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Windows 8 Grabs 5.42% of the OS Market

  1. #11


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    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    OMG even Vista was more popular than Win8 only a few months back LOL!
    The only other option when Vista came out was XP. 8 is having to compete with both XP and 7, two OS that people really like. Plus, it's a bigger change from 7 to 8 than from XP to Vista. Plus as bad as the coverage of Vista was, it's worse with 8 and even at times overblown. Ofcourse for a while 8 is going to sell slowly. But as they continue to make improvements and people continue to get used to it, the share will increase. Plus, people are going to have to get off XP eventually.

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  2. #12


    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic98 View Post
    But as they continue to make improvements and people continue to get used to it, the share will increase. Plus, people are going to have to get off XP eventually.
    I do not think they will be going to Window 8. My brother and his DR. friends went to Macs they will not be coming back to Windows.
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  3. #13


    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic98 View Post
    I fail to see what any of this has to do with Apple or Linux. People who don't like 8 can easily stick with Windows 7.
    Getting harder and harder for normal people to walk into a retail chain and find a Windows 7 machine. In addition, finding a Windows 7 retail OS install disc is becoming harder and harder.
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  4. #14


    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic98 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    OMG even Vista was more popular than Win8 only a few months back LOL!
    The only other option when Vista came out was XP. 8 is having to compete with both XP and 7, two OS that people really like. Plus, it's a bigger change from 7 to 8 than from XP to Vista. Plus as bad as the coverage of Vista was, it's worse with 8 and even at times overblown. Ofcourse for a while 8 is going to sell slowly. But as they continue to make improvements and people continue to get used to it, the share will increase. Plus, people are going to have to get off XP eventually.
    Not sure if you are just over-optimistic or what but be that as it may, the fact that people prefer XP to Win8 speaks volumes..Vista was a blight as is Win8 ...so it's selling slowly..but given the amount of resources that went into Win8 do you really think shareholders have that much patience to wait for a return?..time is money and believe me they will cut their losses at the drop of a hat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustang View Post
    I thing the M$ marketing geniuses have somehow mistaken consumers as Lemmings who will blindly follow the leader over the cliff.

    Steve Ballmer,....Ballmer.....Ballmer....Ballmer...

    They need to bring back F8 into safe boot as well in Windows 8.

    The real tragedy is that the framework for Windows 8 IS VERY GOOD! All these idiots had to do when the public balked was to allow a choice of which GUI to boot into at start and all would have been well, my guess is that a good number who initially would stick with the desktop at boot default would have eventually switched over to Metro over time. Now we will never know.

    I still can't believe what a FIASCO Windows 8 has become and it all could have EASILY been avoided. My guess is that in the future this will be a case studied in the best business schools in the country, just like the New Coke fiasco was. Except one company LISTENED and actually acted on that feedback and the other.....hasn't.
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  6. #16


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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)


    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic98 View Post
    Everyone does have the mentality that they're not even going to try to get used to Windows 8.
    This excuse is trotted out regularly.
    It doesn't take into account the people who used all of the W8 previews for a year before the retail version was released and who still hate Metro.

    How long is this "miraculous revelation" going to take?

    This is also true with regards to the awful "Ribbon" too
    I read an article on another computer blog (within the past week) where several comments were posted about how the writers hated the "Ribbon".
    The posters considered the "Ribbon" and Metro to be failed GUIs.

    Hasn't the "Ribbon" been foisted onto users for ~6 years now?
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  7. #17


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    I think Mr Ballmer needs a dose of Lord Sugar's finger. (The Apprentice TV program).

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  8. #18


    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic98 View Post
    Everyone does have the mentality that they're not even going to try to get used to Windows 8.
    This excuse is trotted out regularly.
    It doesn't take into account the people who used all of the W8 previews for a year before the retail version was released and who still hate Metro.

    How long is this "miraculous revelation" going to take?

    This is also true with regards to the awful "Ribbon" too
    I read an article on another computer blog (within the past week) where several comments were posted about how the writers hated the "Ribbon".
    The posters considered the "Ribbon" and Metro to be failed GUIs.

    Hasn't the "Ribbon" been foisted onto users for ~6 years now?
    Yeah, I concur entirely...I have seen quite a number of people that have used Windows 8 and just given up due to the poor user experience... it's human nature to try anything new, anyway - so the excuse that people are not willing to try the OS is just not true...

    ..as for the Ribbon.. .....
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  9. #19


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    I think Mr Ballmer needs a dose of Lord Sugar's finger. (The Apprentice TV program).

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Good one jimbo! - LOL...maybe he should take Ballmer's place on the board as well
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  10. #20


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Hi there
    Windows 8.1 is DEFINITELY an improvement -- had windows 8 had just BOOT DIRECT TO DESKTOP from the start like W8.1 has most of the complaints over Metro and lack of menu would have disappeared and there wouldn't be a huge amount of negative publicity.

    I think somebody looked at the Apple Store and thought -- Maybe we can do this too without realizing that Windows users come from a totally different perspective than Apple users.

    I still have some issues with Windows 8.1 --it's not quite ready IMO for prime time - but it IS a preview so changes will certainly be made before the Final.

    Windows 8 itself wasn't obviously sensibly thought out -- Windows 8.1 is definitely a step in the right direction -- lets hope Ms realizes that there are MILLIONS of "Classical PC" users out there who aren't going away any time soon.

    Also with people buying SEVERAL larger and larger monitors (60 inch one's aren't that rare any more - or even 72 inch monsters) the whole idea of running full screen Mobile phone type apps on these is just PLAIN BONKERS. Even I regularly use 3 or 4 monitors at home now and usually have at least TWO at work --generally THREE.

    There are signs that with the use of these monitors desktop computing is making a small comeback -- it will never be as great as before --those days are gone but it is still a SIGNIFICANT and not a dying market.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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