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Windows 8 Lags Windows 7 in Previews

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    Windows 8 Lags Windows 7 in Previews


    Windows 8 Lags Windows 7 in Previews

    By Gregg Keizer, Computerworld Jul 8, 2012 11:47 pm

    Users remain significantly less enthused about Windows 8 than they were three years ago about the then-unfinished Windows 7, according to data from an analytics firm.

    The new numbers from California-based Net Applications hint at a lukewarm reception for Windows 8.

    Read more.. Windows 8 Lags Windows 7 in Previews | PCWorld

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    That is probably about right.

    Win7 was vastly more popular than win8 is now.
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    Sounds about right to me.

    I'll The "Win7 was vastly more popular than win8 is now." comment too.
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    It kind of makes me wonder what the OS share was of vista's beta versus 7's versus xp's...

    This has kind of been gone over in the past few months. It could be that some people just kicked around the tires, didn't have the time to install needed software to use it daily, didn't like it, didn't work, ect., or just that some people don't see a huge need to test out a new Windows version when 7 is already stable and solid. 8 just expands on that a bit further.
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    That is probably about right.

    Win7 was vastly more popular than win8 is now.
    Right. I adopted Windows 7 as my primary OS since build 7100.
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    What a surprise


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2
    That is probably about right.

    Win7 was vastly more popular than win8 is now.
    MS has totally ignored the large number of complaints and only listened to the small amount of praise.

    Quote Originally Posted by vrosa View Post
    Right. I adopted Windows 7 as my primary OS since build 7100.
    Ditto
    I started using W7 from build 7047 and it became my main OS around build 7100.
    There were some changes in W7 (compared to XP) that I didn't like, but overall it was pleasant to use, unlike W8.
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