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Windows Loses Some Users Despite the Arrival of Windows8.1

  1. #11


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    Quote Originally Posted by CalBear View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by fafhrd View Post

    In many ways these customers are as much of a drain on Microsoft as straightforward piracy is.
    I apologize for being a "pirate". I'm a retired, home computer user who maintains a few websites for car clubs and develop some Excel spread sheets for record keeping and personal data analysis. I love MS products but cannot justify updating with every new version that comes along. My present computer is 3 years old, my wife's is 5 years old. We're going to just keep on keeping on.
    LMAO as I read my wife is 5 years old.....

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  2. #12


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    Windows 8.1 Pro & OS X Mavericks


    Quote Originally Posted by echrada View Post
    I am seriously thinking of abandoning Windows as my personal OS and going for OS X - at least you know what you get! I am tired of the bull that comes with Windows and specifically Windows 8/8.1. Most of my clients that bought new machines with Windows 8/8.1 have now reverted to Windows 7. And I do not blame them one bit.
    I am kind of thinking of downgrading too now. I had to buy Start8 to actually make Windows 8/8.1 useful. I have not paid for Windows 8 nor Windows 8.1 because my University provides upgrades for free but if I were an actual customer, I would never buy Windows 8 because there are no dramatic features that stand out, especially on the desktop side. For example, why does Windows Explorer not have tabs? Why is there no way to see all my opened program windows at once? Why is there no virtual desktops? Why can't the live tiles be gadgets on the desktop? The list goes on and on.

    Who needs Windows or OS X for games when you have game consoles? iPhone, iPad, PS4 and Xbox One will satisfy your gaming needs and entertainment.

    The only downside that I have with OS X is that Microsoft never made a native OneNote app. Once they make a native OneNote app (maybe 2014), I will gladly erase Windows from my PC and replace it with OS X. I currently have a dualboot system.
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  3. #13


    Quote Originally Posted by echrada View Post
    I am seriously thinking of abandoning Windows as my personal OS and going for OS X - at least you know what you get! I am tired of the bull that comes with Windows and specifically Windows 8/8.1. Most of my clients that bought new machines with Windows 8/8.1 have now reverted to Windows 7. And I do not blame them one bit.
    Have your clients tried Classic Shell and Modern Mix? With those two installed, for all practical purposes, you have a Windows 7 computer with a key that lets you play with some "metro" style programs. I don't hit that key as much as once a week, there's little there that interests me, but it doesn't get in the way of doing everything in pretty much the "Windows 7 way".
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  4. #14


    Quote Originally Posted by echrada View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CalBear View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by fafhrd View Post

    In many ways these customers are as much of a drain on Microsoft as straightforward piracy is.
    I apologize for being a "pirate". I'm a retired, home computer user who maintains a few websites for car clubs and develop some Excel spread sheets for record keeping and personal data analysis. I love MS products but cannot justify updating with every new version that comes along. My present computer is 3 years old, my wife's is 5 years old. We're going to just keep on keeping on.
    LMAO as I read my wife is 5 years old.....
    "wife's" is known as the possessive form of the noun "wife". It means "the computer used by my wife is 5 years old". Perhaps you write political ads with words taken out of context :-)
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  5. #15


    Quote Originally Posted by BlueMasterFX View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by echrada View Post
    I am seriously thinking of abandoning Windows as my personal OS and going for OS X - at least you know what you get! I am tired of the bull that comes with Windows and specifically Windows 8/8.1. Most of my clients that bought new machines with Windows 8/8.1 have now reverted to Windows 7. And I do not blame them one bit.
    I am kind of thinking of downgrading too now. I had to buy Start8 to actually make Windows 8/8.1 useful. I have not paid for Windows 8 nor Windows 8.1 because my University provides upgrades for free but if I were an actual customer, I would never buy Windows 8 because there are no dramatic features that stand out, especially on the desktop side. For example, why does Windows Explorer not have tabs? Why is there no way to see all my opened program windows at once? Why is there no virtual desktops? Why can't the live tiles be gadgets on the desktop? The list goes on and on.

    Who needs Windows or OS X for games when you have game consoles? iPhone, iPad, PS4 and Xbox One will satisfy your gaming needs and entertainment.

    The only downside that I have with OS X is that Microsoft never made a native OneNote app. Once they make a native OneNote app (maybe 2014), I will gladly erase Windows from my PC and replace it with OS X. I currently have a dualboot system.
    Now that you have Start8, what is that you can't do with your computer that you could do with Windows 7?
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  6. #16


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    It is entirely possible win7 and even earlier also have backdoors for the NSA. At least they don't contain the other stuff as well.

    Some people think they can avoid some of it, perhaps they can, for the moment. It is only a matter of time before the masses get hooked in, and the few dissenters will have very little left to use.
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  7. #17


    And still, this doesn’t stop users and analysts alike from criticizing Redmond for its strategy of putting touch ahead of the traditional way of working on a computer and involving a mouse and a keyboard.

    In fact, this has been one of the most criticized aspects of the new Windows 8 platform, with Microsoft blasted with every single occasion by users who felt like being left of the company’s operating system lineup due to the plethora of touch-oriented features.
    What a crock! How does "the plethora of touch-oriented features" get in the way of using mouse and/or keyboard in 8/8.1?! Especially in 8.1 with options to boot to Desktop and use All Apps instead of Start Screen. Personally, I never skipped a beat.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 86
    Windows 8.1 Pro & OS X Mavericks


    Quote Originally Posted by CalBear View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BlueMasterFX View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by echrada View Post
    I am seriously thinking of abandoning Windows as my personal OS and going for OS X - at least you know what you get! I am tired of the bull that comes with Windows and specifically Windows 8/8.1. Most of my clients that bought new machines with Windows 8/8.1 have now reverted to Windows 7. And I do not blame them one bit.
    I am kind of thinking of downgrading too now. I had to buy Start8 to actually make Windows 8/8.1 useful. I have not paid for Windows 8 nor Windows 8.1 because my University provides upgrades for free but if I were an actual customer, I would never buy Windows 8 because there are no dramatic features that stand out, especially on the desktop side. For example, why does Windows Explorer not have tabs? Why is there no way to see all my opened program windows at once? Why is there no virtual desktops? Why can't the live tiles be gadgets on the desktop? The list goes on and on.

    Who needs Windows or OS X for games when you have game consoles? iPhone, iPad, PS4 and Xbox One will satisfy your gaming needs and entertainment.

    The only downside that I have with OS X is that Microsoft never made a native OneNote app. Once they make a native OneNote app (maybe 2014), I will gladly erase Windows from my PC and replace it with OS X. I currently have a dualboot system.
    Now that you have Start8, what is that you can't do with your computer that you could do with Windows 7?
    I kind of miss the Aero look. It looked more professional than this flat half baked theme. Intel no longer supports my IGPU on Windows 8 and I'm forced to use Microsoft's in-house drivers of whatever the hell they told me. Sometimes I get a blue screen randomly after waking from sleep which is so annoying. I still cant get over the fact that I had to pay to make it useful. Geez lol

    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    And still, this doesn’t stop users and analysts alike from criticizing Redmond for its strategy of putting touch ahead of the traditional way of working on a computer and involving a mouse and a keyboard.

    In fact, this has been one of the most criticized aspects of the new Windows 8 platform, with Microsoft blasted with every single occasion by users who felt like being left of the company’s operating system lineup due to the plethora of touch-oriented features.
    What a crock! How does "the plethora of touch-oriented features" get in the way of using mouse and/or keyboard in 8/8.1?! Especially in 8.1 with options to boot to Desktop and use All Apps instead of Start Screen. Personally, I never skipped a beat.
    You should of seen my Speech professor. She bought a Windows 8 computer because there was no other choice and kept complaining where the start menu was. She literally was gonna break the computer and said the whole start screen is weird.
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  9. #19


    Quote Originally Posted by BlueMasterFX View Post
    You should of seen my Speech professor. She bought a Windows 8 computer because there was no other choice and kept complaining where the start menu was. She literally was gonna break the computer and said the whole start screen is weird.
    All I can say is that I hope she knows speech better than advancing computer technology.
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  10. #20


    Posts : 835
    Win 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    And still, this doesn’t stop users and analysts alike from criticizing Redmond for its strategy of putting touch ahead of the traditional way of working on a computer and involving a mouse and a keyboard.

    In fact, this has been one of the most criticized aspects of the new Windows 8 platform, with Microsoft blasted with every single occasion by users who felt like being left of the company’s operating system lineup due to the plethora of touch-oriented features.
    What a crock! How does "the plethora of touch-oriented features" get in the way of using mouse and/or keyboard in 8/8.1?! Especially in 8.1 with options to boot to Desktop and use All Apps instead of Start Screen. Personally, I never skipped a beat.
    That's my point. The touch Oriented Features are not anti-Mouse/Keyboard. They work just fine.

    The problem is, it's different. And people are resistant to change in these areas.

    For the other posters....
    Again, it is not inaccurate to state that most people who harp on these changes haven't given much thought into how to use it.
    It's not what I am used to, therefore it sucks. Much like going from Office2003 to 2007 or 2010, the Ribbon bar does in fact make the software a lot more useful and friendly. As it does in Explorer.

    As for the differences between 7 and 8, there are a lot of improvements.
    Many are unseen, Speed and stability are not at all minor changes.

    Many of the things that one person said they wanted, will be hard pressed to get them incorporated.
    Tabbed Explorer, Virtual Desktops, etc.
    MS could barely include a web browser without getting sued, much less Anti-Virus. Please, stop with the fud.

    As for the NSA, I really hate to say this, cause I hate the saying "I have nothing to hide, so I don't care" it's a completely moronic statement. But, people's entire lives are posted on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIN and other places that the NSA doesn't need access to your PC to find out all about people, they Willingly and Freely give it up daily, by the minute. Literally, by the minute, daily.
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