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Wasn't there another article recently stating that Windows 8 sold just as well as Windows 7?
well ya .... go into a store and tell me if you see a pc or tablet that has windows 7 on it ..... lol
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well ya .... go into a store and tell me if you see a pc or tablet that has windows 7 on it ..... lol

I went to the largest computer department store in the south of China and most PC's weren't running 7 or 8, they were running XP! mad.gif
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I went to the largest computer department store in the south of China and most PC's weren't running 7 or 8, they were running XP! mad.gif

Are you sure it wasn't Binbows XP?
 
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I went to the largest computer department store in the south of China and most PC's weren't running 7 or 8, they were running XP! mad.gif

Well, it's cheaper, I guess. I have to use XP at work.

About the "news": I don't even open that kind of BLASTING news link. Reading OCN comments is far more entertaining (and I get to learn something new sometimes biggrin.gif)
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post #45 of 168
If you look at the amount of system resources that XP takes up, it is very minimal compared to any of the new Microsoft OS (Vista/7/8), I still run XP at home on a couple of machines. Feels just as snappy with inferior hardware as 7 does with cutting-edge hardware, so I can certainly understand why some businesses might want to stick with XP over a newer OS.
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post #46 of 168
I will happily adopt windows 8 when these two things both occur:-

1) Touch screen monitors exceed size, and quality of normal monitors available today at the same price

2) They develop clear glass that is 100% fingerprint free and that doesnt alter refraction levels

Until that day.. I am afraid 7 and a mouse is still king in my eyes
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Make sense. Maybe this video will shad some light on those who don't understand the hate.

    
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Seriously...all you bashers, read very slowly all your comments. They have no logic and are tainted by pure bias. There are no quotes in this article, no sources, nothing. Yet you pile it on like it's factual. That's logic problem number one. Secondly, your OPINION of the OS does not equate to it's actual quality. I'm a BMW fan and I don't like Mercedes. By all means Mercedes does not SUCK and I would not say so. If you are an adult use language like an adult to clearly communicate your opinion. But to basically claim something is usless or pointless due to your personal experiencial preference is absolutely inappropriate. On the other hand a viable reaction or comment would be better expressed as what you didn't like and the reason why.
"I run Windows 8 and I would say if it hadn't been for companies that return the start menu...It would have failed harder than vista/ME combined" This would be a perfect example of what I am talking about. There is no logic here. It is blatant use of hyperbole to express an opinion based on no facts. In my opinion nothing short of a grammar school review.
"I especially hated the fact that turning off my PC became a 4 step process" Here we are again...this is actually accurate that it might take one additional step then W7 to reboot or shut down your PC, but the reality is that is literally 1sec time difference. The way this is stated it makes it sound like it takes 10 minutes to shut down
"They should look at not releasing a new OS when clearly one was not needed." Now here we have someone who claims to know that inner workings of Microsoft enough(their goals, product release schedule, future tech, integration with other MS ventures, etc) that he can say to MS that W8 "is not needed". To be technical this forum is not needed either, but I don't see him boycotting that. Anyway, I would love to know what he thinks is needed based on MS' upcoming products, future tech, device integration, etc. I'd love to see his 5, 10, 15 year plan for MS complete with each department and their unified direction. He sounds like he must know what he is talking about, so I can't wait to hear it. Even still, he has no privalege of telling MS what is needed until he buys market share enough to dictate that direction. Just don't buy it.

Other responses:
"I have no need to use a touch screen...so I will be left behind..." You don't need touch screen to run W8. In fact, I don't even find a need for touch screen for most of what I do on my desktop. Dont know why W8 touch screen capability is such a hinderace on desktop for people.

There happens to be a Windows 8 fan club on this very site. I would suggest in direct contrast to many opinions posted here for the reasons that Windows 8 sucks...it doesn't suck. So for all who say Metro sucks because you don't like it, there is someone who says they love it and so it doesn't suck. It certainly can't suck and not suck at the same time. So maybe it's not a matter of sucking. Maybe its a matter of preference. Maybe it's a metter of getting used to change, Maybe its a matter of not caring that it takes 1.5 sec longer to get to the power options, especially with all the improvements.

Sorry for the long post(ok no I'm not) but I think we should be very careful in the language we use to convey facts, when facts aren't really what we are conveying.
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post #49 of 168
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Just because a new paradigm exists, doesn't mean it's better. I don't understand that logic.

You design a product for the end user and consumer. If they are annoyed or confused by your product, they are not the problem. If they do not prefer touchscreens, they are not the problem.

This.
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Secondly, your OPINION of the OS does not equate to it's actual quality.

...

There happens to be a Windows 8 fan club on this very site. I would suggest in direct contrast to many opinions posted here for the reasons that Windows 8 sucks...it doesn't suck. So for all who say Metro sucks because you don't like it, there is someone who says they love it and so it doesn't suck. It certainly can't suck and not suck at the same time. So maybe it's not a matter of sucking. Maybe its a matter of preference. Maybe it's a metter of getting used to change, Maybe its a matter of not caring that it takes 1.5 sec longer to get to the power options, especially with all the improvements.

Two points:

1) There is also a Windows 8 haters club on this very site as well. One is no more important than the other. As you said, what works for one group doesn't work for the other. Yes, it is a matter of preference. It is NOT a matter of "getting used to change". I wish people would stop saying that. People know how to use it, they just don't LIKE TO. Aside from boot times, there is no benefit to running Windows 8 at this time over Windows 7. Review after review has shown that the FPS in gaming is virtually the same. The so called "more secure" argument has already been shot down now that Windows 8 has already been subject to attacks. The list goes on and on. So no, it isn't a matter of "getting used to" the OS, I've been using it as a member of MSDN for over 10 months now. I'm used to it, I just don't like Metro. Never have, NEVER WILL. Deal with it and stop saying that I have to learn how to to use my computer all over again. Our company writes software, we take input from our customers and often do what they want, we don't go around telling THEM to "shut up and learn how to use our software".

2) I take it you've never heard or (or maybe don't understand) the phrase "Perception is reality". This is especially true when trying to seperate people's money from their wallets, which is what Microsoft seems to be having very hard time doing with Windows 8.
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