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Windows 8 adoption rate almost at a standstill, far behind Windows 7


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#271 Order_66

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 22:49

Regardless of price, at this point, most sales will come from consumers buying new PCs, rather than separate at retail.


You mean part of that "60 million", right? /s


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Posted 04 March 2013 - 23:35

You mean part of that "60 million", right? /s


I think winning over resistant enthusiasts is more important right now. There's a reason MS is pressing forward fast. Surface sales are negligible, that's a reality. That 60 mil is still well below MS projections and that includes Tablet sales which of course, are nowhere near where MS would like them.

All the Windows 9/Blue chatter coming from MS so early in 8's lifecycle makes me happy. They may not fix everything, but they're fixing something.

#273 JHBrown

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 23:37

40 dollar deal is the only reason I upgraded, otherwise I would have stayed on win7.

This^

#274 Order_66

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 23:57

I have 2 monitors, and I've never had issues hitting them. The mouse should catch, if you hit it right.


Is he "holding it wrong"? /s

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 07:51

Nearly impossible? How is it I have no issues controlling my mouse to hit these corners? If it's "impossible" as you say, then I take it, it's "impossible" for you to hit anything else in the UI with the mouse? Because if you can hit a button or a control, than you can hit the corners. I call BS.


Um, not it is not. You have a visual cue for buttons and UI elements. You know where to click. I also have issues activating the hot corners every once and a while, even on one monitor.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 08:31

I stopped reading after "In the month of February, according to Net Applications,"...........

It's the same as "analists came to the conclusion" or alike.

We get it, everybody hates W8..........

One of the main reasons imho:
- no new W8 pc/laptops/tablets for sale atm. It's hard to find one of the announced hardware in the shops.
- the economy stupid!
- W7 is good enough for a lot of people for now. See previous reason.

#277 Ian W

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 00:49

I have 2 monitors, and I've never had issues hitting them. The mouse should catch, if you hit it right.


Nathan Lineback also wrote:

Back in the Windows 3.x and classic MacOS days there were many utilities that made use of "throwing" the mouse cursor to a corner of the screen. Because such an action lacks visibility, this was never popular and usually only used for invoking screen savers or advanced menus.

The whole concept of using corners falls flat on its face when viewing a desktop through something like a virtual machine window with seamless mouse integration, or through remote desktop software. The corners just don't exist, you have to aim the mouse over a few small pixels inside your window.



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Posted 06 March 2013 - 01:03

One of the main reasons imho:
- no new W8 pc/laptops/tablets for sale atm. It's hard to find one of the announced hardware in the shops.
- the economy stupid!
- W7 is good enough for a lot of people for now. See previous reason.


I think the economy is usually overlooked but things are still somewhat bleak and money is still tight. People are hanging on to what they have, either xp or 7.

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 01:07

So has the adoption rate gotten better yet?



#280 J_R_G

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 01:30

Up about .80% over the last month, the highest it's ever been. The haters must be real proud of themselves, they've created a monster storm of Win 8 hate based on nonsense, and then sit back and say 'see nobody likes it' when the sales aren't that good. The fact that you can install a free start menu program in like 2 minutes, yet they holler about the issue, shows that this is a bunch of silliness. Yea yea you shouldn't be forced to use metro, well people shouldn't be forced to use the start menu who don't want it too. blah.



#281 SpeedyTheSnail

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 05:00

Up about .80% over the last month, the highest it's ever been. The haters must be real proud of themselves, they've created a monster storm of Win 8 hate based on nonsense, and then sit back and say 'see nobody likes it' when the sales aren't that good. The fact that you can install a free start menu program in like 2 minutes, yet they holler about the issue, shows that this is a bunch of silliness. Yea yea you shouldn't be forced to use metro, well people shouldn't be forced to use the start menu who don't want it too. blah.

How many years has the start menu existed? And how much more useful is it than the crappy Metro UI? A lot less useful.

 

People hate Windows 8 because it takes longer to do things than Windows XP or 7 (Unless you are gifted with a touchscreen which changes everything).

 

Yes I said it, Windows 8 is useless on non-touchscreen computers. Why? Because Metro is made for touchscreen, every part of its design.

 

You shouldn't have to install a program to use a start menu, Microsoft should have defaulted non-touchscreen computers to use the start menu, and touchscreen devices to use Metro.

 

I think you could agree.



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Posted 04 August 2014 - 05:08

How many years has the start menu existed? And how much more useful is it than the crappy Metro UI? A lot less useful.

 

People hate Windows 8 because it takes longer to do things than Windows XP or 7 (Unless you are gifted with a touchscreen which changes everything).

 

Yes I said it, Windows 8 is useless on non-touchscreen computers. Why? Because Metro is made for touchscreen, every part of its design.

 

You shouldn't have to install a program to use a start menu, Microsoft should have defaulted non-touchscreen computers to use the start menu, and touchscreen devices to use Metro.

 

I think you could agree.

 

Nothing takes longer to do on Windows 8, don't be ridiculous.



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Posted 04 August 2014 - 05:10

Nothing takes longer to do on Windows 8, don't be ridiculous.

Care to back this brief, bland statement?



#284 AngelGraves13

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 05:15

Nobody cares or wants Windows 8 anymore with Windows 9 right around the corner.



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Posted 04 August 2014 - 05:17

Care to back this brief, bland statement?

 

I use Windows 7 all day at work, come home and use Windows 8. My usage pattern is identical. You were the one who made some "brief, bland statement" about Windows 8 taking longer, except that you never provided evidence.

 

There are in fact a number of things that I can do faster in Windows 8 than Windows 7.

 

Examples:

 

The items exposed directly in the explorer ribbon are faster to access.

The services tab in the task manager having the ability to restart services.

The startup tab in the task manager existing period, reducing the need to use msconfig, not to mention msconfig has less detail.