Google Tries To Woo Back Windows 8 Users Flirting With Bing Using a Clever New Video

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BernardBlack

Google needs a desktop/ Laptop OS. One that I can just install Skyrim/ Crysis on and game away. Until then, I can't have one OS for gaming, multimedia and working, and the other (Android) just because. Android is useless to me right now.

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Ghost XFX

Already left Google for good. Played with Bing for awhile, not too bad. Left them too. So for now, until I find a really good SE, I'm using Blekko. It serves my basic needs. Nothing magical, just the basics. that's fine with me.

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HKUSPC40

Totally agree with Jimmer... They are ignoring power users. I don't have time to deal with this crap. I want to be able to set it up the way I want to as quickly and efficiently as possible. I don't want to have to muddle through bs because people are too dumb to figure out how to do anything more than fingerpaint.

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JimmerSD

Not going to buy Windows 8. I consider this to be an intermediate release like Millennium and Vista. I am happy with Win7 Pro and I believe most reasonable people will take the same course.

I want more versatility and fewer dumbed down features.

If MS attempts to force me into this piece of garbage through lack of support or try to install Bing desktop without my permission, it'll just accelerate my move to Linux.

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tekknyne

Hey Google, that will be $100K for ALL of MY user data.... Just sayin, I have an extremely inflated sense of self-worth.

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DomD124

Please M$ STOP releasing Operating systems every 2 years, You had it pretty good with XP and 7 has been almost as good if not better in some aspects, But Windows 8 looks like Horseshit, I personally dont want my Home computer desktop to look like a smartphone OS. It just looks gaudy and annoying. That and it forces every It person to have to go through another certification course to fix the bloated crap in them. Me personally Im going to stick with Win 7

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Andrew.Hodge

I haven't had a chance recently to comment on this Windows8 hate since I actually got Windows8, and I figured that this was just as good as a chance as any, so here it goes:

Sending this comment from my Windows8 desktop using Opera, and I can tell you that it is NOT the "Horseshit" that you claim it is. Metro isn't an issue. Not even close. When I boot up, I click on the desktop icon and never see metro again. When I shut down, I touch the top right corner with my mouse, and shut down without ever seeing metro from there. People say that it "Splits" the workflow by having two different interfaces, but I can say that when I open up an app, that is the last time I see metro for that app. I can control it from the desktop.

This isn't saying that I don't use metro, though. Far from it. I'm actually sitting here listening to Linkin Park "Crawling" through Slacker with my pictures app open alongside my Bank of America app.That's three metro apps at once that I am managing from the desktop, providing functionality while I use opera and update origin in the background. Also, Metro is extremely easy to use without a touchscreen. All these people who are bitching about it being a touch-only interface should get with this millennium and get a mouse with a scroll wheel. I should also mention that when I moved last month, I had to put away my Eyefinity group, so this is all on one monitor.

Aside from the Bulldozer optimizations, there are a ton of other improvements to the desktop that I love and are actually "for" me. For instance, everything is just smoother: an effect of GPU acceleration that my two 7770s are good at.

So yeah, you have every right to complain all you want, but I also have a right, and I love this OS.

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davelray

Good for you. You tell that big bad evil Microsoft to stop conducting their business like.... well.... a business! Yeah! Down with companies that want to make money! Hey let's go after the car manufacturers next, they like to put out new models every year! Then the TV makers, cause some of them put out new models every few months! Yeah let's get em!

But in all seriousness, first off you look like an ass when you type it as M$. Microsoft is a company, and as such, they exist to make money. To make money, they have to sell their product. As their product is software, they sometimes need to change it up every so often. If you don't like the product, simply don't buy it. But don't act like a retard, join up to a web site's forum, and trash a company for doing what it's supposed to do and will continue to do, whether you personally like it or not.

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WarpathPS

Oh hey guys we have another mental midget here. Let me help you since you fail to understand how capitalism works. Microsoft is not here to be a charity and as consumers we are not suppose to bow down to companies like you apparently do. I will let you in on a little secret, Microsoft virtually has a monopoly on operating systems and we have to put up with their terrible OS's like 98, ME, and Vista because there are no other choices. As a proper consumer I will not buy worthless products and smile. I will tell you they are garbage, not buy your products, tell my friends not to buy your garbage, and hopefully if enough people agree, the company will either fix what it wrong or go under just how it is suppose to work. Companies live and die at the mercy of the consumer. Get used to it or are you a supporter of tax payer funds propping up failing business models? Thanks for playing.

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davelray

*sigh* Mental midget eh? Failure to understand capitalism and economics eh? Let me share something with you if you truly think that. Windows 98 never failed. It was a very good operating system. Even better with 98 SE. ME had issues, not because it was truly bad, but because it lacked backward compatibility with older DOS based and even some 16 bit applications. XP was another great step forward, but it got a lot of heat too. Again, mostly compatibility and driver based issues, not to mention growing pains as it combined the code path of Windows NT with Windows 98 into a single code path. Windows Vista suffered from security on overkill and again more driver compatibility issues. Both of which resolved within a short time period. Windows 7 was another step forward but there was a good bit of hate for it as well. And now comes Windows 8. Much like the last time Microsoft chose to do some UI revamping, (see Windows 95,) it's getting a torrent of hate. Mostly this has to do with a far larger number of people having access to computers now than they did in 1995, as well as the exponential growth of the use of the Internet. Is it truly terrible? No not really. Is it obvious there are a number of people that dislike the change for whatever motivation, be it failure to understand it, failure to want to learn it, failure to have even used it and are relying on the hate spreading posters like you for their information? Definitely. If you bothered to read my bio, or some of my posts, you'll learn real quick that I've been in this business for a long, long time. I'm also well versed on a wide gambit of operating systems. I'm even certified in a good number of them. Some I don't even bother to list because how many people would actually know what Solaris or AIX are outside of the business and information systems industry. I try to counteract the hate against Windows 8 where I can for the simple reason is that people deserve a chance to try it out for themselves. My rule for upgrading or buying ANY software including operating systems is, if it works for you, go with it. If you like it, buy it, if you don't, then don't buy it. Microsoft remained in business after BOB. They remained in business after Windows 95. Same for ME and Vista, arguably two of the least respected versions of their OS. Even if Windows 8 fails completely and utterly, they will still be in business. And if I have to explain why, then maybe it's you that fails to grasp business and capitalism. Have a good one!

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dragonfang18

He is entitled to his opinion, same as you and me.

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davelray

And your point is? I shared my opinion of his opinion. That's how this works.

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gatorXXX

My opinion is that...yeah, I got Win 8 pro for 14.99 and installed it on my laptop. Not before I cloned Win 7 first though. Well, to say in a nut shell..IT SUCKS ASS. Side scrolling on a non-touch PC. Are you serious?? No Start menu on desktop. That's obsured! I know it can be put back but I shouldn't have to do it! "Metro" is more like a skin placed ontop of the OS and poorly implemented at that. "Metro" apps are a joke. Really. Makes me feel as if I'm using a tablet...even though I'm using a 1500 hundred buck laptop.

This OS has tablet/phone written all over it and has NO place on a desktop/laptop PC. None. Period. When service pack 2 get's released (if ever) it should have added features Win 8 has and "metro" should have been an add-on if wanted or needed by the consumer. Not rammed down our throats. I'm glad I only paid 14.99 for this piece of junk.

To sum up: Winblows 8 SUCKS and microshaft has shafted its customers...again.

PS: Voicing an opinion is your right. But calling names is childish at best and should have been left in grade school.

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siramic

That was the conclusion I came to today, that the only way I'll buy 8 is on a touchpad/touchpad laptop, where I could actually use the Metro and App. features. Otherwise, my desktop and notebooks are going to be just fine with 7, as it is geared for those type of PCs.

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Army Of One

The point is he voiced his opinion and you call him "retarded" for having an opinion that you don't like.

Nobody said you have to agree with him but to throw insults at him makes you look like an immature child.

Grow up Dave..

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davelray

Ahhh, and people that do not know how to read. There is a huge difference between calling someone and ass or a "retard" and saying they are acting like one. Perhaps you two need a refresher course in how to read.

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WarpathPS

Get back to your cubicle and eat that office cake fatty. Nobody likes you here.

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davelray

*laughs* Quite the comedian aren't you. I did not realize this was a popularity contest. Cake's for birthday parties and I haven't worked in a cubicle since 2001. But that's ok, not everyone can have the corner office with the view. Careful there, being envious can be a detriment or a motivation to better yourself. I wonder which path you will choose.

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

Metro version of the browser? Desktop version of the browser? I had forgotten this particular failure in the vast collection of failures Ballmer put into Windows 8. What a mess.

And why do you girls pimp cloud computing? You think it's cool to pay someone else to access your own data? What's wrong? Did hard drives suddenly stop working planet wide?

I really wish the Microsoft advertising would stop.

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Andrew.Hodge

What's wrong with cloud? I run my own, and I don't pay a cent for it.

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davelray

And a lot of us really wish you would make some sense every now and then.

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gatorXXX

He made perfect sense. Winblows 8 is a mess and girls like it cause it's pretty. Nuff said.

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markbyrn

Funny video but I didn't need wooing; first thing I did was download Chrome and delete all the Bingware.

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Cregan89

Hoping that Google makes the Metro version of Chrome a little more "Metro"...

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