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One of the biggest problems, is that Windows 8 launched on the 31st of October, yet the hardware is nowhere to be seen, especially in the UK.

If they want Windows 8 to be spreading nicer, they need:

-Surface Pro

-Asus Taichi/Transformer Book

-Lenovo Yoga

-Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro.

-Acer Iconia W700

-etc

to actually be available for people to BUY.


The manufacturers are lagging, which means the install base growth is lagging, which means app developers are (not lagging but) not as enthusiastic as they could/would be.

Then there's the prices of those aforementioned devices and the fact that you can't buy a non RT product for less than £600.
Edited by GrizzleBoy - 11/17/12 at 2:08pm
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Most don't want to have to get a third party unofficial application that may or may not break every time windows is updated.

It's made by Stardock. I'm not worried.
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Win 8 + Start 8 =

Yes, I know. I have Windows 8 on a test machine at work. Been using it for 9 months now.

I'm sending a message with my wallet. That is my major point.
post #44 of 307
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Hmm, I upgraded from Windows 7 and love it. It's faster, more efficient and is a better OS when you get past the new interface, which you don't even have to look at ever. It's called Start 8. I swear, people are allergic to any change in a desktop environment.

Change is one thing... Loathe, dispise and disgust is another. Luckily we have choice... Why buy something if we do not like it? If You Like Windows 8.. Great that's your Preference but for everyone who does not like it.. That is Our Preference.

Windows 8 is Windows 8.. You either like it or You don't...
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Wow i really dont know why people hates Windows 8, for me its the best Windows y ever use, its social, fast, same, or better performance in games.. mm Windows 8 just have Pros! rolleyes.gif
    
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post #46 of 307
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Yes, I know. I have Windows 8 on a test machine at work. Been using it for 9 months now.

I'm sending a message with my wallet. That is my major point.

And Microsoft won't even notice. They don't make money off selling it to you, they make money off OEMs, Server OSs, and Office.

Retail copies are like Ph II x3s. Why waste it, toss it out for the few cents it'll make.
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Yes, third party fixes can fix most of the problems people find with Windows 8. Good luck getting any but a small subset of the market to realize this, or spend the effort to implement it.

Another issue, is that if you are willing and able to use 3rd party tweaks, you've already done so with whatever version of Windows you prefer now, which completely negates a large portion of Windows 8's advantages.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Warmonger View Post

Right, because a Vista bloated OS from 3 years ago is simply amazing.

Windows 7 and Vista aren't that different and Windows 8 is closer to Windows 7 than Windows 7 is to Vista, especially if you are talking about "bloat".

I don't necessarily agree that people aren't switching because Windows 7 is "awesome", but Windows 8 is an extremely marginal change...that also requires effort to learn. It's not a big change, but it's enough of a change without enough actually being better that most people will feel perfectly content ignoring it.
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I tought "true" windows 8 is not released yet ?

Windows 8 has been released for a while now. Yes, the desktop x86/x86-64 version.
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Too closed and hate the UI.. I can't find any reason or excuse to upgrade..

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Wow i really dont know why people hates Windows 8, for me its the best Windows y ever use, its social, fast, same, or better performance in games.. mm Windows 8 just have Pros! rolleyes.gif

Good for you..
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Yes, third party fixes can fix most of the problems people find with Windows 8. Good luck getting any but a small subset of the market to realize this, or spend the effort to implement it.

Another issue, is that if you are willing and able to use 3rd party tweaks, you've already done so with whatever version of Windows you prefer now, which completely negates a large portion of Windows 8's advantages.
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Originally Posted by Warmonger View Post

Right, because a Vista bloated OS from 3 years ago is simply amazing.

Windows 7 and Vista aren't that different and Windows 8 is closer to Windows 7 than Windows 7 is to Vista, especially if you are talking about "bloat".

I don't necessarily agree that people aren't switching because Windows 7 is "awesome", but Windows 8 is an extremely marginal change...that also requires effort to learn. It's not a big change, but it's enough of a change without enough actually being better that most people will feel perfectly content ignoring it.
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Originally Posted by Carniflex View Post

I tought "true" windows 8 is not released yet ?

Windows 8 has been released for a while now. Yes, the desktop x86/x86-64 version.

I ran Win7 completely stock, it was perfect. I got Start8 to make it like Win7.
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Right, because a Vista bloated OS from 3 years ago is simply amazing.

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Only you would come out with such crap!
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