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Windows 8.1’s Success Critical for Microsoft’s “Morale”

  1. #11

    Quote Originally Posted by sean6027 View Post
    Just out of curiosity what other OS is, in reality competing with Windows 8 ? Apple , yeah sure they make decent stuff and have a loyal fan base ( same as Windows ) .The others ? *nix ? ....not going to happen. Who are the others ?

    A report by Digitimes reveals that Windows 8.1’s success is going to be threatened by several other desktop platforms,
    And yes I know, I know , If I don't like it I shouldn't have purchased it .... That attitude will win more customers I'm sure. (Already am a loyal customer by the way, don't push me away).
    The other desktop platform that is in contention is Windows 7 should out live even M$. The people that says you shouldn't have purchase Windows 8 is not thinking straight, you would have a very hard time buying a PC without Window 8 in a store.

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  2. #12

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    Windows 8 Pro and RT

    Actually there are lots of PC's right now for sale with Windows 7. Most custom built PCs and even some off the shelf. Most gaming machines and performance boxes are still offering 7.
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  3. #13

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    Win8.1 Pro, Desktop Mode

    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    I suspect 8.1 is not going to be the help they think it will be, they haven't budged on any of the bad decisions from 8.
    I got a new laptop today, win8 pre-installed.
    Now, I've been using 8 since it came out, but strictly in desktop mode, with the help of classic shell. So, I had forgotten just how much I despise tifkam. I made the mistake of clicking a song before I installed foobar.... what a freakin mistake.

    Unless 8.1 allows for the total desktop experience with absolutely no tikfam, it is doomed to failure, and rightly so. Metro is the worst turd to ever grace a desktop, with absolutely no redeeming features.... [/vent]
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  4. #14

    7 will lead the way for a long long time , not so much with people like us "Tech fans" but in the office environment for sure , where production is paramount.

    Saying 7 is competition for 8 is a moot point , since MSFT will still hold market share.

    @ Rickkins i know that feeling
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  5. #15

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    Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1

    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    Even though some people think that Windows 8.1 will do little to help the collapsing PC industry, analyst firm Gartner believes that its features could actually “quiet” all critics, especially because they are designed to make the OS more familiar.

    Michael Silver and Steve Kleynhans, vice presidents in Gartner’s client computing team, said in a new report that Windows 8.1’s release could represent the right moment for everyone to make the move to Windows 8, especially because it packs plenty of improvements designed to address complaints sent by end users.

    “After Microsoft unveiled Windows 8, the newly introduced user experience was criticized. Some users complained about the lack of discoverability, help or cues for the new user experience, and many rejected Windows 8 because of the changes. Based on the information currently available, we believe Windows 8.1 features could quiet most of its detractors,” the two analysts wrote in the report.
    Gartner: Windows 8.1 Features Will Quiet All Critics
    This is a really a trolling article from Softpedia because Gartner did not actually say what they are quoting.

    They have made what was a reasonably sensible statement from Gartner sound like an April Fools joke by adding a couple of words like all instead of most. And then later "advises everyone to switch to Windows 8.1 beta as soon as possible" instead of "If you are engaged in early planning phases of Windows 8 projects, pilot on Windows 8 if it makes sense, but switch to Windows 8.1 beta as soon as possible. Plan to use Windows 8.1 for production deployments."
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  6. #16

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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin

    Since seeing 8, I have been investigating Linux. Just discovered Deepin. Beautiful desktop os.

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    Very nice indeed. I'll definitely try !

    Get it here: Linux Deepin - Get it

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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin

    Hard to d/l from China, try these , courtesy of noobslab


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  9. #19

    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7

    I guess I won't know until I get it. I think I'll stick with 8 though, I understand it. Now that I've got it into my head that the Metro side stands almost completely alone from the Desktop.

    I saw a Chromebook yesterday, I was solidly unimpressed.
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  10. #20

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    Windows 7

    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Since seeing 8, I have been investigating Linux. Just discovered Deepin. Beautiful desktop os.

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    These screenshots and OS do absolutely nothing for me. Give me Windows 8 and the Metro UI any day of the week over that.
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