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  1. #61


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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    As Lawrence Welk would say...ah-oneah...ah-twoah....ah-threeah....Start the bubble machine....:d

    Good one!

    LMAO

    Web Site: The Lawrence Welk Show: Adios, Au Revior, Aufweidersehn `78 - YouTube

    Enjoy

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  2. #62


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    As Lawrence Welk would say...ah-oneah...ah-twoah....ah-threeah....Start the bubble machine....:d
    Yeah... LOL

    Click image for larger version

    No more off topic...
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  3. #63


    Quote Originally Posted by Explorertml View Post
    It is what it is! lets wait and see! but keep in mind when Wall Street starts to talk negative about any company there will always be a fall out, and Wall Street has be talking for the last 2 years that Microsoft could and will go straight down in a tail spin if they don't get it together and start listening to users across the board...

    Forbes and other financial watch dogs also agree that Microsoft will not be around in the next 3 to 5 years if they keep up this pace of trying to kill the desktop PC...
    Wall Street and other financial institutions would care less about the end users across the board, they care about profit and year to year increase in income. MS isn't trying to kill the desktop, they've just changed the interface of the desktop; underneath of the desktop Windows 8.1 is a better OS than W7. Some people have hard time adjusting to the new interface, while others don't.

    How it'll play out in the 3-5 years time frame, it's hard to say at this time. Predicting that MS will be gone in short time frame is just a wishful thinking on some people's part.
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  4. #64


    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Cr00zng View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Explorertml View Post
    Just give it time Microsoft can and will face the same problems and issues like RIM/BlackBerry did if they don't get it right and hear what all the users and mainstream enterprise users if they don't turn it around with Windows 9 or Windows 10, within the next 2 to 5 years, we all can start Kissing Microsoft Goodbye and RIP...

    (YOU CAN MARK THAT FACT DOWN ON ALL OF YOUR CALENDARS)
    Yeah, I've been hearing these kind of predictions for at least 15 years by now, mainly coming from the Linux crowd. The chances are that there's no need to mark anything on the calendar...
    You missed the mark on the calendar because Linux and Unix has more than 80% of the mobile market with the desktop market slowly following as more users get used to Linux that is the reason M$ is in a panic right now betting the farm on Windows RT.
    The number for the Linux/Unix mobile market share may only work, if you call Apple's iOS a *nix.

    You are correct however, when it comes to the desktop platform. Linux desktop market is slowly growing, as the matter of fact very slowly. In July 2008 the market share of Linux desktop was at 0.84%, while in July 2013 it stood at 1.29%. Not a breakneck speed, but you could twist the number and say, that since July 2008 the Linux platform enjoyed more than 50% market share increase. Just don't forget that Windows 8 market share in July 2013 was at 6.61%, also not a breakneck speed since September 2012; albeit it may seems so when compared to the Linux market share growth...
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  5. #65


    Covington, La
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    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    Linux desktop grew 0.54% in 8 years and Windows 8 is at 6.61% in less than a year. Yea Linux is going to win that battle. NOT!

    Jim
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  6. #66


    Let's face it and be brutally honest. Linux is an enthusiast's OS, Apple, rich boy's toy, Android and like are mobile market only OS and anything like that even if adopted for PC would be the same in name only. What else is there is just highly specialized stuff that would be almost impossible to translate into a mass market. So, love it, hate it or be indifferent, with all those programs and apps base out there and being an all out open market, we are stuck with M$ and Windows for a long time yet. MS knows it and plays it to all they can and want.
    With all the millions of PC computers in the world, what do you think how many people using it, specially for work only and even than using only one or very few apps, really even know or give rat's a** which OS is running them, let alone to know anything about doing something with it. My humble guesstimate would be at least 80% only want to turn computer on, do what they intended to do and go home or turn it off and that's all.
    The rest of us can want and talk about all kinds of tings within OS but can just sit and wander what will M$ unload at us in the future. We can love it, hate it or try to change it but those 80% is what makes money and will be the main goal of anybody hoping to succeed or stay for long time in the OS market.
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  7. #67



    I am Woman! Hear Me Roar!
    NJ
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    4 Windows 7 Pro Sp1- 4 Win 8 Pro, 1- xp pro sp3


    No has answered my question so I am putting it in here, what happens to those who have windows 8 tablets now like the surface pro and others with 64gig HD. Most do not come with 64 gigs. The surface pro gives you available 28 gigs and after putting in a few programs like office and ms security updates, you can wind up as one of my clients have with 20 gigs. Since the pro is a 64 bit OS, 8.1 needs 20 gigs free space, well that is a big problem if you only got 20 gigs left,
    my asus tablet gave me 37 gigs. I also only have 20 gigs left,after installing important programs

    is Microsoft taking in account that no one who owns a surface pro 64 gig or any of the other tablets will be able to upgrade to 8.1

    at one of my seminars, one person showed me his 64 gig Samsung tablet, he barely has a thing on it except office which came with the tablet and he has 11 gigs left. Does any one know what is going to happen to all these tablets?
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  8. #68


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Class action lawsuit? Honestly, that's a good question? If they don't meet the minimum requirements then no 8.1 for them I guess.
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  9. #69



    I am Woman! Hear Me Roar!
    NJ
    Posts : 1,116
    4 Windows 7 Pro Sp1- 4 Win 8 Pro, 1- xp pro sp3


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Class action lawsuit? Honestly, that's a good question? If they don't meet the minimum requirements then no 8.1 for them I guess.
    but if you think about it. None of them can, also I thought it was mandatory to upgrade or you can no longer get security updates I read that somewhere or am I incorrect?
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  10. #70


    Isn't the 20 GB requirement for the 64-bit OS, essentially the same for W8 and W7, for a new installation only? The upgrade from W8.0 to 8.1 may require less disk space, if I am not mistaken...
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