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Windows 8 - certified flop

#1Xeno_PredatorPosted 12/9/2013 10:19:11 AM
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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#2ivanwind15Posted 12/9/2013 10:21:03 AM
You couldn't just post this in the topic directly below this one?
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#3Xeno_Predator(Topic Creator)Posted 12/9/2013 10:35:27 AM
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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#4LottoStudPosted 12/9/2013 11:20:34 AM
I like Windows 8
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#5TheWhoFanPosted 12/9/2013 11:22:12 AM
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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#6alienated182Posted 12/9/2013 12:22:57 PM
this will change, not many reasons left to not make the switch.
#7electroflamePosted 12/9/2013 12:46:18 PM
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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#8alienated182Posted 12/9/2013 12:51:25 PM
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!
#9Rolen47Posted 12/9/2013 12:57:20 PM(edited)
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.