x PhoneArena is hiring! Reviewer in the USA
  • Options

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...

This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 23:00 6

8. MeoCao (unregistered)

It's dumbest thing I've ever seen. Touch screen is good only when you don't have physical KB or mouse for the sake of portability.

I always keep PC screen out of the reach of my hand and that's the distance I'm comfortable with, so for me touchscreen in a desktop is cumbersome and not necessary.

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 00:33 3

18. rav405 (unregistered)

I infact have found win8 really good.....People having a problem with navigating in win8, i would advise them to buy a touch mouse coz it really works really well...and i have installed it on the pcand also use a touch mose and i find really fluid and fast i have....Ill really enjoy using win8 on my pc.....

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 05:33 1

43. serious9010 (Posts: 254; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)

thats right, thumb him down! who does he think he is having a different opinion than you guys! /s

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 08:14

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

i find it easy to use with my physical mouse. in fact it's not much different to me than windows 7. everything i do is done from the desktop (like windows 7). only time i go into metro is to open an app. and i just hit the windows key on my keyboard for that. thats actually faster than clicking the start button.

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 22:51 4

5. yowanvista (Posts: 340; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)

Statcounter uses cookies to track users, how the hell is that even accurate? Windows 8 is a failure on the standard PC, nobody wants a Touch-oriented fullscreen interface on a PC. Have it installed on a partition, I sometimes play with it but it will never ever replace my Windows 7 setup. The touchscreen metro UI and the whatever touch optimized apps don't really fit on a regular desktop, kinda makes the keyboard & mice redundant although they can still be used, it just doesn't feel right. I'll surely use it on a tablet but Microsoft should really have released a Desktop version. Windows 8 has some nice new features and I would have switched in a second if they gave me the option to disable all the touchscreen nonsense. The start screen is an inconvenience. Having full-screen apps on a desktop is a huge, pointless step back, it makes no sense on large screen. And why all those bold colors?
A Desktop and a Tablet have DIFFERENT UI needs, there was really no need to alienate the desktop, turning it into an App pinned in the Start Screen. Running two different paradigms in the
same system makes it seem bi-polar and cumbersome. The Metro nonsense is like a tablet system running on-top of regular PC system and this makes me no sense. Why would I need fullscreen touch Apps on my PC?

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 02:27 1

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

I would disagree, especially with the increasing year-on-year sale of touchscreen All-in-ones (aka AIOs). It is very likely my next computer purchase (that is, new system, versus something I build myself) will be a touchscreen AIO for my kitchen area, so it can be folded down from under a cabinet (keeping the counter empty) to use for recipes or entertainment, with a separate compartment for the wireless keyboard and mouse (which will probably never be used, but can be useful if doing something across the room or something if too far away from the microphone for voice commands)

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 10:50

61. yowanvista (Posts: 340; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)

AIOs are underpowered compared to traditional PCs, there crappy integrated graphics or their Nvidia 6xxM GPUs are substandard. Utterly useless for gaming, who would even want to touch their monitors? Kinda stupid.

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 22:53 9

6. Aeires (unregistered)

I work in an IT department on the telecom side and just yesterday I was talking about W8 with a computer tech. He said flat out he doesn't see our corporation adapting W8 until major changes are made to it, namely the UI. Live tiles aren't cut out for some applications like we use. I've said from the first time I saw Metro, it's too different of a change from W7 to W8 and it will isolate a huge user base. Regardless of how many techies here love it, the average user is going to have problems.

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 22:58 3

7. Hemlocke (unregistered)

Same whre I work, but our companies have probably been counted in this number of upgrades if they have enterprise licenses. That is why web traffic doesn't match the number of upgrades.

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 02:02

23. Aeires (unregistered)

Whoa, we have a boat load of licenses that got counted then.

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 23:11 4

9. wendygarett (unregistered)

As to whether or not Windows 8 is outpacing Windows 7 or not, it depends on where you look, how you look, who you ask and when you ask.

Nice sentence to describe :)

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 23:15 7

10. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

I am happy with Windows 7 for my home PC - I may get a windows 8 phone next year when it is time to upgrade - not sure yet - I have no problem with the UI on windows 7 PC - windows 8 may be more appealing for an all-in-one touch screen PC, though.

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 00:02 6

15. ChafedBanana (Posts: 383; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)

I just bought a Windows 8 laptop from Asus. It's been a few years since my PC broke. This one was a display model for $449 marked down to $391. I5 processor and very decent specs for the money. The jury's still out on W8. I have 30 days to return it. I will never spend $1200 on a confuser from Apple. Screw that. I'm starting to feel unsure if I should even have a computer at all when my phone does almost everything I really need to do.

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 02:28 3

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

You got a thumbs-up just for "confuser". So accurate!

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 13:26

65. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

I second your last sentence.
I actually don't think I'll ever buy a PC again..
I just wish vendors come to their senses and start making padfone-like tablet accessories.
Just give me a quality full hd 10 inch touchscreen(it could be done for 200$ ) in which I can place the phone and connect the peripherals .. and I'm set for life.

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 00:12 3

16. twens (Posts: 979; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)

Like serioulsy,are people that dump or naive? What is has drastically changed from windows 7? Is your want your windows 7 style desktop just go to the desktop.for Christ seek W8 is not that different from W7 you guys should stop whinning.

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 00:26 5

17. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

Windows 8 Desktop is a disaster, I've used I know. There're so many extra annoying steps that are optimized for Tablets Touchscreen but a pain for us Desktop users. The removal of Start Menu is a huge blow for Windows fan. This can be fixed via custom Start Menu like Classic Shell and Stardock Start8. Navigating through the Metro UI with a mouse feels like a pain and unnecessary steps but you are forced to do. Moreover most apps go fullscreen I wonder how productivity users will managed. Windows 8 is like Windows without Windows, Microsoft is taking its OS design seriously but this time they went the wrong way. Whenever i used Windows 8 i feel sick, uncomfortable and feel like using something stranger to my machine.
Windows Phone 8 is great because it works well on smartphone, however it is not the case for Windows 8. These disappointing changes are pushing me more and more towards Linux.
I hope Microsoft is going to fix Windows 8 with Windows Blue upgrade or Service Pack.

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 08:23 2

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

when i use the desktop in win8 it does not feel any different than the desktop i used in win7. i go for hours not even seeing the metro ui. when i am in metro (only to open an app) i use the scroll button on my mouse to go left and right in the metro. how is that a pain? did it pain your finger to move the scroll wheel? speaking of the start button in win7, how is moving your mouse to the bottom left corner of your screen for the start button faster than just hitting the windows key on your keyboard for the metro ui where your apps are? it's not. if using windows 8 makes you feel sick, you got more of a problem than just using windows 8.

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 00:44 4

19. breathlesstao (unregistered)

Hurricane Sandy? So all this rambling is US-only again? I love how the rest of the world never seems to exist... I mean, not to devalue the destruction and all, but on a global level, I'm not sure it's all that significant as to bear blame for something like this.

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 01:16 3

21. Maxwell.R (Posts: 214; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)

When major weather events or acts of nature affect major markets like New York City, the largest market in the free world behind Tokyo, it creates a significant economic ripple. The population of the northeastern seaboard of the United States accounts for about 25% of the US GDP, $4 trillion+ -or- still more economic output than any other nation in the western world. Hurricane Sandy was a major storm that closed commerce for significant periods of time with many areas still recovering.

The same thing happened with batteries, auto parts and other supplies when the earthquake and subsequent tsunami hit Japan. The wake of that event was felt for months. Hurricane Sandy will not be as long lasting.

As for the market share figures cited in the article, those were quoted from the global market, not the US-only market.

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 03:03 1

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

Uh Maxwell, the only state that got 'shut down' by Sandy was New Jersey. Further, the entire state was not shut down. Friends who live on Manhattan never lost electricity, much less access to the Internets. Yes, people on the New Jersey coast as well as parts of the New York coast were (some still are) shut down. But 25% of U.S. GDP being affected is hyperbole. There is significant property loss due to Sandy, but don't confuse beach front property value with economic output.

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 03:48 1

34. Maxwell.R (Posts: 214; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)

There were power outages as far north as New Hampshire, flooding throughout Manhattan, trading was suspended, and the utility work being done on New Jersey, NYC, and Long Island is still being undertaken - that affected actual internet traffic - a region of at least 30 million people. The "effect" was a slowdown that touched every state in the region. NYC and the surrounding metro/Tri-State area has a gross metro product of about $1.3Tr. Yes, Sandy affected the economy - property restoration, repairs, replacements are exactly that. They are not expanding economic indicators.

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 04:26 1

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

Maxwell, notwithstanding the trauma experienced by Sandy's victims, life is moving on. Trading on the exchanges resumed after what, a 2 day halt? Power is out for how many at the present time? How many factories standing idle presently in the storm zone?

The point that I am making is that Sandy can't be blamed for a fall-off in W8 activity. If Sandy was responsible, wouldn't there be a drop in all W# activity? Any fall-off in W8 activity is probably due to slow rates of conversion. Dogs don't like dog food that doesn't taste great. With Windows, there is the W7 alternative.

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 00:57 4

20. pongkie (Posts: 595; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)

lol am I the only one here who upgraded an old laptop to windows 8 and ended up liking it? at least it ran better than windows 7 and I like the new start screen. I don't know bout you guys but I find working with it easier.

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 03:57 2

35. XYZ360 (Posts: 53; Member since: 01 Jan 2012)

no you are the only one

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 04:17 2

37. rav405 (unregistered)

I also upgraded from win 7 to win8 and i too liked it....I bought a Microsoft touch mouse especiaaly for win8 and win8 works like breeze with the touch mouse.....

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 08:26 2

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

i upgraded from win7 to win8 also and i like it too. and i use a physical mouse and i dont have any issues with the OS or the UI.

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 01:36 2

22. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)

Why is it that you are comparing a msoft pc os with another msoft pc os, if you can compare wp7-8 with ios and android why not wompare w 8 with apple whatever lion and chrome os from google. Than you would see whos the big daddy of the computer industry. I mean have 40 mil macs been sold like, ever??
And yes i got w8 and would never go back...

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 04:16 2

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

I use windows 8 withou a touchscreen and i dont have any inconveniences with it. its just like windows 7 in desktop mode all thats different is the start menu where you now get a live tile view. i dont have any navigating problems with it and its a lot faster than windows seven.

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 04:58 2

39. gazmatic (Posts: 795; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)

If my grandmother can use windows 8 then so can you. Those who say that it is dumb to have touch screen on desktop seem to not know that windows 7 was also built with touch in mind. Also if my 13 year old sister can master windows 8 then do not call yourself tech savvy. Plus if you still use xp then your point is irrelevent.

* Some comments have been hidden, because they don't meet the discussions rules.

Want to comment? Please login or register.

Latest stories