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  1. #21


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    Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    MS didn't make changes on a whim. They collected data on what users were using via the Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP), surveys, and product testing. Microsoft Customer Experience Improvement Program
    That resolves all my issues. We all know Microsoft would not lie or in anyway mislead their customers so it must be true.

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  2. #22


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    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    MS didn't make changes on a whim. They collected data on what users were using via the Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP), surveys, and product testing. Microsoft Customer Experience Improvement Program
    That assumes that the data that was collected was in fact relevant, comprehensive and correctly analysed and interpreted. By the sound of the outcry, someone stuffed up monumentally.


    Remember the old adage: 'Lies, damn lies and statistics.'
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  3. #23


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Apple had a great run of massively successful products. They didn't rely entirely on telemetry to understand the customers wants and needs.

    Android wasn't built like that either. Might have something to do with why it is selling so well.


    The S4 will be Samsung’s first '10 million seller’ device less than a month after its official debut."

    The sales success of the Galaxy S4 has apparently come even though initial supplies of the smartphone were limited, which caused some wireless carriers in the US to delay launches. In addition, Verizon, the United States' largest wireless carrier, isn't expected to begin selling the S4 until May 23rd.


    Samsung co-CEO: Galaxy S4 sales to reach 10 million next week - Neowin
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  4. #24



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    4 Windows 7 Pro Sp1- 4 Win 8 Pro, 1- xp pro sp3


    Did I miss something or did the article say that the 8.1 is going to be free for those on Windows 8 already?
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  5. #25


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    I understand it will be. MS wouldn't get away with charging existing 8 users for it.
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  6. #26



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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    I understand it will be. MS wouldn't get away with charging existing 8 users for it.
    You never know what they would do for money- they created Windows 8 :P
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  7. #27


    Posts : 959
    Windows 8.1, 10


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    MS didn't make changes on a whim. They collected data on what users were using via the Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP), surveys, and product testing. Microsoft Customer Experience Improvement Program

    The message is clear that the majority of people want most of their apps on the taskbar rather than having to dig into Start.
    ... so how do I pin apps to a Taskbar which is visible in Metro then?

    It seems bizarre that Microsoft are making a big thing of this, but they're ignoring their own research.

    A single taskbar, visible across all of Metro and Desktop, which you could pin apps to, would indeed make navigating through Windows much easier.
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  8. #28


    Somewhere in USA
    Posts : 233
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I'd pay for an upgrade.

    I think MS should move forward with their design decisions and keep improving 8. Those few whiners can be left behind to use 7 if they want continue with that tired, old, non-touch friendly UI.
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  9. #29


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    You can go on believing in your "few whiners " fantasy.
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  10. #30


    Quote Originally Posted by McRuff View Post
    That resolves all my issues. We all know Microsoft would not lie or in anyway mislead their customers so it must be true.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    That assumes that the data that was collected was in fact relevant, comprehensive and correctly analysed and interpreted. By the sound of the outcry, someone stuffed up monumentally.

    Remember the old adage: 'Lies, damn lies and statistics.'
    MS never listened to their customers before, right?

    CEIP, surveys, creative/planning meetings, and product testing is all a big waste of money and time.

    Now all of a sudden they're lying, right?

    Customers are important I agree, but not the only entity that any public traded company has to answer to. There are stock holders also of whom have meetings to keep an eye on things. Corporate planning and direction is explained quite well at these meetings. They simply cannot lie about such matters.

    MS is putting out a leading edge product they think will sell the best. Their stock is doing quite well, so one has to assume that the stock holders have some confidence in their products for future use. It's not about the company today so much as it is for the future profitability of that company. Windows 8 is and will do quite well.
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