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Windows 8 marketshare now 2.79 percent
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Default Windows 8 marketshare now 2.79 percent - 03-02-2013, 10:10 | posts: 21,564 | Location: Guru3D testlab

Net Applications' operating system marketshare date shows the uptake of Microsoft's Windows 8 continues to be rather slow. Despite being installed on nearly every new PC, Windows 8's marketshare wa...

Windows 8 marketshare now 2.79 percent
   
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Default 03-02-2013, 10:26 | posts: 9,769 | Location: UK

Wow, worse than I expected and I'm not a fan.
   
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Default 03-02-2013, 10:32 | posts: 960

http://www.neowin.net/news/windows-8...to-279-percent

I can't believe XP is still almost 40% of the OS share after all these years. Be really interesting to see the 2014 market share after it goes End of Life.
   
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Default 03-02-2013, 11:08 | posts: 51 | Location: Romania

It's a shame Windows 8 recieved such a bad rep for nothing. You could opt to use a feature or not. Most people don't even use the Start Menu for more than one click.

Windows 8 is a great OS and personally, after using Windows 8 for a certain period of time, Windows 7 feels old to me.
   
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Default 03-02-2013, 11:15 | posts: 2,205 | Location: far,far from home

i think people are pretty lazy today,they want the latest thing ,but to lazy to adjust to this ¨something¨new.
my 2 cents,
   
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Default 03-02-2013, 11:21 | posts: 9,769 | Location: UK

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It's a shame Windows 8 recieved such a bad rep for nothing. You could opt to use a feature or not. Most people don't even use the Start Menu for more than one click.

Windows 8 is a great OS and personally, after using Windows 8 for a certain period of time, Windows 7 feels old to me.
Windows 7 looks/feels great, Windows 8 looks/feels old.
That is 'one' of its major failings.
What are MS thinking!?

Its bad rep is justly deserved.
   
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Default 03-02-2013, 11:23 | posts: 2,205 | Location: far,far from home

each one of us is entitled to our opinion.
   
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Default 03-02-2013, 11:28 | posts: 9,769 | Location: UK

Aye
It needs to be factual though.
   
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Default 03-02-2013, 11:52 | posts: 2,861 | Location: Barrie, ON Canada

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It needs to be factual though.
Then state your facts. I've been using Windows 8 since launch and have had ZERO problems with it. It took me a couple of days tops to get used to the Metro UI and now that I have, I wouldn't want to go back. My computer boots twice as fast compared to Windows 7 as well. And how exactly does Windows 8 seem old to you??? The start button has been around since 1995, time for a change. The reason Windows 8 is the way it is with live tiles is because it cuts the cost of development when you are using a common platform across multiple devices. It's works fine with a mouse and keyboard so kill that argument.

You don't like Windows 8 for your own reasons and that's it.
   
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Default 03-02-2013, 11:53 | posts: 4,961 | Location: London

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It needs to be factual though.
When it takes a computer enthusiast 15 minutes to find out how to shut down, something is definitely wrong...
   
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Default 03-02-2013, 11:55 | posts: 2,861 | Location: Barrie, ON Canada

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When it takes a computer enthusiast 15 minutes to find out how to shut down, something is definitely wrong...
If it takes you 15 minutes to figure out how to shut down Windows 8, you are hardly a computer enthusiast. :lol:
   
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Default 03-02-2013, 11:56 | posts: 9,769 | Location: UK

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Then state your facts. I've been using Windows 8 since launch and have had ZERO problems with it. It took me a couple of days tops to get used to the Metro UI and now that I have, I wouldn't want to go back. My computer boots twice as fast compared to Windows 7 as well. And how exactly does Windows 8 seem old to you??? The start button has been around since 1995, time for a change. The reason Windows 8 is the way it is with live tiles is because it cuts the cost of development when you are using a common platform across multiple devices. It's works fine with a mouse and keyboard so kill that argument.

You don't like Windows 8 for your own reasons and that's it.
I did, whats wrong with you?
You're acting like a fanboy.

Windows 8 does look old.
windows 8 feels old because it looks old.

No advanced GUI features to make it look nice is a shot into the past.
   
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Default 03-02-2013, 12:00 | posts: 12,222 | Location: England

Windows 8 works fine but only once I'd installed Start8 and I honestly think I would have switched back to Windows 7 if it wasn't for that as finding stuff otherwise was just too frustrating and long-winded having to constantly use Search. I rarely use the Modern UI Start screen to be honest as most of the apps are too simplistic and clunky to use compared with the desktop versions. Also, the way the Modern UI works feels jarring alongside the desktop - I have to swipe down with the mouse to close Modern UI apps but I can click on X to close windows or select quit in games on the desktop. Where's the consistency? Despite what Microsoft claim the Modern UI is very user unfriendly unless you're using a touchscreen. Also, Windows 8 does have some annoying bugs though such as the one where file overwrite prompts open behind open windows and stuff like that, which I never had with any of the previous versions of Windows.

In its favour Windows 8 does feel faster than Windows 7 and I've not seen a single warning about how my desktop is running slow after exiting a game (so removing Aero Glass was a pretty good idea)!
   
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Default 03-02-2013, 12:01 | posts: 2,861 | Location: Barrie, ON Canada

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You're acting like a fanboy.

Windows 8 does look old.
windows 8 feels old because it looks old.

No advanced GUI features to make it look nice is a shot into the past.
Fanboy? No. I'm not slamming Windows 7, I've used Windows 8 extensively since launch and find it smoother. You are really not explaining why you find Windows 8 old, what in the past are you comparing it to?
   
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Default 03-02-2013, 12:04 | posts: 9,769 | Location: UK

It doesnt take a leap of faith to understand
Aero looks nice, windows 8 doesnt have it and looks as bland as Windows XP.
Which is what... 12 years old.
   
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Default 03-02-2013, 12:06 | posts: 4,961 | Location: London

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If it takes you 15 minutes to figure out how to shut down Windows 8, you are hardly a computer enthusiast. :lol:
I resorted to pressing the power button in the end. It's just so unintuitive.
   
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Default 03-02-2013, 12:38 | posts: 262 | Location: Sunderland, England

I was a pretty late adapter to windows 7 as I just had absolutely no reason or need to upgrade from XP, now I've gotten a new laptop which has windows 8 & I've gotten used to it although the tiles do look like something from aol back in the day and some dos menu systems in the end I don't care really how the OS looks, as long as it plays the games and does the programs I want. I do wish the tiles were optional without having to download more programs tho.
   
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Default 03-02-2013, 12:44 | posts: 960

There should just be a Windows 8 interface rant thread, which would be the equivalent of a soundproof room in which people can scream to let out their disgust of the interface and then move on. Cause seriously, after I made all my points about it and got it out of my system, I didn't care anymore.

Also still waiting to hear how Windows Blue goes.
http://www.zdnet.com/microsofts-next...ew-7000011728/

My guess is everyone will switch to it from XP.
   
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Default 03-02-2013, 13:18 | posts: 1,315

Given the simplified interface of W8 intended for non-desktop systems it's obvious that the markets for desktop computing and gaming rigs don't want to go there. No surprises here.
   
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Default 03-02-2013, 13:19 | posts: 16,767 | Location: US East Coast

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It doesnt take a leap of faith to understand
Aero looks nice, windows 8 doesnt have it and looks as bland as Windows XP.
Which is what... 12 years old.
That's your opinion....hardly fact. To me, Aero is ugly as hell and Windows8 has a fresh feel to it.


   
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Default 03-02-2013, 13:21 | posts: 9,769 | Location: UK

I guess you didnt read the thread title.
You arent in the majority with your 'own' opinion
   
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If it takes you 15 minutes to figure out how to shut down Windows 8, you are hardly a computer enthusiast. :lol:
My thoughts exactly, it's not rocket science.
   
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That's your opinion....hardly fact. To me, Aero is ugly as hell and Windows8 has a fresh feel to it.
At least there was a built-in way to disable Aero in win7, so the choice was yours. No reason they couldn't have kept that option in Win8.
   
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Default 03-02-2013, 14:31 | posts: 5,637

Still prefer 7 over 8. That is 8's weakpoint to me, they did not make it compelling enough for me to switch. I dont mind it, and even prefer the non-aero look, taskmanager, less resource usage, etc, but still not enough to sway me.

If theres one thing that bugs me about 8 is its paranoic security, where you need elevated permissions to alter, add or delete anything in the C:\program folders. Progams that have been written before 8 may still use cfg files or whatever in program directory rather than Users folder, so that can be an annoyance, albeit small one (just install progams in other than C:\ and you're OK).

Of course I felt similarly about XP when I was still on Win 98. And about Vista when I was on XP. So who knows, may end up with 8 as main OS down the road.
   
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Wow, xp still has over 30% , that is unreal
   
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