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Second off, PC sales are down, in general. It has nothing to do with operating systems. So one of the largest ways a windows OS gains traction (by bundling with OEM's) has become irrelevant.
PC sales have been down. Touch screen laptops or not. Any attempt at innovation is going to incur increased costs, it's just a risk that companies have to take. It's so easy to sit there and say "wow they are so dumb touch screens pff, new start menu pff". What do you propose they do? How do they turn around the struggling PC market? They can't just sit there selling the same old OS and desktops/laptops quarter after quarter, or they will slowly die.

maybe there is nothing they can really do. it's not like osx useage is growing massively either, it is increasing slowly

either way, for whatever reason, it doesn't seem like touchscreens are going to increase pc sales much, at least currently
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I can understand people's fustration to a certain extent. If oyu don't like the OS...that's your choice and you are entitled to it. But do people really have to come on this thread for an update of an OS they don't even own and troll it with childish comments? Is that the community that I joined, really?!

That being said, I've enjoyed my windows8 pc for the past few months. heck, my girl really likes it on the 1.6ghz core2duo laptop that she has. Way faster. I dont use the metro screen too often...just sort of an app launcher for me. She uses some of the apps like a pinterest one, some recipe app, and some games. But both of us have no issues moving around. She's no enthusiast, but she's seems pretty capable. Never complains about it. Only issue is that Dell doesn't really have a touchpad driver for it...so it has minimal functionality. If people really are just going to complain( and add childish comments) about small changes and one mouse click, then why even bother typing it out? You dont even own the product. And if you are really just upset because you are looking to upgrade from W7 and W8 is a disappointment to you, then W7 must be lacking for you to be so upset that W8 wasn't all you wanted it to be.
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Man I hope Steam on Linux really takes off.
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I feel sorry for you metro haters because the writing's on the wall. This is the future of Windows so you guys are just going to have to run Win7 forever or run Linux (have fun with that)... wink.gif

For those with the patience, Linux really is fun. It's nice to have full control over every aspect of your system from choosing your UI right down to the very source code of the kernel. If you don't like something in Linux, you can change it. Microsoft has made that a PITA with Windows unless you like spending money on a feature that should have already existed.
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No the Start menu isn't bad, you just don't know how to use it. .

AND THIS is the crux of the argument against Windows 8 as well. The Start Screen is not bad, you just have to know how to use it.
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I feel sorry for you metro haters because the writing's on the wall. This is the future of Windows so you guys are just going to have to run Win7 forever or run Linux (have fun with that)... wink.gif

For those with the patience, Linux really is fun. It's nice to have full control over every aspect of your system from choosing your UI right down to the very source code of the kernel. If you don't like something in Linux, you can change it. Microsoft has made that a PITA with Windows unless you like spending money on a feature that should have already existed.

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For those with the patience, Linux really is fun. It's nice to have full control over every aspect of your system from choosing your UI right down to the very source code of the kernel. If you don't like something in Linux, you can change it. Microsoft has made that a PITA with Windows unless you like spending money on a feature that should have already existed.

Or you could just use any of the free alternatives.......and since when was installing a piece of software a pain in the a?

As opposed to the awesome simplicity of the command line, I guess?
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Or you could just use any of the free alternatives.......and since when was installing a piece of software a pain in the a?

As opposed to the awesome simplicity of the command line, I guess?

installing linux is easy. messing with it to get commercial software to run on it and getting drivers for stuff isn't.

linux is ok and has its place, but its too limited to be a complete solution
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I've read all of the complaints on both sides of the windows coin in this thread and overall i think it comes down to personal preference, it is the Personal Computer after all right?

but, i do think MS should have given us the option to choose the preferred by the individual UI rather than making him liking/using it. sure they don't MAKE us buy windows 8 but i'm sure M$ wants us and to motivate us more they could have given us the option which might have led to eventually getting used to the Metro. (Scenaio: Windows 8 has both UIs, and even though some are against it they would try it and after some time most might have gotten used to it)
maybe this Service Pack (aka blue) or the next one (maybe Cyan or Ocean tongue.gif ) could include this.
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The problem here is that Microsoft and everybody else is telling us that we are going to all upgrade and use tablets for everything, as apposed to just bloody asking us and finding out its probably the opposite.

Ill never sit at my computer and type on the screen, thats just stupid and nonsensical.
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