Windows 8 Will Boost PC Shipments in Second Half of 2012, IDC Says

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nHeroGo

Next time Tim Cook is on stage doing his Jobs-post-pc-routine, can someone ask "Yeah, when will you stop making computers and laptops?" If they are going to stay ahead of the curve they should just quit.

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maxeeemum

I doubt it!

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scoop6274

IDC is obviously pulling statistics out of their proverbial butt. My prediction is that half of all those PC's with Window's 8 will be returned because no one can find the start button. The average person doesn't like change. Window's 8 constitutes an enormous change. It's ugly and unintuitive. IT departments will shun this for the simple fact it will take too much training to get people switched from XP, Vista or 7 to 8. Hand your average Windows user a computer running 7 and they can figure their way around. Hand your average Windows user 8 and they will be lost. The average user had problems with Office 2007 when they switched to the Ribbon interface, and you could see that, it didn't just appear out of nowhere when you hovered over a corner. You can't tell me that Windows 8 won't be a bigger nightmare. Vista didn't get business support and it failed miserably (it also had serious issues). Windows 8 won't get support from businesses and it will fail miserably as businesses downgrade to 7 (it also has serious problems).

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pastorbob

Windows 7 has serious problems?? I run it on five systems (one of them since its release) and have never had a crash. The drivers always install without issues. My latest build took me a fraction of the time to get up and running than the previous one did on XP four years ago. No serious problems here my friend.

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scoop6274

Actually when I said "it also has serious problems" I was referring to Windows 8. I have used 7 on several computers and ran it from its Beta days with no problems. I LOVE 7. And truly, 8 wouldn't be a bad operating system if they would just allow desktop users to disable Metro.

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pastorbob

Even laptops have a long way to go before I will move aeay from the desktop to do my major work. Earlier this year I was in the market to purchase a new computer and after weighing all of the pros and cons as related to how I work I wound up building a new desktop (Z68 chipset, i5-2500K, 8 gig RAM, 120 gig SSD and 2 TB hard drive). No regrets whatsoever. Yesterday I took a 45 minute raw video file, edited it, added DVD menus, and created the DVD in a fraction of the time it used to take me on my old system (Core 2 Quad Q8400 system).

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Zoandar

Take a look at the photo of a notebook displaying what is clearly a touch screen interface (with ugly colors) and then try to say with a straight face that you find it attractive. I can't believe anyone would want this. Reminds me of a Target commercial.

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kevaskous

i do and use it, without touch might i add, it doesn't take much fiddling with it to get it to be better than my concurrently installed win7, and the speed and light weighted operation of 8 is rather nice.

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gatorXXX

Win 8 might be "nice" on the inside but it's still one ugly mofo on the outside.

I'm just curious how they came up with better shipments of laptops (or any derivitive of) because of W8? Because I know for one, that all my laptops (current and future) will be rockin' win 7 till they pry it from my hands. I might dual boot with W8 but in no way will I use that ugly infested pos they call an OS as my main OS of choice.

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loozer

The colors ARE a bit excessive, but the start menu/screen works just fine. Just remember to uninstall all of the metro apps that might come preinstalled.

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