Paul Thurott: Windows 8 sales "well below" Microsoft's projections

By Rick ยท 28 replies
Nov 19, 2012
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  1. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,890   +1,224

    I think the biggest problem with Windows 8 is that Windows 7 is a great OS. Only Apple can get away with pointless upgrades.

    I think making a single OS for all platforms is a great idea. But Metro should be a feature of Win 8, not the focus. The tablet focus makes it far too much trouble for even someone with two monitors. The Surface tablet is great at multitasking apps, it even shows two on teh screen at once. Why can't Win 8 be great as well? When I drag a window to the corner, dock in 25% of my screen... stuff like that.

    They're forcing people into a box... again... just cause Apple does it, doesn't mean it's a good idea.
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  2. You can move the desktop tile to the upper left hand corner of the start screen. Then when the PC boots into Metro, just tap the enter key and go right to the desktop. Simple enough even I do this. -Anonymous Coward
  3. TileGuyJesse

    TileGuyJesse TS Rookie

    " Windows 8 sales "well below" Microsoft's projections" ---So was Win7 when it first came out. Now it's number one.
    I've been using it and like it. Took all of 5 minutes to get the hang of it.
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,020   +2,548

    Far be it from me to disagree with an esteemed Tech website, but
    On the other hand, a sullen, woebegone, and downtrodden "outlook " (*) on the part of M$ execs, could simply mean they're trying to make you buy Windows 8 out of pity....

    (*) Yep, that was a bad pun, so what?

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