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2 years ago#1
From the growth numbers and adoption rates, Windows 8 is actually growing much more slowly than Windows 7 today.

http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/computers/windows-8-a-certifiable-flop-20131203-2yo3r.html

Can't say it's unexpected, I don't like the new interface and neither do most people I've talked to. My mum gave it a try and it was disastrous, so many of her work related programs which ran flawlessly on Windows 7 were riddled with bugs on Windows 8. If work related programs cannot migrate seamlessly, kiss corporate adoption rate goodbye as many companies still use XP.
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2 years ago#2
You couldn't just post this in the topic directly below this one?
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2 years ago#3
That was my mistake, I wrote this post like an hour ago or something without reading the boards, hit preview, then was busy with something else before coming back to hit post.
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2 years ago#4
I like Windows 8
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2 years ago#5
LottoStud posted...
I like Windows 8


I am offended by your opinion and I'm glad a product I dislike is not doing as well as a product I like.

Disclaimer: I like Windows 8/8.1 too.
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2 years ago#6
this will change, not many reasons left to not make the switch.
2 years ago#7
From: alienated182 | #006
this will change, not many reasons left to not make the switch.

Aside from the fact that Metro sucks and it'll tank anything it's attached to?

(Read: Windows Phones, Windows Tablets, Xbox One and Windows 8)
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2 years ago#8
electroflame posted...
From: alienated182 | #006
this will change, not many reasons left to not make the switch.

Aside from the fact that Metro sucks and it'll tank anything it's attached to?

(Read: Windows Phones, Windows Tablets, Xbox One and Windows 8)


I'm with you with the metro hate, but at the same time, Im fine with customising it right out with a simple program. Volia, no metro, better framework. WIN!
2 years ago#9
Windows 8 is fine if you install Classic Shell, but that being said it isn't better than Windows 7. It isn't surprising it isn't doing better.
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