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  1. #21


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


    Seems they are moving on to 9 at breakneck speed and simply trying to stem the bleeding with 8.1.

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  2. #22


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    All the big wigs at MS that brought us Windows 8 have moved on. The new people in charge want to put their on stamp on Windows so her comes Windows 9.

    Jim
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  3. #23


    Quote Originally Posted by Rxd View Post
    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....
    Did you install a third party start menu, boot straight to the desktop and ensure that no full screen apps opened? Once I did that, everybody thought that 8 was pretty much 7.
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  4. #24


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


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rxd View Post
    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....
    Did you install a third party start menu, boot straight to the desktop and ensure that no full screen apps opened? Once I did that, everybody thought that 8 was pretty much 7.
    Yea, within a couple days I had my laptop looking and acting almost exactly like 7, minus Aero. I'm sure I could do everything within an hour at most now. It is a case of knowing how to do it, which is quite easy.
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  5. #25


    Posts : 149
    Windows 7 Home Premium on 2 Windows 8.1 on 1


    I haven't had time to read through all the posts but I know I feel betrayed by Microsoft with the apparent abandonment of 8.1 (that is the term used in several articles I read today). The only way for them to salvage anything in my book would be if they give 8.1 users a free upgrade to 9. Problem is everything I read has mentioned free upgrades for XP, Vista and 7 users but not 8.1.

    I feel it doesn't matter how good 8.1 is (with or without third party Start menus, etc). If MS has thrown in the towel and admitted this OS is a failure and will give all the good stuff to 9 without helping out 8.1 users, that is pretty lousy.
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  6. #26


    I never imagined big changes in update 2, maybe it's really better let anything bigger for 9...
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  7. #27


    Posts : 3
    win 8.1


    People don't hate win8 but don't find reason to upgrade from win7. Win7 works flawlessly for work and 3d game. Tile stuff is useless because all the people use phones for mail, calendar, weather, news, facebook, etc.
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  8. #28


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    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 !!!!
    "You cheapskate! Where is my free genuine 100 Euro note?"
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  9. #29


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


    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    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 !!!!
    "You cheapskate! Where is my free genuine 100 Euro note?"
    I miss Europe. Spent 3 wonderful years in Germany, visited France, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland and England. Loved the people, the old narrow streets, the outside cafe's, the markets, the trains........I could go on and on. Glad I experienced it.

    Oh, Volksmarches were much fun!
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  10. #30


    Quote Originally Posted by bru View Post
    I haven't had time to read through all the posts but I know I feel betrayed by Microsoft with the apparent abandonment of 8.1 (that is the term used in several articles I read today). The only way for them to salvage anything in my book would be if they give 8.1 users a free upgrade to 9. Problem is everything I read has mentioned free upgrades for XP, Vista and 7 users but not 8.1.
    I think they just want to ensure that XP, Vista and 7 users know they have an upgrade path. I think you can feel free to simply assume that you will be upgraded from 8 to 9...it's just people not on 8 that might have a cause to wonder if they are included.

    Quote Originally Posted by bru View Post
    I feel it doesn't matter how good 8.1 is (with or without third party Start menus, etc). If MS has thrown in the towel and admitted this OS is a failure and will give all the good stuff to 9 without helping out 8.1 users, that is pretty lousy.
    I don't see where this is MS admitting that the OS is a failure. They committed to more frequent releases right when 8 came back out. Some talk was a release per year. Windows 8 has been around now almost 2 years.

    XP had 3 service packs. Vista had 2 service Packs. Windows 7 only had 1 service pack. And Windows 8 went to 8.1 and now 8.1 update 1...and they just didn't use the term "service pack". It doesn't seem like they are abandoning this release anymore so than any other release.


    Quote Originally Posted by johny View Post
    People don't hate win8 but don't find reason to upgrade from win7. Win7 works flawlessly for work and 3d game. Tile stuff is useless because all the people use phones for mail, calendar, weather, news, facebook, etc.
    Some people claim to hate 8. I don't feel compelled to spend money to upgrade any of my Windows 7 boxes. But if I buy a new Windows computer, I'm not compelled to get anything but 8 on the new box.
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