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Microsoft Kills Update 2 and Patch Tuesday

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Sardonicus View Post
    Well, they may not be in the red, or anywhere near being in the red, but they have products out there that are reducing profits.
    That's true but here is the growth for the last Quarter. MS must be doing something right.

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    Jim
    Well, with all that wealth, than they can certainly afford to give Windows 9 away for free

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  2. #12


    I would be really shocked to not see Windows 9 as a free upgrade.

    #1). Apple is now giving OSX updates away for free
    #2). They need to overcome the negative publicity of Windows 8.

    So many Windows 8 haters have never actually used it. There are things that I don't like, but they are easy to overcome. Overall, even at work, I prefer using Windows 8 on our laptops over Windows 7. I just use Classic Shell and ensure that no Windows Apps are the default preference for anything.
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  3. #13


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    So many Windows 8 haters have never actually used it
    What do you base that on? Unless you mean in the general sense it is selling poorly, therefore people may be rejecting it without having used it much, if at all.

    Strange idea. You might say the same about any product that fails.
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  4. #14


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    Windows 8.1 x64


    I suppose I see the comments differently. They don't say that will not be doing the updates that would have been included in an "8.2" update, they are just not going to do them all at the same time.

    This sort of fits into my thinking Microsoft is moving us toward a Pay as you Go OS.
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  5. #15


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    So many Windows 8 haters have never actually used it
    What do you base that on? Unless you mean in the general sense it is selling poorly, therefore people may be rejecting it without having used it much, if at all.

    Strange idea. You might say the same about any product that fails.
    People I work with. We have a customer support call center. I've heard some of the reps on the phone talking to customers. A few with no Windows 8 experiences have shared with customers that they are not fans of Windows 8. Now that I have moved them over to Windows 8 touch PC's, they have found that it's nowhere near as bad as what they read or what they heard from other people. I even heard one of them discussing with customers that it's nowhere near what he thought it was going to be.
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  6. #16


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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post

    So many Windows 8 haters have never actually used it.
    STORY OF MY LIFE.
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  7. #17


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    So many Windows 8 haters have never actually used it
    What do you base that on? Unless you mean in the general sense it is selling poorly, therefore people may be rejecting it without having used it much, if at all.

    Strange idea. You might say the same about any product that fails.
    People I work with. We have a customer support call center. I've heard some of the reps on the phone talking to customers. A few with no Windows 8 experiences have shared with customers that they are not fans of Windows 8. Now that I have moved them over to Windows 8 touch PC's, they have found that it's nowhere near as bad as what they read or what they heard from other people. I even heard one of them discussing with customers that it's nowhere near what he thought it was going to be.
    I've heard the same personally. An acquaintance of mine was told once by a service rep to not upgrade to Windows 8 because it would run too slow on a Windows 7 desktop PC. Riiiiiight. Another time I was told by someone who hated Windows 8 and would never use it or run it, guy tried it out on his laptop, shut up quicker than a cellar door during a tornado.

    When it's set up properly, Windows 8.1 is fantastic to use. I've converted haters to believers on all PCs.
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  8. #18


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    Microsoft Kills Update 2 and Patch Tuesday


    Lol, and every client of mine that has Windows 8 can't stand it. In fact most of the doctors went Mac and the rest returned their Windows 8 pc's and laptops for a Windows 7 machines.

    I guess they are all haters also.

    Whatever. Windows 8 has been a massive failure and every day we here about more features of a Windows 8 being removed. Adios Charms Bar....
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  9. #19


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


    Hi there

    Marketing people should never have called it Windows 8 -- since it easily rhymes with "Windows you Simply HATE". Marketing needs to be done properly.

    I will agree that Windows 8.1 update 1 addresses most of the real problems desktop users have with it - and like most things the biggest proponents against it are those WHO HAVE NEVER USED IT --however people tend to be negative about anything.

    I Guarantee if I stood in the middle of La Grand -Place / Grote Markt in the centre of Brussels giving out free GENUINE 50 EURO notes there would be some people finding something to complain about !!!!

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  10. #20


    Posts : 77
    Win 8.1 Pro x64


    I used Windows XP for 12 years and went right to Windows 8.1 (and a new computer) so I don't know much about the problems of Win8. I do know that I like everything about Windows 8.1 compared to XP. I never used the start menu in XP so that made my transition experience enjoyable.
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