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Microsoft wants you to forget Windows 8

  1. #31


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    I think the free upgrades are in dreamland - why should they offer that. 8 and 8.1 are nice experimental systems from which both MS and the users have learned a lot. As such they are viable offerings - especially if you bought an early copy that was available at a peanuts price.

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  2. #32


    Posts : 902
    Win8.1 Pro, Desktop Mode


    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!
    I don't think it matters much what any of us here say. The public has spoken, and by and large have rejected 8/8.1 metro/tifkam. Nothing said here will change that single salient point.
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  3. #33


    India
    Posts : 1,536
    Win 8.1 Update x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    If everything from MS was perfect, this would be a pretty boring forum!
    That's well said
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  4. #34


    India
    Posts : 1,536
    Win 8.1 Update x64


    Hope Win 9 is not free!
    If it's free I may have to do what MS advise.. doing a compulsory upgrade I don't want to do that & mess up my current OS, drivers & programs.
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  5. #35


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by visruth View Post
    Hope Win 9 is not free!
    If it's free I may have to do what MS advise.. doing a compulsory upgrade I don't want to do that & mess up my current OS, drivers & programs.
    If you wish to remain in the past, your choice. Others will want to move forward.
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  6. #36


    India
    Posts : 1,536
    Win 8.1 Update x64


    Quote Originally Posted by visruth View Post
    Hope Win 9 is not free!
    If it's free I may have to do what MS advise.. doing a compulsory upgrade I don't want to do that & mess up my current OS, drivers & programs.
    If '9' becomes a game changer, I may move forward :thumbup:

    I don't think the decision to upgrade to 9 is something related to 'moving ahead' as far as I'm concerned, it's more about how adversely the upgrade may affect the working of my system - And I don't want to take chances in that, I'll wait for the user reviews for quite some time before getting to it!
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  7. #37


    Posts : 26
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    What is this give to me free crap. . .Come on people they put in thousands of hours of work, and you think that your so special that they should give it to you free. . .please. . .
    Ever heard of Ubuntu, Unity or Mir? Canonical has put thousands of hours of work to it and they're offering it for me, and for everyone else for that matter, for free. If Canonical has afford to it, so does Microsoft, specially after they screwed us with Windows 8.
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  8. #38


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Unity is a bad example. That is really screwed up.
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  9. #39


    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Am I wrong to assume the article in the OP was talking about the whole 8 series, ie 8.1 etc., not just the original 8 specifically? Some of the replies here have me confused as usual.

    I am pretty happy with 8.1 and Classic Shell.
    A matter of view really. I consider 8/8.1 liken more to 98/98SE. Two different editions since the kernel changed. That's speaking traditionally. Did we not consider them different editions even though similar? 8/8.1 are sold as two different SKUs in the Store. They pretty much down play 8 with it being at the bottom in the store. I think the only reason it's there is for Vista and XP users to upgrade to, then free upgrade to 8.1. Notice the different types of editions of 8.1:

    Windows 8 and 8.1 For Home, Students, and Professionals - Microsoft Store

    I liked 8, but for me I didn't dislike it until I upgraded to 8.1. I began to see it as a huge mistake on Ballmer and Sinofsky's part. They simply shoved it out the door too soon without much thought IMO. That's why 8.1 was released shortly afterwards. It seems to me they should have taken more time with 8 in the testing and marketing departments before releasing. 8.1 features should have been included in 8 upon release. If that was so, I don't think 8 would have gotten the bad rap it did.

    I consider this article to be a negative one rather than positive. Admittedly I like to downplay them. Ok, MS made a mistake. How much longer will we beat a dead horse?

    Ballmer and Sinofsky are out. Nadella and Myerson are in. We shall see what they offer in 9.
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  10. #40


    Posts : 1,339
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 bit


    Personally, I quite like Windows 8, especially 8.1 with update 1 and don't want to "forget about it". I will check out the Windows 9 consumer release, but unless it really has additional features that I really like, I will be more than happy to stay with Windows 8.
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