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Microsoft Launches Last-Minute Campaign to Boost Windows 8

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    Quote Originally Posted by goodintentions View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    I read a lot of tech sites and whenever Windows 8 features as an article, the comments section say the same things as are said here; the dislike of the Windows 8 start screen is universal.
    Ask any tech company or any retailer about people's comments. Those who are satisfied and those who are indifferent rarely ever comment. It's those that hate that will post their comments. This often leads to false conception that a product is unpopular.
    Where did this 'hate' term come from? It's consistently being used by some, as a derogatory term in an attempt to discredit any contrary comment.

    The evidence is mounting every day that Windows 8 is not achieving the success that Microsoft desired. The overwhelming reason is because of the emphasis on the start screen and apps, and the removal of the boot to desktop option and the start menu.

    If those who are satisfied and/or indifferent to Windows 8 are being drowned out by those who are not satisfied and/or indifferent, then that says a lot about its success (or lack of). In this case there are no misconceptions about Windows 8's lack of popularity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    The overwhelming evidence for the lack of success is due to the UI changes. It's the only thing that seems to be the common complaint.
    Then how do you explain the lack of sales before windows 8 came along? Was it just pure coincidence that the sales of PC's took a nose dive at exactly the same time both the market and households were saturated by iOS and android tablets?

    I've posted this picture before. I'll post it again.

    Basically speaking, my sister's family as 3 kids. Each member of the family has an asus transformer infinity tf700. There are also 2 galaxy tab 2's. They have an i7 desktop in the first floor and an i7 laptop in the 2nd floor. They also have galaxy s3's. Do you see any room for windows 8 devices?
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    Quote Originally Posted by goodintentions View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    The overwhelming evidence for the lack of success is due to the UI changes. It's the only thing that seems to be the common complaint.
    Then how do you explain the lack of sales before windows 8 came along? Was it just pure coincidence that the sales of PC's took a nose dive at exactly the same time both the market and households were saturated by iOS and android tablets?

    I've posted this picture before. I'll post it again.

    Basically speaking, my sister's family as 3 kids. Each member of the family has an asus transformer infinity tf700. There are also 2 galaxy tab 2's. They have an i7 desktop in the first floor and an i7 laptop in the 2nd floor. They also have galaxy s3's. Do you see any room for windows 8 devices?
    Windows 8 was supposed to have boosted the stagnant/declining PC market, or at least generate some renewed interest/excitement in the PC market, it did neither, unless you consider the hostility created by the UI interest/excitement. It was never going to be a panacea, but it sure wasn't expected to be a poison pill.

    I have no idea what you are asking/implying in your last statement.
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    [QUOTE=goodintentions;236324]
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Do you see any room for windows 8 devices?
    Yes.

    You can upgrade PC hardware with new OS's.
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    [QUOTE=phillipduran;236423]
    Quote Originally Posted by goodintentions View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Do you see any room for windows 8 devices?
    Yes.

    You can upgrade PC hardware with new OS's.
    I think the forum software got the quote acknowledgment wrong again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by phillipduran View Post

    Yes.

    You can upgrade PC hardware with new OS's.
    I think the forum software got the quote acknowledgment wrong again.
    Nope, not the forum software's fault. He didn't properly edit the dbcodes correctly.

    Anyway, I forgot to mention that up until last year when I upgraded them to an i7 windows 7 machine, they were using an xp Pentium 4 machine for about 12 years.

    Again, a lot of people out there simply don't upgrade their software and hardware unless they have to.
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