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Windows 8 Dev Build Users Drop Significantly, Is It An Omen?

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    Windows 8 Dev Build Users Drop Significantly, Is It An Omen?


    Ruh-roh: could the sky already be falling on Windows 8? Nope, not yet, but that’s what a report by ad network Chitika seems to insinuate. Since ads are obviously based on metrics, Chitika has been keeping tally on the number of impressions it receives from users running the Windows 8 Developer Preview, and the company claims that number has dropped dramatically since the Dev Build launched in late September. OH NOES! But does the drop in Dev Build users really matter?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Ruh-roh: could the sky already be falling on Windows 8? Nope, not yet, but that’s what a report by ad network Chitika seems to insinuate. Since ads are obviously based on metrics, Chitika has been keeping tally on the number of impressions it receives from users running the Windows 8 Developer Preview, and the company claims that number has dropped dramatically since the Dev Build launched in late September. OH NOES! But does the drop in Dev Build users really matter?
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    Who knows!! I personally do not like anything much in Win8 and my foray with the Dev Build ended very quickly but I cannot really say if this is a "poll" with any significance. My view is that Win8 would be a disaster. What may work on a phone (the Metro interface), may be an absolute disaster on a larger screen. I find Win8 very visually and user unappealing. Others may have other opinions. But there is clamor for the beta, not that I can see. In fact, most of "reverse" enthusiasm is by the haters of Metro. Unless the beta has ushered some essential changes, I foresee that its reception would be also very tepid.
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    It's normal. After all the excitement people switch back to W7 and keep waiting for the beta.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ADRz View Post
    Who knows!! I personally do not like anything much in Win8 and my foray with the Dev Build ended very quickly but I cannot really say if this is a "poll" with any significance. My view is that Win8 would be a disaster. What may work on a phone (the Metro interface), may be an absolute disaster on a larger screen. I find Win8 very visually and user unappealing. Others may have other opinions. But there is clamor for the beta, not that I can see. In fact, most of "reverse" enthusiasm is by the haters of Metro. Unless the beta has ushered some essential changes, I foresee that its reception would be also very tepid.
    I share the same feelings than you, ADRz.
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    Yes. I think I mentioned the possibility in an earlier post. Once you have explored the very limited options/differences, in the Metro interface, there is little in Windows 8, that has not, already, been discussed in its almost identical cousin - Windows 7. Most of the curious have quickly discovered this.
    Already covered, I guess, but using Windows 8 in the "non-metro" mode, I did find it seemed to have all round improved performance, but at this stage, it could go either way when MS add on a few more trinkets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vrosa View Post
    It's normal. After all the excitement people switch back to W7 and keep waiting for the beta.
    Got to agree with this.
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    hi there

    it's normal as people have posted. We've done as much testing as we can, the product expires in a few weeks so there isn't a lot of point investing loads of time anymore. When the beta or next version is released things will start all over again.

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    Played with it but now back to 7 - will wait for Beta and if there is nothing in it for me will give it a miss!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ADRz View Post
    Who knows!! I personally do not like anything much in Win8 and my foray with the Dev Build ended very quickly but I cannot really say if this is a "poll" with any significance. My view is that Win8 would be a disaster. What may work on a phone (the Metro interface), may be an absolute disaster on a larger screen. I find Win8 very visually and user unappealing. Others may have other opinions. But there is clamor for the beta, not that I can see. In fact, most of "reverse" enthusiasm is by the haters of Metro. Unless the beta has ushered some essential changes, I foresee that its reception would be also very tepid.
    That pretty much says it for me too. I find it a very frustrating experience on a desktop PC that doesn't have a touch screen. lol, I had to Google how to find the bloody shut down button. Killing the metro UI just makes it windows 7 with a bunch of stuff thats missing or doesn't work. My first go around was short lived, but I guess I'm a glutton for punishment as I just installed it again on my spare PC. I really wish I had a tablet or touch screen to test it on but we'll see how it goes this time around.
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    It would really be a waste of time to spend a lot of time on a preview that goes byby soon....er....wait a minute....I resemble that remark
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