Microsoft Pushing Users To Adopt Windows 8 Over Windows 7

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Carlidan

True, but ever heard the expression, if you don't have anything good to say, don't say it at all. And at least most win8 "lovers" talk about what the issues of win8 and how to fix it. Win8 "haters" just parrot the same thing. I hate win8, don't like the interface, metro, want my start button, basically that's all. They keep posting on every win8 article with the same thing, just makes more people annoyed. And it's exactly the same people who post it too. Which is more annoying.

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Neufeldt2002

Yes, a lot of the hate talk focuses on one or two elements, some more technical elements that some see never get addressed. Most of the love talk parrots the same lines as well with usually a fear of change or grow up pasted on, with no response to the more technical issues. I usually stay out of these because they are cringe worthy posts with no side being right or there being a civilized discussion. To those that hate it, there is nothing that anyone can say that will change their minds and Vice-Versa, but the simple fact remains that Win 8 is not doing as well as MS has hoped.

As far as the saying you quoted at the beginning, if one truly does not think a product is good, we only have our voice and wallet to warn people of a bad product no matter how well it may perform. When I worked retail many years ago, it was drilled into us: A satisfied customer will tell 2 friends, A dissatisfied customer will tell 10. This holds true today and MS is felling it where it counts, hence why MS is back-peddling and adding things originally removed. They tried to change to much to quickly without giving people options. Even Win 95 that some like to throw around had the option of using an interface that was similar to 3.x in that you didn't have to use the start menu. You could use the menus in file explorer just as before. By removing a feature that was ingrained in many people's mind as to basic functions they alienated their whole user base, all in the name of mobility. As well those days were just the start of MS dominance in the OS market and the interface was changing every few years depending on how frequently you or your company upgraded or added computers. Since 95 MS has been dominant and everyone has used this interface for the majority of their computing lives. Is the change needed, yes, they just went to quickly for those that aren't mobile. Everyone here that I have read that hates Win 8 pretty much agrees that for a tablet it is fine to have metro, just not the desktop. And the argument stands that the only way to get that to change is to voice the concern, and not buy it, and in turn tell others of those concerns and tell them not to buy.

The best outcome on these posts would be for everyone here to agree to disagree as the arguments for both are getting old.

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Granite

double post

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Zee530

Oh well, on to linux.

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CaptainFabulous

Yeah, good luck with that. You'll be back to using Windows in less than a year.

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devin3627

microsoft is just a bunch of people trying to make money. they aren't like bill gates who had a vision. windows 8 is just a chance to make things portable so they can make more money, their vision is blind with money.

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Orlbuckeye

The only companies that grow are the ones that make money.

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CaptainFabulous

Bill Gates' only vision was to be a billionaire. You think he gave a shit about anything else?