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Microsoft Claims That Windows 8 Is Finally Taking Off...

  1. #11


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    Mmmm... Ballmer declared the same about RT...

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    “Almost every customer I’ve talked to plans to remain on Windows 7 for quite a while because they want the stability, they’ve got a large install base of applications and tools,” Jim Zafarana, VP and GM for the HP Workstations global business unit, said while also adding that 90 percent of the customers still go for Windows.

    At the same time, HP’s executive explains that his company expects enterprise adoption of Windows 8 to remain slow in the next couple of years, despite the arrival of the new 8.1 update.
    HP: Users Choose Windows 7 over Windows 8 for Superior Stability

    Windows 8 is finally gaining traction, according to a statement released by Microsoft, but company partners across the world beg to differ.
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  3. #13


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    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)


    Darn, have popcorn, but no beer. . .
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    MS still thinks they can talk the OS into a good position market wise, good luck with that. Outside of buying a new PC with 8 on it I would be willing to bet OS sales of 8 are anemic at best.
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  5. #15


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    Windows 7 Ult Reatil & Win 8 Pro OEM


    Hard to know what's really happening, but in my small pond, most people I've spoken to who are tech minded don't like it. Those who are smartfone or tablet orientated seem to like it on surface appearance. However, I honestly don't know anybody personally who is using it.

    Having said that, I've been using it on my flagship for about 8 months now. And with all the latest updates, the buggy bits seem to have been ironed out. Using StartIsBack with Modern switched off, it is running seamless, and that's with generic W8 drivers as Intel don't support drivers for Win 8 on my flagship mobo. Truth is, it would now be hard to go back to Win7, which I have on my backup machine.

    Both machines have high end CPU/mobos, SATA3 SSD HDs, good graphic cards and plenty of RAM. One example which is important for me because I do a lot of work on spreadsheets, is that Excel/Word open almost instantly on W8, but take about 7 - 8 seconds to open on Win7. And that's with either OS on either machine ... Win8 was originally on my backup machine.

    When you have to open and shut multiple spreadsheets to copy/paste between them, and paste data from them to government web sites, it is a real pain in the butt having to wait 7 or 8 seconds between every item.

    I don't mind the bland look and I really like the overall snappiness. I guess that makes me a happy camper, but I still believe it would have really taken off at the get go if MS had simply given the masses a traditional GUI/Stat Menu ... with Modern either as a separate smartfone/tablet GUI OS, or an optional alternative ... as opposed to shoving it down our throats.
    Last edited by Mustang; 13 Sep 2013 at 09:04.
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    I really like the overall snappiness
    Have to agree. They should just plug the 6.3 kernel into Win7 and all is forgiven
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    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    I really like the overall snappiness
    Have to agree. They should just plug the 6.3 kernel into Win7 and all is forgiven
    That would do it.

    In fact it should really have been SP2 to Win7 without Modern.
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  8. #18


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    I see more windows 8 laptops than macs in all my classes. Probably because all new laptops now come with windows 8. All I know is windows 8 sales are not disappointing.
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  9. #19


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    Quote Originally Posted by JessePinkman View Post
    I see more windows 8 laptops than macs in all my classes. Probably because all new laptops now come with windows 8. All I know is windows 8 sales are not disappointing.
    Exactly what I was referring to earlier: Almost all new computers are loaded with Win8. I don't know why some refuse to see this: any store you go to displays basically the same merchandise. Win7 has become a rarity or commodity; if you look at what they are providing (and as maybe some prefer: 'forcing') to the customers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    I expect the numbers are going up. Machines break and have to be replaced. The replacements will have 8 on them as a rule. Not hard to figure that out. A few can afford a Mac, a few will seek out something with a different os. Most will just get what is on the shelves, unaware there is anything else.
    Yes there is an air of truth in this because most people will just stick with the default. It's not a matter of not being aware it's just a matter of functionality - If it works and does what I need... why change it.

    Quote Originally Posted by JessePinkman View Post
    I see more windows 8 laptops than macs in all my classes. Probably because all new laptops now come with windows 8. All I know is windows 8 sales are not disappointing.
    Same here, most people I know getting new laptops are just sticking with 8.

    Yes, this skews the sales, but it isn't/wasn't any different then when any other OS was released. As I said, most people just stick with the default.

    When I got my 8 laptop I was all ready to install 7 on it, but once I played around with 8 I saw no reason to replace it. Obviously I'm quite aware.
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