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Windows Loses Some Users Despite the Arrival of Windows8.1

  1. #31


    Quote Originally Posted by CalBear View Post
    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.
    Then why bother upgrading? My wife's old laptop runs Vista and it's just fine. I've simply left it as is.

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  2. #32


    Posts : 47
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by mcnulty View Post
    People don't want to change their ways just because Microsoft wants to sell tablets?

    Yep, totally baffling.
    Hold on a minute: it's not Microsoft's fault that people don't want to change their ways. In fact, people HAVE changed their ways because they've moved away from the traditional desktops to the likes of the iPad and Android OSes and ecosystems. With Windows 8 Microsoft are just ensuring that they stay relevant in the marketplace because, as we've seen, sales of traditional desktop PCs have nosedived. This decline happened BEFORE Windows 8 came along because a) the need to upgrade has been seen by many as unnecessary and b) mobile devices have become a more versatile way of communicating and accessing information.

    So who's actually complaining? Those savvy enough to have upgraded to Windows 8 in a desktop environment or have, unfortunately for them, bought a new PC just as the landscape is changing and reviewers who are feeding the frenzy of "OH NOES NO START BUTTON!!!!!!!!!11 LOLZ!!!"

    Ultimately, the hardware will also change so what do Microsoft do? Stick with an OS that's out of date because the world has moved to touch (and, possibly, gesture) or move now knowing that in the short term you'll have a few people who are unhappy?
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  3. #33


    Quote Originally Posted by Ruudfood View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mcnulty View Post
    People don't want to change their ways just because Microsoft wants to sell tablets?

    Yep, totally baffling.
    Hold on a minute: it's not Microsoft's fault that people don't want to change their ways. In fact, people HAVE changed their ways because they've moved away from the traditional desktops to the likes of the iPad and Android OSes and ecosystems. With Windows 8 Microsoft are just ensuring that they stay relevant in the marketplace because, as we've seen, sales of traditional desktop PCs have nosedived. This decline happened BEFORE Windows 8 came along because a) the need to upgrade has been seen by many as unnecessary and b) mobile devices have become a more versatile way of communicating and accessing information.

    So who's actually complaining? Those savvy enough to have upgraded to Windows 8 in a desktop environment or have, unfortunately for them, bought a new PC just as the landscape is changing and reviewers who are feeding the frenzy of "OH NOES NO START BUTTON!!!!!!!!!11 LOLZ!!!"

    Ultimately, the hardware will also change so what do Microsoft do? Stick with an OS that's out of date because the world has moved to touch (and, possibly, gesture) or move now knowing that in the short term you'll have a few people who are unhappy?
    Right on, Bro! :thumbup:
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  4. #34


    Posts : 902
    Win8.1 Pro, Desktop Mode


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Ruudford
    ...are actually just too stupid...

    Yes that is right. If you make product that doesn't sell, blame the customers.

    That is the way - you got it.
    Hah!! Freakin' priceless....
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  5. #35


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    Posts : 3,908
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    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    Microsoft launched 2 operating system versions in the last 12 months, but this hasn’t stopped the overall market share of its platform from losing a few points every 30 days.

    According to market researcher Net Applications, Windows now stands at 90.66 percent, while Mac OS X comes second with 7.73 percent. Linux is third with only 1.61 percent.

    The difference between Windows and the other platforms is huge, but Microsoft’s operating system keeps losing points and this isn’t at all a good thing.

    Only last month Windows declined from 90.81 percent to 90.66 percent, with the trend clearly showing a dropping market share for what it remains the number one operating system for desktop computers.

    Windows started the year with a share of 91.71 percent, but gradually lost points as more users made the switch to other platforms.

    Windows Loses Some Users Despite the Arrival of Windows 8.1
    I think the first sentence says it ALL: 2 OSes in 12 months.

    When Vista was a huge migraine and disappointment, they properly reacted by releasing Windows 7 - But only after one whole year of Vista!

    But Windows 8 for me has been NO Vista, I have been totally happy with it since I installed it and made it my default OS. People complained about "No Start Button" Which MEANT "No Start Menu" but MS decided to interpret as "Put a Link to the Start Screen there, instead of a working Program Menu"

    Easily fixed by installing Start 8 and Classic Shell. This should never ever have been a full OS, it should have been a Service pack. But since MS was making another whole new OS, they decided to re-write some of the major Tile Apps, and make them less than useful.

    OK so they made 8.1. But now, it is as if, in MS's book, Windows 8 DOES NOT EXIST anymore... They are Calling Windows 8.1 "Windows 8" but it is far from 8, the only similarity is that there is a Start Screen like Windows 8, that's it. The Entire Desktop was redesigned and the MS Tiles stripped of Hub Functions.

    But in the long run, it is not that "Microsoft has Lost Windows Users" - They lost Windows 8 and 8.1 users who are re-installing 7 now with renewed, relentless Vigor.

    I don't think they are all moving to OSX, I think Linux is having a heyday.
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  6. #36


    Posts : 47
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ruudfood View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mcnulty View Post
    People don't want to change their ways just because Microsoft wants to sell tablets?

    Yep, totally baffling.
    Hold on a minute: it's not Microsoft's fault that people don't want to change their ways. In fact, people HAVE changed their ways because they've moved away from the traditional desktops to the likes of the iPad and Android OSes and ecosystems. With Windows 8 Microsoft are just ensuring that they stay relevant in the marketplace because, as we've seen, sales of traditional desktop PCs have nosedived. This decline happened BEFORE Windows 8 came along because a) the need to upgrade has been seen by many as unnecessary and b) mobile devices have become a more versatile way of communicating and accessing information.

    So who's actually complaining? Those savvy enough to have upgraded to Windows 8 in a desktop environment or have, unfortunately for them, bought a new PC just as the landscape is changing and reviewers who are feeding the frenzy of "OH NOES NO START BUTTON!!!!!!!!!11 LOLZ!!!"

    Ultimately, the hardware will also change so what do Microsoft do? Stick with an OS that's out of date because the world has moved to touch (and, possibly, gesture) or move now knowing that in the short term you'll have a few people who are unhappy?
    Right on, Bro! :thumbup:
    I'm not sure whether you're being sarcastic!
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  7. #37


    Quote Originally Posted by Ruudfood View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ruudfood View Post

    Hold on a minute: it's not Microsoft's fault that people don't want to change their ways. In fact, people HAVE changed their ways because they've moved away from the traditional desktops to the likes of the iPad and Android OSes and ecosystems. With Windows 8 Microsoft are just ensuring that they stay relevant in the marketplace because, as we've seen, sales of traditional desktop PCs have nosedived. This decline happened BEFORE Windows 8 came along because a) the need to upgrade has been seen by many as unnecessary and b) mobile devices have become a more versatile way of communicating and accessing information.

    So who's actually complaining? Those savvy enough to have upgraded to Windows 8 in a desktop environment or have, unfortunately for them, bought a new PC just as the landscape is changing and reviewers who are feeding the frenzy of "OH NOES NO START BUTTON!!!!!!!!!11 LOLZ!!!"

    Ultimately, the hardware will also change so what do Microsoft do? Stick with an OS that's out of date because the world has moved to touch (and, possibly, gesture) or move now knowing that in the short term you'll have a few people who are unhappy?
    Right on, Bro!
    I'm not sure whether you're being sarcastic!
    Lol! Perhaps the translation was lost through the years. Not being sarcastic whatsoever. When an/this old Hippie says "right on, Bro!" with thumbs up it means I totally agree. In fact, I couldn't have put it better myself. Good job! I guess you haven't read a lot of my posts. I'm one of the biggest proponents of 8/8.1 along with many others on this forum.

    Keep on keeping on!
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  8. #38


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    They are Calling Windows 8.1 "Windows 8" but it is far from 8, the only similarity is that there is a Start Screen like Windows 8, that's it. The Entire Desktop was redesigned and the MS Tiles stripped of Hub Functions.
    Hmmm...gotta look harder at 8.1 because i don't see much difference from Windows 8.
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  9. #39


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    I have seen it described as a lick of paint. In fact, it is a disguise. MS are trying to make to make it less repellant. It might work for them. If the forums are anything to go by, most seem to think it is all about a strange cobbling together of UIs. Not many actually grasp what it is all for.
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  10. #40


    Posts : 835
    Win 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ruudfood View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mcnulty View Post
    People don't want to change their ways just because Microsoft wants to sell tablets?

    Yep, totally baffling.
    Hold on a minute: it's not Microsoft's fault that people don't want to change their ways. In fact, people HAVE changed their ways because they've moved away from the traditional desktops to the likes of the iPad and Android OSes and ecosystems. With Windows 8 Microsoft are just ensuring that they stay relevant in the marketplace because, as we've seen, sales of traditional desktop PCs have nosedived. This decline happened BEFORE Windows 8 came along because a) the need to upgrade has been seen by many as unnecessary and b) mobile devices have become a more versatile way of communicating and accessing information.

    So who's actually complaining? Those savvy enough to have upgraded to Windows 8 in a desktop environment or have, unfortunately for them, bought a new PC just as the landscape is changing and reviewers who are feeding the frenzy of "OH NOES NO START BUTTON!!!!!!!!!11 LOLZ!!!"

    Ultimately, the hardware will also change so what do Microsoft do? Stick with an OS that's out of date because the world has moved to touch (and, possibly, gesture) or move now knowing that in the short term you'll have a few people who are unhappy?
    Right on, Bro! :thumbup:
    haha yeah, this is a great point, The double standard is not really baffling, it's irritating.

    So,, all these people can figure out how to use a smartphone and get all their apps working with all these different iterations in OS's across smart phones and tablets (android and ios) but Win8 is just too much?

    that's like saying "My Teleprompter misspoke, not me."
    Now that's both baffling an irritating.
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