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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

Windy up there? Nobody shoves nothing. As other people said, you don't need to buy Windows 8. 7 is still intact.
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Windows 8 sales wont slow down as long as people want to buy a new laptop or pc. It comes with the system. But the stats i would like to know is how many people are buying the OS by its self and installing onto their PC's. Then compare that to windows 7.
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A supposed power user that has supposedly has 10x the power user ability of the average forumite, who doesn't know that you can access the start menu, search for and execute without a single click?

And calling typing four letters "effort"? Must be one of those one finger typists.

Thanks for exposing dem "10x more of a power user than you" skills bud.

When you have to insult them, you know they have won.

Sooo... in that case... Grizzle won like... 10 posts ago? thumb.gif
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He didn't insult him. Not in the least.

You know, calling someone a single finger typier then saying they are not power users, is kind of an insult. Given the option to refute the point or distract by attacking the person intelligence and physical attributes shows a weak argument.

Calling yourself 10x more of a power user than someone else when you have an issue with just typing a few characters on the Start screen is as well... especially when it would take you just as many key presses on the classic Start menu? lachen.gif I really didn't even get that point. If he has sooooo many programs that start with the same first 3 letters, he'd need to type a 4th letter on the classic Start menu anyways.
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Obviously, that is a horrible feature and nobody likes it.

I hate it on chrome, I hate it on android, I hate it on windows 8. One of the reason I am going to move on to ubuntu or tizen when the are out for a mobile phone.

When you have one account that shares all your information with all your systems, you are begging, on your hands and knees, for your privacy to be stripped away.

Rofl how is that begging for your privacy to be stripped away? My God I've read everything on OCN.
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It's less about being afraid and more about being resistant.

I build user interfaces for a living. People are not afraid/resistant/dislike change. In fact, if the interface is a good interface, they will embrace it quickly. But if it is a bad interface and it is useless, they will walk away from it quicker then you can blink.

Which is why apple had such good success. They knew what they customers wanted. They created an UI for those customers.

But windows 8 also created an ui for the apple customers. While tossing the windows users down the stairs. I hoped windows 8 would change course by now, allowing a different UI to in place before haswell, but microsoft doubled down on a bad idea.


PC sales are slumping. Two reasons. Most of the people don't feel the need to upgrade, they get enough out of their current system. But for the 1/3 that want to upgrade, they have nothing usable to upgrade to. Just go into any place selling windows 8 pc's, watch people use and play with them. You will start to see where you need a good inviting UI to get people to use it. Now watch them move to apple. You will see the whole position change.

Don't get me wrong, I hate apple. But they do have a good idea on how to make a inviting user interface.

I would respond to grizzly boy, but I think he has me on ignore. When you can not push people into his why of thinking he just ignores them.
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Rofl how is that begging for your privacy to be stripped away? My God I've read everything on OCN.

Your first two is not directed at me, but someone else, I will not put words in their mouths.

As for privacy stripped away. You have not been paying attention to anything happening in the security world, have you?

You have not noticed that microsoft, sony, and a dozen other company's have been hacked and account information stripped?

You have not noticed that after they where stripped, private information, including addresses, credit cards, and other personal information has been placed on the internet?

Do you honestly think all this behavior is simply going to disappear?

I love the post above that states "I will enjoy it until something bad happens" or something to that effect.

Here is a little hint, microsoft really does not understand security and what it takes to make your personal privacy seriously. If you are thinking they will protect you, they can not protect themselves.

But honestly? Why am I fighting with fanboys? It is an honest waste of my time.
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MS really shot themselves in the foot by making 7 so awesome, then proceeding to change everything about the UI in 8.

7 was the first time Windows Explorer wasn't a chore to use.
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MS really shot themselves in the foot by working out the kinks from Vista in windows 7 and making it so awesome, then proceeding to change everything about the UI in 8.

Vista was the first time Windows Explorer wasn't a chore to use.

FTFY
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XP still going strong haha.. Nice to see those numbers. I don't have any concerns in regards to Windows 8 taking over my household anytime soon.
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I build user interfaces for a living.

How convenient.

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MS really shot themselves in the foot by making 7 so awesome, then proceeding to change everything about the UI in 8.

7 was the first time Windows Explorer wasn't a chore to use.

Everything about the UI? Really? The core desktop is identical. They changed the launcher. That's all. All you haters seem to be good at doing is exaggerating to get your point across. Either that or you have yet to use Windows 8.
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Summary: Asus is playing a Windows 8.1 high margin game with an Android commodity device strategy for volume on the other side. If Microsoft can't kick-start PC growth, Asus has a strategy that won't deliver decent profits.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1397167/zdnet-asus-computex-lineup-highlights-post-pc-era-conundrum
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