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Microsoft wants you to forget Windows 8

  1. #11


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Only enthusiasts would consider rolling back etc. The average punter hasn't a clue. Enthusiasts already know win7 is the best from MS by a league.

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  2. #12


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    This enthusiast is of the opinion that Windows 8.1 is far better than Windows 7. This enthusiast would also never consider rolling back to Windows 7. I will say this though, Windows 7 was one of the best operating systems released by Microsoft. Ranks No.2 in my book.
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  3. #13


    Somewhere in USA
    Posts : 233
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Only enthusiasts would consider rolling back etc. The average punter hasn't a clue. Enthusiasts already know win7 is the best from MS by a league.

    False.

    Windows 8.1 is the best. No need to speak for me. Thanks!
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  4. #14


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    If everything from MS was perfect, this would be a pretty boring forum!
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  5. #15


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by EMINENT View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Only enthusiasts would consider rolling back etc. The average punter hasn't a clue. Enthusiasts already know win7 is the best from MS by a league.

    False.


    Windows 8.1 is the best. No need to speak for me. Thanks!
    Typo I think? It should have read "one Enthusiast already knows win7 is the best from MS by a league.", or maybe "some Enthusiasts already know win7 is the best from MS by a league." IMHO
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  6. #16


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    If everything from MS was perfect, this would be a pretty boring forum!
    Edwin, you have a way with words.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 205
    Windows 8.1 64bit


    I didn't have a choice. My XP box died and I didn't want to wait for weeks. So, I went and bought a new box. It came with 8 installed. Had it not died, I would've ran XP for another year. Then would've been able to research 7 and 8.
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  8. #18


    Hafnarfjörđur IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Only enthusiasts would consider rolling back etc. The average punter hasn't a clue. Enthusiasts already know win7 is the best from MS by a league.
    Hi there

    Disagree with this one -- Enthusiasts run whatever THEY want to -- whether it's OLD, Niche or the latest. Enthusiasts still run WINDOWS 3.1 on actual old physical PC's of the era, record and still play MD's or even cassette tapes, ride Vintage motor cycles, fly old WWII planes and all sorts of other things. They will also try out brand new untested stuff, build their own gear and often get new (and often unproven) technology moving forwards long before bigger businesses start rolling it out.

    Whatever else you say concerning the merits or otherwise of W8 -- your "Enthusiasts" argument just doesn't wash in any way whatsoever.

    The REAL title of this thread should be Ms wants you to spend money -- what's so wrong with that - it's a BUSINESS -- not an unofficial branch of "Social Security". And like any CONSUMER if the product isn't fit for purpose - don't buy it - that way the business (in this case Ms) if it wants to stay in business will adapt the product to the consumers liking or roll something else out.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  9. #19


    Posts : 562
    W10 x64 pro and W8.1 x86


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    This enthusiast is of the opinion that Windows 8.1 is far better than Windows 7. This enthusiast would also never consider rolling back to Windows 7. I will say this though, Windows 7 was one of the best operating systems released by Microsoft. Ranks No.2 in my book.
    I basically agree on that too...

    My take on it all.

    Windows XP... these days looks and feels very dated but it did the job. It was an OS of its time but rapidly developing hardware left it trailing.

    Vista... ah Vista. The one with the wow factor. I loved Vista, it was different, it ran essentially very smoothly (and unless you have used it, don't be prejudiced against it). Very stable, and it looked great.

    Windows 7... the one everyone seems to like although I never warmed to it. I always considered W7 to be a continuation of Vista, but with Vistas' quirks and minor issues not fixed but simply removed. I cite the folder customisation (placement and folder views)as a classic example. Vista was streets ahead, but rather than fix the minor issues the level of customisation Vista offered was removed from W7. OK, the libraries were great... granted... but I just never took to W7 as an OS.

    W8... I tried the preview that was available at the time and didn't get on with it tbh. There were unsolvable hardware/driver issues that were a stumbling lock and so I never really got chance to get into it all.

    W8.1... Well just recently I gave the latest W8 version (Enterprise W8.1) a real trial and found most of the issues I had encountered with W8 were fixed. Maybe all those bug reports really did do some good and someone was reading all the complaints and issues. I was so impressed with how it all ran and installed that I voted with my wallet and bought the retail version of W8.1 a month ago. I don't regret it one little bit. Its way ahead of W7 as an OS in IMHO and such things as the fast start are worth their weight in gold. The start menu, once you realise what you can do with it, makes the old W7/Vista start menus look really dated and restricted.

    W9... well it will be different I'm sure, but as always there will be some that like it, some that don't, and some that "just don't get it" and so on.

    Just my two penneth on it all
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  10. #20


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Same here, didn't like 8.0 at all, but what they did in 8.1 fixed most of the issues I had with 8.0. Update 1 made it even better IMHO. I got the impression someone at Microsoft was actually listening to customer complaints.
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