Windows 8 growth slows down in November, despite 8.1's arrival

By Jos
Dec 2, 2013
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  1. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TechSpot Booster Posts: 942   +94


    ROFLMAO. Any credibility you had as a techie disappeared with your statement, okee?
    You can't even write English, so scram.
  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,765   +1,427

    What does that do for your credibility, when you associate intentional misspelling with lack of technical know how?

    I do agree with you though, you shouldn't have to prove yourself. If you say you no longer despise Windows 8, I believe you.
  3. TheBigFatClown

    TheBigFatClown TechSpot Booster Posts: 399   +136


    Ah, the troll looking for a little love and affection. I fell for it. High-five bro!!!!

    *TheBigFatClown gives hahahanoobs a big fat juicy bear hug*
  4. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TechSpot Addict Posts: 626   +122

    He wants a simple explanation as to how Win7 hinders you as opposed to Win8 and all you can do is rattle out obnoxious insults?
    If you like Win8, then fair enough. Good for you. The way you're acting though is very infantile and quite synonymous with both trolling and fanboyism.
  5. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TechSpot Booster Posts: 942   +94


    He should try the internet. I don't get my information from individuals, I get it from the source, so him asking me is ridiculous. I used chat and comment sections back in 2004 when I was a noob, but I learned how to find information myself since then.

    PS, If I was a fanboy I wouldn't have hated Windows 8, and liking something because it compliments my hardware does not make me a fanboy. That word is way too overused it's annoying.
  6. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TechSpot Addict Posts: 626   +122

    There are fanboys on both sides of this argument. The first step to getting help is admitting you have a problem and are a fanboy.
    And since he was asking for why Win7 hinders you personally, over Win8, how could trawling the internet for keynotes and benchmarks help to get your opinion and experience?
  7. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TechSpot Booster Posts: 942   +94


    I don't have to answer to you either. Go bug someone else to help you get fans.
  8. Ha, I knew who to expect from the comments section when I read the title... The Clown is back... I missed you like I miss the plague...

    How dare anyone like this OS and have a different opinion to my own. I shall hence forth fling insults at you and question your modus operandi for wanting to use this OS, but most importantly I will liken you to various forms of primates thereby calling into question your intelligence. I, like most keyboard cowboys, feel safe behind the anonymity of the interweb...

    So let me tell you, if you had to insult me, as you do to anyone in these windows 8 articles, within arms reach of me I would punt you in the face. I do not take kindly to any form of insult, so if you have no constructive criticism without slurring, then be brave enough to leave name and address details, sadly however I do not live in the United States to meet you myself, but perhaps others more locally situated may take you up on that. Otherwise try keep it clean and technical, which I do believe is the purpose of this site...

    I cant wait to hear your response to this, lets see if your reaction is any different to what I expect...
    hahahanoobs likes this.
  9. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,385   +205

    Back on topic please. Any further posts containing personal comments will disappear into the void regardless of any other content. Fair warning.
  10. ghasmanjr

    ghasmanjr TechSpot Booster Posts: 363   +86

    I was never even interested in it but I bought a touchscreen laptop over Thanksgiving so I had my first experience with Windows 8.1 yesterday. I feel completely lost without my Start button. Even simple tasks such as Control Panel are buried whereas they were at the touch of a single button. I am definitely not liking this and am already looking for a cheapish copy of Windows 7
  11. Just lookup classic shell or startisback. Then WIN 8 will look more familiar to you.
     
  12. amstech

    amstech TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 804   +201

    I might consider Windows 8 for my HTPC if I can get it for $40. I do not want it on my big rig or laptop. Maybe a tablet.
    Either way the results speak for themselves. If it weren't for Microsoft forcing Windows 8 into the market, its market share would be even less then it is now.
  13. To be honest, Win 8 has a few new features over Win 7 but for a PC gamer it won't worth to upgrade if he has Win 7 on his machine.
  14. I, too, switched to Mint Linux and let me tell you, I couldn't be unhappier! Not only I can't run my favorite applications (e.g. Adobe Photoshop), but it is not compatible with my Canon printer and even Wi-Fi USB adapter. Sorry, but I switched back to Windows 7 and couldn't be happier! Linux Desktop still has a long way to go.

    Also, just because it's free doesn't mean it is always better than its commercial counterpart and Linux is no exception to this rule. The old adage holds true: "you get what you pay for."
  15. rculver9056

    rculver9056 Newcomer, in training Posts: 28   +7

    I still find it interesting that there is still so much hate for Windows 8.
    I have 8.1 installed on the desktop PC and find it very easy to use with the mouse and keyboard.
    In fact, I very rarely use the touch screen monitor any more.

    There are improvements all over the place, and I find that the Start Screen is much easier to use than the Start Menu.

    Microsoft put a lot of research into how people used the Start Menu before they made the change, so saying that it is for tablets and phones first and foremost isn't actually correct.

    It has been proven may times that the boot time is faster.

    Publicly admitting using cracked software..? lol

    Finally, it has come a long way since the Consumer Preview, so comparing 8.1 to that is a long way off.


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