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    Windows 7 Now Installed on Half of PCs As Window 8.1s....


    Microsoft has invested millions of dollars to make Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 successful, but statistics provided every month by third-party research firms across the world point to only minor market share gains.

    Figures posted by StatCounter for the month of February 2014 indicate that Windows 7 is now powering more than half of desktop computers worldwide, while Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 recorded only a slight increase in the last month.
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    I'm not surprised, it is IMHO, one of Microsoft's all time best operating systems.
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    Neither am I. Seven is going to be the new XP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    I'm not surprised, it is IMHO, one of Microsoft's all time best operating systems.
    And therein lies the rub. Win 8/8.1, when used with a third party enhancement like Classic Shell, is every bit as good as 7 was. Why any company would purposely shoot themselves in the foot like ms did with metro simply boggles the mind.
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    IMHO 8.1 is great without any third party start menu. I understand many people don't share that view but for me 8.1 works just fine without adding a start menu to the mix. On the other side of the coin, if my TechNet keys expired tomorrow, it wouldn't bother me all that much to go back to Windows 7 on the PC's effected. I'd miss 8 but it wouldn't be the end of the world.
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    Windows 8.1 is a good, but IMHO ugly, OS. I really miss the look from Windows 7. Now after about 1 year, I still don't like the very flat "windows 98" windows, controllers aso. I would like to have a "classic shell" and a "aero 3D'ish shell" as tweakbar as in windows 7. Then I could get my eyecandy back, and people that want the flat classic, could get that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    IMHO 8.1 is great without any third party start menu. I understand many people don't share that view but for me 8.1 works just fine without adding a start menu to the mix. On the other side of the coin, if my TechNet keys expired tomorrow, it wouldn't bother me all that much to go back to Windows 7 on the PC's effected. I'd miss 8 but it wouldn't be the end of the world.
    My sentiments pretty much echo this. I think Win 7 & Win 8/8.1 are both fine and switch back and forth between the 2 on a daily basis. It wouldn't bother me at all if I had to choose one over the other since both are are great OSes.
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    #7 Nope. Classic shell does NOT change the window-border, nor does it change the Min,Max,Close buttons in top right corner or give the window rounded corners. It DOES add a nice Startmenu, but that is not what I was writing about.
    What I miss is a skin or a theme, that makes the desktop and windows looks like in win7 with full eyecandy enabled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgurne View Post
    Windows 8.1 is a good, but IMHO ugly, OS. I really miss the look from Windows 7. Now after about 1 year, I still don't like the very flat "windows 98" windows, controllers aso. I would like to have a "classic shell" and a "aero 3D'ish shell" as tweakbar as in windows 7. Then I could get my eyecandy back, and people that want the flat classic, could get that.
    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
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