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Microsoft Should Keep Both Windows 7 and Windows 8

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    Microsoft Should Keep Both Windows 7 and Windows 8


    Microsoft keeps advertising Windows 8, but Windows 7 remains the top choice for many users out there who are looking for a more familiar working environment.

    That’s why tech analyst Jeff Kagan thinks that Microsoft should keep both operating systems alive, as customers must be allowed to choose if they wish to go for the traditional desktop UI, or pick the one that also packs the touch-optimized Metro interface.
    “Microsoft needs to focus on keeping customers happy and innovating. Since Windows 8 is a total re-write, and since many customers prefer Windows 7, my recommendation is they keep both. Let the user choose the operating system they want. Don’t force a round customer into a square hole.”
    Analyst: Microsoft Should Keep Both Windows 7 and Windows 8

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    USA, Idaho
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    10.4. . .:d
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    it's really all we've been saying. Not sure why some insist on viewing it as an unreasonable request.
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    Link isn't working here.
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    It's a SoftPedia link, which some AV's may block.
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    It is ok now, thanks.
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    I think the original article is more appropriate. The link in the op is only a comment on it. See here:
    Industry Analyst Jeff Kagan Offers Microsoft Recommendation

    But. dare I disagree with the more experienced author? Microsoft have already done that in Windows 8. And, in 8.1 even better. The user can now go directly to the legacy desktop which, in most instances, is Windows 7. Yes, it needs a third party menu, but lets not turn the thread into another overlong discussion on that.
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    I think all of us here have ranted about that as much as we can. With the proper addons, I'm basically using the same OS as Windows 7, but it has improved many things, The Copy command, now shows you the speed of the transfer -That's a big help. They took OUT some things, like the full network map which used to be in the network and sharing center. But other than these few things, the OS works almost precisely the same as Windows 7. There is more security on Program Files and System Files, but there SHOULD be. And I've been able to do most of the same manipulating using Explorer as I have ever been able to.
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    Yeah they should continue to support Windows 7. They should even release a Service Pack 2 for that but we know that's not gonna happen after their statement saying there won't be an SP2 for Windows 7 and that they'll just continue to support it with rolls of updates. They can't let anything hinder Windows 8 which right now is not doing as well on the sales as they expected.
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    His point is the staggeringly obvious:

    Microsoft should be just as concerned with hanging on to customers
    That is an understatement.

    MS haven't made a good job of that recently.

    It doesn't matter a damn if a some people on computer forums think you can make 8 behave sort of like 7. I have no idea why they keep repeating that. The public aren't buying it.
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