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People are afraid to change.
People are even more afraid to change to an OS when what they have is good enough already for them. I actually respect that...why change?

Vista had around 3-4 years or retail sales pre-installed in laptops and desktops, with Macs being much more unpopular and before the tablets / smartphones became mainstream - something that shifted interest gradually away from PCs, with sales reaching record lows last few years (or at least not matching the market share of the past not even by a long-shot).

i.e. other than the Win 8 coming after a very successful Windows version, it has nothing in common with Windows Vista...
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This is really funny LOL but i still prefer Win 8 over any other OS biggrin.gif
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post #13 of 329
Quote:
Originally Posted by dtolios View Post

People are afraid to change.
People are even more afraid to change to an OS when what they have is good enough already for them. I actually respect that...why change?

same i respect that too. If it aint broken dont fix it.
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Oh that's cute. Another typical survey that doesn't reveal how many computers (or what types of computers; business? personal? servers?) were even surveyed. lachen.gif
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Thread Starter 
Seriously I am one to try anything. However my time with Windows 8 is time and money I will never ever get back. I spent money on various hardware and software that was supposed to be compatible for it not work and me out of pocket as i tried to persevere. I had to go back to Windows 7 and I'm happy, I'm used to the layout but also everything just works. Windows 7 suits me and I'm sure it does for others.
MS started the sensationalism first!!!
Now they are bringing back the START MENU!!!
The XBOX ONE is doing real well weirdsmiley.gif and it hasnt even been released! #bringbackbillgates
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It's funny watching people trying to defend W8. You guys are the minority. You guys lost. It's a major flop. Customers aren't stupid. MS didn't give options but tried to shove their new OS down people's throats. Customers and businesses didn't fall for it. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by royalkilla408 View Post

It's funny watching people trying to defend W8. You guys are the minority. You guys lost. It's a major flop. Customers aren't stupid. MS didn't give options but tried to shove their new OS down people's throats. Customers and businesses didn't fall for it. biggrin.gif

Nobody is forcing you to buy anything. Windows 7 is still available for purchase.
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stating a simple, straightforward fact=sensationalism?

people cannot handle the truth
This.
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The fact that XP still has such a high market share is just upsetting to me.

Every time I use XP I feel like I'm using this ancient, clunky piece of software that might have been good at one point, but is completely useless now.

Because I am.


it's old, but it isn't useless.....I know it feels old, but it is enough for most people out there, and it's cheaper than vista, seven, or eight....gaming on it is fine too.....there are only like what, a few games that don't work in xp?......yea, there are some big titles that don't support it, but you also need some hefty hardware to run them too......I don't really see someone with a $1000 pc using xp for gaming, but I do see someone with a $200-$300 rig using it......I've built a bunch of rigs using used parts for people who play steam free to play games like DC, GC Impostors, Planeside 2, and TF2......I mean, you can do pretty much anything on xp.....heck, I even moved some people to Ubuntu to save money for just a 24/7 pc......for everyday xp just works smile.gif
    
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Bring back the START MENU for people who want it MS...The vast majority of people hate your glorified full screen start "screen" and don't what that crap being forced on them. People should NOT have to pay for a previously free feature.
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