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Wait, so Windows 8 is not outpacing Windows 7 adoption rate?

0. phoneArena 01 Dec 2012, 22:16 posted on

While Microsoft has hailed sales of more than 40 million licenses in just a month, the internet traffic is not seeing it yet...

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posted on 01 Dec 2012, 22:20 21

1. Pings (Posts: 303; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

What a shock! Oh wait never mind Windows 8 sucks...

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 23:22 7

11. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)

GO TO HECK, PINGSY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!​!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 23:30 6

12. JulianGT (Posts: 89; Member since: 15 Oct 2012)


posted on 01 Dec 2012, 23:40 3

13. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

Don't forget hurricane Sandy's impact.... Puhleeeease. It didn't work for Mittens to blame his loss on Sandy; it won't work to blame the slow adoption rate for Win 8 on Sandy either.

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 05:30

42. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)

showing obama to be a huge hypocrite and the worst person for our economy didnt work either...

what made you think america would begin to listen to a successful man about a hurricane...

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 09:29 5

59. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)

If by successful you mean shipping our jobs to china then you're right. Face it, Romney would have been a horrible president.

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 15:13

68. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)

better than the man who claimed to slice our deficit in half, yet increased it by 6 trillion-- the biggest by far burden on our country

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 23:56 9

14. wendygarett (unregistered)

how can you say it sucks when you are not even install and experience it :(

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 02:05 14

25. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)

I have it on my father's notebook...
It isn't intuitive and is very hard to use on mouse-keyboard devices..
Multitasking is not at all easy like it was on windows 7(or more previous versions)..

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 02:24 6

26. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

It's not hard, it's just not as easy without the touchscreen. I have it on 2 of my computers (both non-touchscreen) and still have 7 Ultimate 64-bit for my main desktop (because my work and other programs are too reliant on old software and I try to avoid any sweeping changes until I'm as close to 100% confident they'll work with the new system with no negative impacts)

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 02:37 6

29. wendygarett (unregistered)

I've go to the Sony center and taste the Window 8 and tell you the truth... I'm the only guests there who know how to operate it wisely, and the rest just watching what I performed... Looks like win8 is too new to the average users :(

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 02:49 2

30. myownchoice (Posts: 22; Member since: 31 Oct 2012)

Thats too lame a clame.... lol...

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 02:56 11

31. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)

I miss the Start button a lot..

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 03:28 4

33. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)

You don't need to try it out to know.. Just LOOK AT IT! It's designed for tablets.. and we are using mouses in computer. And there is a scroll bar at the bottom and we have to scroll left n right to access ''apps''.

I tried it and compared to Windows 7.. and i would still think Windows 8 is worse than Windows 7.

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 08:05

50. freebee269 (Posts: 539; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)

or you can hit your windows key on your keyboard and that pops up the apps.

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 08:15 1

53. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 374; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)

You need to get a hands-on review before you start talking b.s. its just like windows 7 without a start menu. there are no problems navigating or multitasking. all this negativity around windows 8 makes me sick

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 22:45

73. Dastrix (unregistered)

... your mom. Cool story bro!

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 22:32 12

2. OHaZZaR (Posts: 131; Member since: 19 Aug 2011)

In all honesty, Microsoft made a poor move in keeping traditional desktop users out in the cold. To close an application, you have to drag the top of the application all the way to the bottom, which makes sense on a touch screen but not with a mouse. Also, when having 2 apps on the same screen, they either take 20% or 80% of the screen which is most unreasonable, the GALAXY Note series handles multi-tasking better for god's sake. Is it better than having it 50-50, why does each app need to occupy either a ridiculously large amount of the monitor or a minuscule amount. I hate this OS, so much that I left windows for mac. I would've liked windows 8 if it were optimised for traditional users and the full screen app problem. Plus the gestures are pretty unintuitive and almost never work on windows 7 laptops updated to windows 8, unless they were released this year. I still have windows 7 for my gaming purposes but I use my mac for just about everything else. Windows 7 is a perfect OS, it just got boring to me, and I use the mac because all my basic needs are met more easily, albeit with a lot of mac-centric frustrations.

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 05:57 3

44. ImQ009 (Posts: 41; Member since: 02 Dec 2012)

Just shows how much you know. And you don't know anything :P You basically described the Modern UI which is PART of the OS. Maybe you should try it out BEFORE saying it's unoptimized. The point is, the new UI is basically a new start menu. The desktop, windows and all the stuff is STILL there and it works exactly the same as in Windows 7.

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 06:18 1

45. OHaZZaR (Posts: 131; Member since: 19 Aug 2011)

I've had it on my old laptop since beta, and it mostly is the same except most apps don't run on the traditional desktop. The start button isn't there, everything is just a lot more "schizophrenic" in the sense that some apps work on the desktop and others work in metro. I do commend microsoft for taking the steps into making it boot as fast as mac OSX and to finally have a not-so-laughable experience on internet explorer, but taking 2 steps forward and 4 steps back is not a good sign. I don't get how people say that every creative person uses a mac since I do pretty much all the same video editing, word processing, image editing and all that on windows, and some are even better on windows. Mac definitely is easier to navigate than both OSes though, it boots faster than windows 7 and gets things done faster than windows in my experience. Windows 7 was better than mac OSX 10.6, but mac evolved, and windows revolutionised, but not in a good way. So yes mister, I do know what I am talking about. If you bring linux into this, then I'd be a fool to say anything at all, but I have used every windows iteration since 2000 and I am still 1 month into using my first mac. I've had windows 8 since beta, gave it a chance when it was released and ultimately wasn't just unimpressed, I was appalled. I have a touchpad, so I can only imagine the frustration of using a mouse which is even worse. Why be forced to use metro when the mouse clearly isn't optimised, I still hold on to that. Microsoft is forcing users to get a touchscreen and that is why it's adoption should not be as high as windows 7. I do believe windows will eventually sell but I'll wait for windows blue to install on my desktop.

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 06:26 2

46. ImQ009 (Posts: 41; Member since: 02 Dec 2012)

Most apps? You mean that little ammount of apps found in the Windows Marketplace? Seems legit hehe

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 07:56 2

49. OHaZZaR (Posts: 131; Member since: 19 Aug 2011)

Microsoft claims 100,000 apps by the end of the year (correct me if I'm wrong) which is still probably not nearly as many apps as regular desktop apps. In the end it doesn't know where it belongs to, tablet apps that work great on tablets but horribly on desktops, and vice versa. An incomplete experience on both. Don't get me wrong, I'm very confident that windows will eventually work in a beautiful harmony, both touch-screen and otherwise. Thinking that it achieved what windows 7 did in it's time, which is a perfect OS for the vast majority of consumers (tablet pcs weren't really popular in 2009) is pure hogwash.

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 04:11

74. davkaramagi (Posts: 4; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)

Hover your mouse cursor around the bottom left part of screen & you get the equivalent of start button - icon like form of Mordern UI....thus start button is there only looks different & is accessed differently!! Let's not misguide others...

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 08:03

79. OHaZZaR (Posts: 131; Member since: 19 Aug 2011)

There is still no start button, and the functionality of the new start screen is poor beyond belief, where everything the start menu occupied would be a mere 10% of the screen, this one occupies the entire screen, which does not enhance productivity at all, which was what windows was well known for. It's sacrificing functionality for aesthetics, not even Apple does that. Heck isn't it a little odd that windows has garnered a ton of criticism from this release of windows and not windows 7. OSX doesn't get this type of criticism, just the pricing of the products. I'm not misguiding anyone. The start button isn't there anymore, it's gone. What came instead is a square that appears when you hover the cursor, the function of which is to display a bunch of applications and use up your entire screen, forget watching a movie while pressing the start button. I can't imagine schools, businesses or institutions using windows 8 until touchscreen desktops are cheaper and popularised. Windows 8 is a personal OS, much like mac OSX.

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 08:10

51. freebee269 (Posts: 539; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)

what windows 8 are you using? on my desktop when i want to close an application i just click the x in the upper right corner. same as on windows 7. there are always going to be people that dont like something about something new. it's just too bad that those people are more readily to voice their opinion about it than the people that do like it.

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 06:52

76. OHaZZaR (Posts: 131; Member since: 19 Aug 2011)

Windows 8 pro, and if you use apps from metro, or the windows 8 app store, then you have to perform this lengthy manoeuvre.

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 13:52

78. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

wrong, because

1) For closing an application, if its on Desktop, it works the same as in 7. If its Modern UI, you can close with alt-f4 keyboard shortcut, you can hover on top left then slide down a bit to close any apps that aren't the currently active one by right clicking on it, and you can also ctrl-alt-del to force apps to close in the task manager. You dont have to do the drag thing.

2)As far as the app split thing, you can adjust the screen size it will take, but the 80-20% is the default for it. Its meant to be for the important app to take the big portion (ie web browser, offe program, game, etc.) while the other one will be something minor (ie weather, news, etc.)

3) Hating 8 so much that you go to mac doesnt really compute, since you have to learn a new UI anyway, plus paid more for the computer, and have a more restricted os. Why not just go back to 7, or go to Ubuntu, if you hated it that much?

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 00:37

80. OHaZZaR (Posts: 131; Member since: 19 Aug 2011)

1) I'm completely aware of that, all of it. I think I failed to point out the fact that I don't understand why they didn't go all the way and innovate for mouse users. I'd hate to see the future of computing be without a mouse and keyboard and since Microsoft is by far the market leader in that, things aren't looking good. So yeah, I'd just wish they'd go the extra mile.

2) There'll always still be an app using 80% of the screen, and depending on the screen's aspect ratio, 90%. Is it unreasonable to at least have 50% of the screen for each app, or at least let you split it at any ratio? this I'm particularly baffled by. Especially when my OG Samsung GALAXY Note running jelly bean can do exactly that.

3) I didn't just go with mac because of my hatred of windows 8. I specifically went to a Macbook air because it is light, portable and has the power of a regular computer and not a tablet, meaning I could still use a word processor, do some video or photo editing (which I do), and has a charge for more than 5 hours, which while not exactly tablet-worthy, it is spectacular for laptops (mine on average holds 7 hours and 30 minutes). I've done a lot of research and I liked it. There are very few windows laptops that are exactly like that but run windows instead, and I switched for the same reason I switched from an iPhone to my Samsung GALAXY Note, the OS got stale. I tried OSX in stores and was amazed by it. I bought it and had some regret for a few reasons. My 1TB hard drive was incompatible, I had to format 500GB of the photos, videos, movies and tv series I had in there, or I could buy a $20 app on my mac which fixes it, I went with the latter. I'm a dedicated gamer and while my mac doesn't have the power play the latest games, it's still a very small collection nonetheless, and I don't wanna install windows on it anyway (not because I dislike it, I only have a 128GB SSD and don't want to sacrifice the space). Everything else was an awesome experience, it does everything I want my computer to, and that is the exact feeling I got when I had windows 7 the first time. I would've gone ubuntu but I wasn't exactly sure about it and I was going to change my laptop anyway. It felt a little like a gamble.

In conclusion, I probably hate windows 8 more than I should because I expected so much more. I really did give it a chance and I personally did not like it. Everyone's entitled to his opinion and it seems as though I'm the minority, and that's okay. I've had a horrible experience in beta where a week after installing windows 8 my computer would boot into a blue screen, and forgave them because it's just a beta. Now windows 8 is out and the bugs are ironed out, boot-up time's awesome (my MacBook boots up in 7 seconds, but that's thanks to both the SSD AND the OS) but in the end, I did not get the same feeling I had when I first tried Windows 7 or OSX.

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 22:46 4

3. pokharkarsaga (Posts: 385; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)

Windows 8 is more like a tablet os(touchscreen device os) than the traditional desktop os.
Win 7=Win XP
Win Vista=Win 8

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 22:49 5

4. noim1 (Posts: 297; Member since: 15 May 2012)

Win8 did meet my expectations...plus it is kind of a pain to use without a touch screen...so I am sticking with win7..... Its going to take some time before ppl start accepting the new interface...plus I don't want to raise my hand every time I want to make a touch for a click.. It's tiring... The usage with mouse is much easier and lazy like...

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