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  1. #11


    Not too many will argue that 7 is a rock solid tower PC OS. No doubt about it. Some even run it on a tablet. But, MS wouldn’t have survived creating another one. The tower PC market has flat lined and not too shortly in the future will decline all the more why with the craze of touch mobile devices. 7 tablets weren't a big seller either.

    MS pulled a real boner releasing 8 like they did. Sure started a whole lot of bad press and soar feelings toward it. I think in time when the dust clears 8.1 will prove itself to be a good seller.

    Bogdan Popa is actually a great writer. He’s a master at deception and a real twistappel in his writings even though he’s a big MS and Windows fan. I can just hear his boss tell him > “Write anything you’d like. Just don’t give MS an inch.”

    Technically they’re different OS versions, but one must consider adding them together for a presentation such as this because they both represent the change of the new MS direction. To be considered like fraternal twins so to speak. Combined they would equal 10.91%, which would beat out Mac OS X. 10.91% is not the best, but not the worst either. Drastic change is always slow go.

    Linux is still missing from the stats, which means that, although so many people said that they are migrating from Windows XP to the open-source platform, its market share remains low.
    Hmmmm. Doesn’t look good you dabblers in distros, eh?

    What happened to the ¼ of 1% gain for January he boasted of in his last article to spread Softpedia’s FUD?

    Windows XP lost only a few users in February and now has a market share of 17.07 percent, which is just another indication that Microsoft’s ancient OS version won’t be dead by April.
    Despite Imminent Retirement, More Users Move to Windows XP

    Wonder how much XP will drop and 7/8.1 will increase in the next couple of months when the clock stops ticking for the old dino? Ultimately it really doesn’t matter. MS gains either way.

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  2. #12


    Denmark
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    Windows 8.1 64bit Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Clintlgm View Post
    So why aren't you using Classic Shell???? that and a few gedits my desktop is = to my win7 machines down to running the same gadgets. Perhaps I'm missing something in your post?
    No Idea what you mean buy Tweakbar? Quick launch still works in 8.1 This package gives you the Gadgets back I really like their ClipBoarder gadget. Its actually a Vista Gadget tool Bar works just like a win 7 set up.
    The only thing I don't like is IE 11 crashes all the time web pages fail to load sucks I guess MS will get is settled out soon.

    Ok looked up tweakbar, have you tried running it win 8.1? Just a quick look I don't see any reason it won't run?
    Through control panel/personalization you can load any theme you want its no different than win 7
    Yes, I know I can load themes as in win7, but there are so much lesser options to change, so it is not possible to get a "win7" look, I think. See this picture, look at the rounded corners, look at the "Close button" on top right corner, 3D-shadow under the window, this is windows 7
    http://i738.photobucket.com/albums/x...rgurne/cpu.jpg

    Now look at this picture. It is Windows 8.1 with classic shell installed, sharp corners, flat and ugly buttons in top right corner, same massive color in windowsborder overall:
    http://i738.photobucket.com/albums/x...ps7fce721a.jpg
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    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Ugly is one way of putting it. Unwelcoming is another.

    I should think the appearance is the least of your worries.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 58
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    Perhaps here in the US, where Microsoft has a very powerful lobby effort it does not, to some eyes look good. Although I do know of schools in my state that are turning to Linux because of the money saved by not having licensing fees. Parts of Germany are going Linux (giving away free cd's of Ubuntu) because they do not want all the working XP computers filling up landfills. China has gone Ubuntu and is continuing to grow. England, from their testing, is stating that Ubuntu is more secure for phones, tablets and computers than Windows 8. It has really been only the last few years that Linux has truly become so easy to use, right out of the box.

    But as the numbers show, Windows 8 is not going were Microsoft thought it was going to go. The people are speaking.

    Link, if you so desire to read on Microsoft's Lobbying
    https://www.opensecrets.org/lobby/cl...?id=D000000115
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  5. #15


    Posts : 58
    windows 8.1


    Well, if you sit in front of the computer all day, would you not like it to be pleasing to your eye? Now although I do have a soft spot for PC-DOS's C prompt, I know others who do not. It is the same here. And really, at this stage of the game, should you not be able to design your desk top the way you want?
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  6. #16


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


    Yes, I understand many think it is ugly.

    The phrase "least of your worries" means there is a lot more to worry about. I.E. there are more serious problems with it than just the way it looks.

    I am not so confident of the Linux desktop effect suddenly leaping into the stratosphere. It certainly has advantages, and of course it would be good for humanity to have viable alternatives, particularly if they are open source.

    I don't see it happening quickly, though.
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  7. #17


    Quote Originally Posted by Burgurne View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Clintlgm View Post
    So why aren't you using Classic Shell???? that and a few gedits my desktop is = to my win7 machines down to running the same gadgets. Perhaps I'm missing something in your post?
    No Idea what you mean buy Tweakbar? Quick launch still works in 8.1 This package gives you the Gadgets back I really like their ClipBoarder gadget. Its actually a Vista Gadget tool Bar works just like a win 7 set up.
    The only thing I don't like is IE 11 crashes all the time web pages fail to load sucks I guess MS will get is settled out soon.

    Ok looked up tweakbar, have you tried running it win 8.1? Just a quick look I don't see any reason it won't run?
    Through control panel/personalization you can load any theme you want its no different than win 7
    Yes, I know I can load themes as in win7, but there are so much lesser options to change, so it is not possible to get a "win7" look, I think. See this picture, look at the rounded corners, look at the "Close button" on top right corner, 3D-shadow under the window, this is windows 7
    http://i738.photobucket.com/albums/x...rgurne/cpu.jpg

    Now look at this picture. It is Windows 8.1 with classic shell installed, sharp corners, flat and ugly buttons in top right corner, same massive color in windowsborder overall:
    http://i738.photobucket.com/albums/x...ps7fce721a.jpg

    Two different programs there? you can download dozens or maybe hundreds with all the custom themes out there. I'm not promoting 8.1 its the latest and I have it on my notebook. I have been able with a little help from my friends here and elsewhere to have just about everything I had with windows 7, I have 3 other computers I work with daily two running win 7, one with a touch screen and win 8. my notebook 8.1 other than the touch screen there all the same to me.
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  8. #18


    Denmark
    Posts : 224
    Windows 8.1 64bit Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Clintlgm View Post

    Two different programs there? you can download dozens or maybe hundreds with all the custom themes out there. I'm not promoting 8.1 its the latest and I have it on my notebook. I have been able with a little help from my friends here and elsewhere to have just about everything I had with windows 7, I have 3 other computers I work with daily two running win 7, one with a touch screen and win 8. my notebook 8.1 other than the touch screen there all the same to me.
    Yes, it is 2 different programs, but it is NOT the programs themselfs I writing about, but the window-border and buttons! It is NOT possible to get a Windows 7 border/button look in Windows 8/8.1.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Quote Originally Posted by Burgurne View Post
    .. It is NOT possible to get a Windows 7 border/button look in Windows 8/8.1.
    both windows 8.1

    Click image for larger version

    Click image for larger version
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  10. #20


    Posts : 219
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    I like windows 8.1 with classic shell, but also with a link to the start screen by moving mouse all the way into the corner. It trumps windows 7 IMHO, and is close to how the OS should have been released originally. I like both options, and have gotten pretty dang good at getting around. For my most used applications, start screen and start menu are about the same And I often prefer start screen. For less used, I typically prefer start menu still. I still run 7 on my work computer, and I miss parts of 8 when working on it.
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