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Default Windows 8 marketshare 2.36 percent - 02-02-2013, 09:26 | posts: 21,696 | Location: Guru3D testlab

Windows 7 is finally seeing a small decline in marketshare, the Next Web reports that Windows 8 now has a marketshare of 2.36 percent, up from 1.78 percent at the beginning of January 2013. The market...

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Default 02-02-2013, 10:49 | posts: 364

I'm meanwhile back on 7. 8 drivers were horrible, and the system would just freeze after a few minutes, unless I installed Hyper-V. But that prevents VMWare to run. Add to that the general non-aero ugliness.
   
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Default 02-02-2013, 11:30 | posts: 136 | Location: Istanbul

I wonder when will Gates return Microsoft. Hell even early Longhorn builts look better and more modern than win8.
   
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Default 02-02-2013, 11:33 | posts: 12,256 | Location: England

I find Windows 8 perfectly fine here and once I added Start8 then it feels no different in use than Windows 7 and it is certainly every bit as stable and fast. I've had no problems with drivers either. One thing I do not miss is the annoying Windows is running slow messages that I got with Windows 7 when exiting a game so I'm happy with the non-Aero Glass desktop myself.

I must admit that I use the Modern UI Start screen less and less but it is there if I want a quick go on Hydro Thunder Hurrican, Angry Birds Space or Jetpack Joyride.
   
 
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Default 02-02-2013, 12:10 | posts: 2,498 | Location: Netherlands

I didn't know Mac had such a small market share lol. They appear in every movie, commercial or whatever you can think of lol.
   
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Default 02-02-2013, 12:23 | posts: 4,863 | Location: Spain

oem is the cause alltogether with pc sales
mothing else nothing more
its not w8 winning the race
its just pc vendors and micrisoft pushing the
change like always
i
   
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Default 02-02-2013, 12:58 | posts: 2,164

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I didn't know Mac had such a small market share lol. They appear in every movie, commercial or whatever you can think of lol.
Product placement, they put a lot into it.

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oem is the cause alltogether with pc sales
mothing else nothing more
its not w8 winning the race
its just pc vendors and micrisoft pushing the
change like always
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Last I checked my version of W8 isn't OEM.
   
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Default 02-02-2013, 15:51 | posts: 4,863 | Location: Spain

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Product placement, they put a lot into it.


Last I checked my version of W8 isn't OEM.
Do you sell branded PCs? I do.

Go buy a PC with Windows 7, and share the experience with us.
   
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Default 02-02-2013, 16:06 | posts: 2,021

Windows 8 isn't bad at all.
I thought it sucked before even trying it out myself, now I upgraded for only 30 and it's not anything all those negative reviews make you believe.

You can use it just as windows 7, I mean 100% like windows 7.
Except there are nice shortcuts like windows + x or the new file explorer which is awesome in functionality.
The new start menu looks weird, but it has all the functionality of the old start menu (like just press start and start typing the programs name you want to open, and then enter), many reviews I read even said some of the functionality that is there, doesn't even exist... Did they even test the OS properly?
And it's also easy to launch programs with your mouse since the icons are huge.

I like it, and even if you don't just get rid of it.
   
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Default 02-02-2013, 16:35 | posts: 1,255 | Location: Sweden

I have both Windows 7 and 8.
I don't think 8 sucks, I just think 7 and the classic Start Menu is simply better and more user friendly.

Windows 8's greatest flaw is that its Start interface takes you out of the desktop environment.
Not to mention that there was no valid reason whatsoever for the removal of the Start Menu as there existed no technical limitations at all that prevent it from being optional for those who wanted it.

Instead of giving people options microsoft limits them, and thats just not right.
   
 
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Default 02-02-2013, 16:42 | posts: 3,107

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Do you sell branded PCs? I do.

Go buy a PC with Windows 7, and share the experience with us.
ROFL

so basically you are mad because you can't shove old OS down your customers throat?
   
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Default 02-02-2013, 16:49 | posts: 1,886 | Location: Doncaster, England

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Do you sell branded PCs? I do.

Go buy a PC with Windows 7, and share the experience with us.
Crying because you can't ram your obvious bias and opinion down your customers throats?
   
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Default 02-02-2013, 16:53 | posts: 132 | Location: Barberton, Ohio

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ROFL

so basically you are mad because you can't shove old OS down your customers throat?
I believe what he means is there are not longer any windows 7 pc's to sell and if there were any available most people would choose a windows 7 pc over anything that comes with windows 8 on it.

I work in retail and consumers despise windows 8 because of the metro garbage, they are always asking for windows 7 every day.

Windows 8 is a complete and utter failure with consumers, Ballmer should have been fired and then physically throw out of the offices of microsoft for forcing such an obvious abomination onto the masses without giving them a choice to use a windows 7 style start menu.

Microsoft and fanboys love to tout the "60 million" sales number to make a failed attempt at claiming windows 8 is a huge success but what they fail to mention these are mostly OEM sales and most of those are still sitting on the shelves collecting dust in the stores because consumers just don't like windows 8.
   
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Default Window 8 is useless - 02-02-2013, 16:55 | posts: 61 | Location: Texas

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I find Windows 8 perfectly fine here snip

I must admit that I use the Modern UI Start screen less and less but it is there if I want a quick go on Hydro Thunder Hurrican, Angry Birds Space or Jetpack Joyride.
This explains a great deal. A casual user interested in simple things such as angry birds the internet won't likely find any issue with Windows 8 since that is what it is made for.

A person who has mulitple monitors like 3 - 1920x1080p using specialized vision surround drivers with relatively high end Nvidia GTX590, special devices like a Fat1lity Xfi sound card, Hauppage capture device, Makerbot replicator 2 3D printer emulating usb to port 3, etc and using countless of specialized 3D, 2D, and virtualization software programs and countless utilities who ACTUALLY does WORK on their computers think Windows 8 is pure ****.
   
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Default 02-02-2013, 17:10 | posts: 9,769 | Location: UK

Thought about moving to Win 8 very long and hard.
Despite audio sounding a bit better (its true!) and I really like my audio, I decided Microsoft dont deserve my money.
Otherwise I will be saying its ok to make an OS look old/ugly, to remove features that I really want and replace them with something I really dont want.
This kind of business attitude needs a stand made against it.
They wasted sales through sheer stupidity.

Big fan of 7 here, waiting for Windows 9
And that better have resolved the issues!
   
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Default 02-02-2013, 17:20 | posts: 15,285 | Location: UK

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I believe what he means is there are not longer any windows 7 pc's to sell and if there were any available most people would choose a windows 7 pc over anything that comes with windows 8 on it.

I work in retail and consumers despise windows 8 because of the metro garbage, they are always asking for windows 7 every day.

Windows 8 is a complete and utter failure with consumers, Ballmer should have been fired and then physically throw out of the offices of microsoft for forcing such an obvious abomination onto the masses without giving them a choice to use a windows 7 style start menu.

Microsoft and fanboys love to tout the "60 million" sales number to make a failed attempt at claiming windows 8 is a huge success but what they fail to mention these are mostly OEM sales and most of those are still sitting on the shelves collecting dust in the stores because consumers just don't like windows 8.
This. The only reason Windows 8 has gained marketshare is because new system come pre-installed with it. No alternative if you want to keep your warranty or don't have the means to change OS. I'm yet to find a customer of mine who likes Win8. They all complain they want a traditional desktop and start menu from the moment they boot into Win. Yes I'm aware you can alter this but it should have come with the option in the first place.
   
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Default 02-02-2013, 17:21 | posts: 5,910 | Location: Tacoma, Washington

Windows 8 works just fine, with the absence of Aero the interface is tons faster. To make my experience more enjoyable I install programs such as Start8 (I tried free versions like Classic shell and Pokki, but they aren't near as good in my opinion at replicating the start menu), and Windows 8 Gadget Pack. Plus you go farther by disabling the lock screen, and many other features designed for Tablets.
   
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Default 02-02-2013, 17:35 | posts: 3,107

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I believe what he means is there are not longer any windows 7 pc's to sell and if there were any available most people would choose a windows 7 pc over anything that comes with windows 8 on it.

I work in retail and consumers despise windows 8 because of the metro garbage, they are always asking for windows 7 every day.

Windows 8 is a complete and utter failure with consumers, Ballmer should have been fired and then physically throw out of the offices of microsoft for forcing such an obvious abomination onto the masses without giving them a choice to use a windows 7 style start menu.

Microsoft and fanboys love to tout the "60 million" sales number to make a failed attempt at claiming windows 8 is a huge success but what they fail to mention these are mostly OEM sales and most of those are still sitting on the shelves collecting dust in the stores because consumers just don't like windows 8.
Be that as it may, you are a sales person, and should keep your head cool when it comes to what customer needs/wants.
Salesman being all worked out over particular product makes sense only if we're talking about some hot-selling cake.

You're not telling us Windows 7 are hotcakes, without which yous sales are plummeting?
   
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Default 02-02-2013, 17:36 | posts: 4,863 | Location: Spain

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ROFL

so basically you are mad because you can't shove old OS down your customers throat?
You have no clue what I am talking about, and I have no clue about what
you're trying to tell (me).

After 15 years on the IT business, beign a executive on a 5 country wide
Dealer Management Systems Milti-national Corporation, I am entitled to say so about OEM and changes in market share for Operating systems.

It does not matter your likings or mine, it's what corporate desitions and suppliers push through retail dealers.

that is windows 8, for Desktops, and I push Linux of middle/high perf servers.

I have no likes / dislikes for opertating systems. I just use what fits the situation better.

Unlike many many people on this forum I am not a fanboy of any branch / vendor.

I am smart enough to use what's best for what I need, regarless of versions
and vendors.

That's why I make a (good) living out of I.T.

People tend to forget that "gurus" are less than 8% of target market

The rest of the mortals, would get what's installed on the desktop,
no right to disagree with it.
   
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Default 02-02-2013, 17:38 | posts: 4,863 | Location: Spain

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Crying because you can't ram your obvious bias and opinion down your customers throats?
Bias ?

What for?

No need to, I develop software, so I don't need to like or dislike W8,
just use it.
   
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Default 02-02-2013, 17:40 | posts: 4,863 | Location: Spain

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I believe what he means is there are not longer any windows 7 pc's to sell and if there were any available most people would choose a windows 7 pc over anything that comes with windows 8 on it.

I work in retail and consumers despise windows 8 because of the metro garbage, they are always asking for windows 7 every day.

Windows 8 is a complete and utter failure with consumers, Ballmer should have been fired and then physically throw out of the offices of microsoft for forcing such an obvious abomination onto the masses without giving them a choice to use a windows 7 style start menu.

Microsoft and fanboys love to tout the "60 million" sales number to make a failed attempt at claiming windows 8 is a huge success but what they fail to mention these are mostly OEM sales and most of those are still sitting on the shelves collecting dust in the stores because consumers just don't like windows 8.
Common sense.

You can't buy what retailers won't sell.

Thanks.
   
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Default 02-02-2013, 17:44 | posts: 4,863 | Location: Spain

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This. The only reason Windows 8 has gained marketshare is because new system come pre-installed with it. No alternative if you want to keep your warranty or don't have the means to change OS. I'm yet to find a customer of mine who likes Win8. They all complain they want a traditional desktop and start menu from the moment they boot into Win. Yes I'm aware you can alter this but it should have come with the option in the first place.
Thanks god, ppl still see the forest behing the trees.
   
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Default 02-02-2013, 17:45 | posts: 794 | Location: ND - US

Another news story about Windows 8 sparks another Windows 7 vs. 8 war totally unrelated to the topic at hand? I didn't see that one coming.
   
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Default 02-02-2013, 17:48 | posts: 136 | Location: Istanbul

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Windows 8 works just fine, with the absence of Aero the interface is tons faster.
For a high-end system like yours, this sentence makes no sense at all. And win8 is NOT "windows reimagined." It is windows 7 with some useless tablet features and removal of Aero. I have always been a Microsoft fan but windows 8 is just a huge disappointment. I don't expect much from win blue either. Thanks Ballmer!
   
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Default 02-02-2013, 17:49 | posts: 7,212 | Location: Dubai

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Another news story about Windows 8 sparks another Windows 7 vs. 8 war totally unrelated to the topic at hand? I didn't see that one coming.
I was going to post that too .. lol.

Sad thing is, we have Microsoft users arguing with other MS users over their choice of OS instead of the old Windows v/s Mac OS gig.
   
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