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Windows 8/8.1 sales plummeting; starting to become outsold by Windows 7.

#1__Cam__Posted 12/9/2013 9:34:49 AM
http://www.businessinsider.com/windows-8-adoption-is-lagging-windows-7-2013-12
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#2Trance_FanPosted 12/9/2013 9:37:37 AM
i cant wait for windows 9 if it's going to be more like windows 7..and ms should redo it's xbone UI
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#3DaedalusExPosted 12/9/2013 9:38:33 AM
So Microsoft is beating Microsoft?
#4TehPwnzererPosted 12/9/2013 9:52:54 AM
MS should have just kept their tiles for their smartphones and tablets, they don't belong on a desktop. Even Apple wasn't that stupid.
#5Bazooka_PenguinPosted 12/9/2013 10:02:34 AM
A damn shame considering how inferior Win7 is. The ignorant plebs would rather stick with an inferior, less efficient product just because of familiarity.
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#6pothocketPosted 12/9/2013 10:05:54 AM
Bazooka_Penguin posted...
A damn shame considering how inferior Win7 is. The ignorant plebs would rather stick with an inferior, less efficient product just because of familiarity.


-_-

Forgive me if I don't want to use an interface that was designed for touchscreens.
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#7DV8ingSourcesPosted 12/9/2013 10:06:06 AM
TehPwnzerer posted...
MS should have just kept their tiles for their smartphones and tablets, they don't belong on a desktop. Even Apple wasn't that stupid.


I love windows 8 and I agree. Metro is not needed. Maybe have it available for touchscreens but it shouldn't be a default option.

Windows 8 desktop is better than windows 7 but unless you know what you are doing, its hidden behind metro. Its easy to ignore it once you set things up but that shouldn't be needed. So many people are computer illiterate that its just too much to expect the average Joe to know how to set up their pc the way they want it. Change for the better is good but metro isn't that. It's nice to have for touchscreens and tablets sure but it really just confuses an average desktop user.
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#8CremaciousPosted 12/9/2013 10:07:07 AM
I actually like 8.1.
My only complaint is that Win7 had the transparent Aero effect on windows, and 8 has theme all as one solid color, which isn't as pleasing.
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#9DV8ingSourcesPosted 12/9/2013 10:08:47 AM
pothocket posted...
Bazooka_Penguin posted...
A damn shame considering how inferior Win7 is. The ignorant plebs would rather stick with an inferior, less efficient product just because of familiarity.


-_-

Forgive me if I don't want to use an interface that was designed for touchscreens.


I haven't seen the metro interface for a few months... not sure what you are getting at. Not even using third party apps.

8.1 allows booting to the desktop mode. Exactly the same as windows 7 but better performance, file navigation, search, taskmanager, and admin tool access. It is missing the aero features but the performance boost is worth it and personally I never used any of that jazz.
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#10halomonkey1_3_5Posted 12/9/2013 10:15:38 AM
we just got people to get past windows xp

I dont really care about how a specific version of windows is doing, as long as XP is dead
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