to the desktop environment with every single release. It's a necessary change, not one of the stupid superficial ones.
    Like Aero design....
    Yes, like Aero. The system behind it, replacing GDI etc were great, but changing the look was unnecessary. I still think the old Windows 2000 style looks superior and less invasive than either Aero or Luna. That said, the new "Metroesque" Windows 8 desktop design looks better than either of them. I just hope they stick with it, rather than immediately replacing it again like they seem to be so eager to do usually.
    Heavily doubt they will, they have already invested a LOT between different products to ditch it. The most they will do is improve it for sure.
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  9. #29

    If you want to boost PC sales, show a classic desktop!


    PC sales are drepessed not because of W8 but because of the way they advertise them: In the most stupid and most buyer repulsive way: by showing the Start Screen on the monitor.
    Seriousely when you see something as idiotic as this:

    Poeple don't get the point of buying a PC anymore if it does the same as what their tablet or cell phone does!
    It's ILLOGICAL to show this when you want to advert the advantages of a PC. Poeple don't want something that dumb and they don't understand what it is and what the machine is for.
    They think it's an oversized mobile phone or something with very limited capabilities, usable for just what it's showed on the add. They don't know there is a real desktop, real possibilities and even better hardware performance hiding behind Metro mickey-mouse cover. They don't know that it can be disabled and be turned into a real computer as we know it.
    If you want to boost PC sales, show a classic desktop! (but they want to boost tablet sales )
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  10. #30


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fredledingue View Post
    PC sales are drepessed not because of W8 but because of the way they advertise them: In the most stupid and most buyer repulsive way: by showing the Start Screen on the monitor.
    Seriousely when you see something as idiotic as this:

    Poeple don't get the point of buying a PC anymore if it does the same as what their tablet or cell phone does!
    It's ILLOGICAL to show this when you want to advert the advantages of a PC. Poeple don't want something that dumb and they don't understand what it is and what the machine is for.
    They think it's an oversized mobile phone or something with very limited capabilities, usable for just what it's showed on the add. They don't know there is a real desktop, real possibilities and even better hardware performance hiding behind Metro mickey-mouse cover. They don't know that it can be disabled and be turned into a real computer as we know it.
    If you want to boost PC sales, show a classic desktop! (but they want to boost tablet sales )
    Subjective, because if people were shown a similar Windows 7 desktop, they still wouldn't upgrade either way as if there is not visceral thing to be had, they wouldn't go through the hassle of upgrade for what? Just Hybrid Boot?

    I was told by a friend, someone in his Calculus 3 class or programming class about this guy that hated Windows 8 and said it sucked and whatnot, basically like some on this forum. He installed it oddly for some reason on his laptop, then he started singing praises of how Windows 8 is actually pretty awesome.

    And no, when shown something like the Start Screen, no average person thinks, "Wow, this is so stupid, I want to a classic Desktop and not this MIP interface!" It's more like, "Hmm, odd, what is this, it looks interesting because it's really different and I've never seen anything like it before?" Also, where would they get the assumption it's for mobile phones? Do people use Windows Phones more than reported or something?

    If Microsoft kept Windows 8 like Windows 7, PC sales would still fall off a cliff. No one would upgrade form 7 to 8 when 8 would be just a 7.1 update. There isn't anything new to be had, only under the hood changes that most people wouldn't care so much for. People have already shifted from a desktop PC to a laptop PC and they're going for tablets. Windows 7's UI can't support that properly. That's just the facts of the situation.
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