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Windows 8 selling really well here!


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If you really want to see how well Win 8 is being received go onto the torrent download sites. Just for kicks the other day I visited the top ten sites and on all sites (over a ten hour time period) there were no less then 4100 individuals attempting to download (steal) Win 8. That figures in and around 400,000 people an hour working at downloading Win8. . .go figure. :)

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Indeed. That's how I use the start screen a lot of times. I'm either going there specifically just to launch something, or to glance and go at things I want to keep track of quickly.

I can spot my weather, new e-mail count, and message count all within a second or two, and then back out to whatever else I'm doing.

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Indeed. That's how I use the start screen a lot of times. I'm either going there specifically just to launch something, or to glance and go at things I want to keep track of quickly.

I can spot my weather, new e-mail count, and message count all within a second or two, and then back out to whatever else I'm doing.

Same here. Today other then having Win 7 in a VM I removed all the dual boots of 7 and 8, thus now running on 8 only. With 7 in a VM really can't see having a dual boot system unless I decide to play with Linux.

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I would like to see sales from businesses and corporations on Windows 8. I think a majority of corporation are going to be using Windows 7 for a long time if they have even switched over from XP. Individual purchases of W8 will be from a younger age group 18-30. More of a gimmicky OS that people want to purchase to play with and they can tell their friends they have it. Not very functional for most, especially desktop users when looking at installing and quickly adapting and getting to work.

If corporations go with Windows 7 and plan to sit idle they learned nothing from WinXP. Where I work we support over 100,000 desktops and laptops, we're moving to Windows 7 and making plans for bring in Windows 8. It'll be difficult, but we have to do it. Why? Because we can't afford to get comfy with Win7 like we did with WinXP. We have to stay current with Windows, Office and Internet Explorer. No more sitting idle because of a personal preference. If we don't push forward then we'll be ****ing millions away in labor intensive upgrades (devices and applications) because were grew content with Win7, Office 2010 and IE8.

Can you quite it with the nonsense? You have no clue what corporations want and no clue what end users want. Windows 8 has a lot more even over Windows7 for corporate deployment, management and quite frankly, a lot of IT shops will be thrilled to push out windows 8 because management of infrastructures running WinRT apps is a lot less of a hassle than current win32 apps. There will be a learning curve, but people aren't idiots and learning windows 8 is quite often a lot easier than learning some kludgy sucky line of business application that people learn because its their JOB. Virtualization, modernizing of apps to html5 and the ability to run remote desktops and remote applications is pushing many corporations to Bring your own device (BYOD) and quite frankly, nothing connects to BYOD any better than a Windows 8 system. Employees will just bring their own device and the apps/services will be virtualized and presented through a controlled fashion.

Kind of harsh, but you bring up a good point. Tablets/Slates that run Windows. These fit our security model and will simplify support greatly. BYOD still makes me cringe. Some users just will not grasp the fact that the companies help desk can not support their personal device.

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I saw a Windows 8 Pro display stand in my local Tesco (Batley, UK.) I don't ever remember seeing Windows 7 being on sale there, bigger audience, more sales. I think Microsoft are getting things right.

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