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Windows 8 adoption at 2.79%, not growing as fast as Windows 7

By Jos ยท 60 replies
Mar 1, 2013
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  1. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,160   +829

    I see you writting a lot, yet you don't make sense at all. Please stop, we do understand you are some kind of fanboy and you really don't like windows 8, yet you keep speaking in plural as if you represent a mass of people who are as dissapointed and angry at microsoft as you are... might you be a disgruntled microsoft employee?

    I'm sorry and this is the first time I'll use this kind of language, but you don't need to be a ****ing ******* to express yourself.

    That being said, back to topic.


    There you can find benchmarks on performance of a machine using W7 and W8, so there might be a small difference but notebook users will surely welcome that small difference (Yes, when you are using a notebook and you need to move you're probably going to need to poweroff and on a couple of times per day, when your notebook is not that great, for it to boot in half a minute makes a whole difference when you need to search for something in particular and then boot off).

    MY BIG PROBLEM, is how users WITH windows 8 will downgrade to windows 7, that is -like my friend who am replying- a totally biased and "I heard this and heard that about windows 8", or simply those "who changed my desktop! I can't find my computer icon!!" (You know, those who call you every couple of weeks because their internet is "too slow").

    What is NOT THE PROBLEM, people happy with windows 7 who won't upgrade to 8 (Again, for those a bit slow that won't read, NOT THE PROBLEM).

    Someone told something about powerusers loosing time in Windows 8 because you have to make "too many clicks"... powerusers don't use the mouse mate and in that regard, in my experience you can find everything even faster in windows 8.

    Again, *******s, fanboys and microsoft disgruntled employees refrain from comments, please.
  2. TheBigFatClown

    TheBigFatClown TS Guru Posts: 669   +245

    So let me see if I can interpret your whole rant correctly. "I love Windows 8 because I have a crappy old laptop and Windows 8 boots faster on it. So please stop bashing the pathetic UI of Windows 8 because I have a crappy laptop and I need Windows 8."

    Is that about the core thrust of your dictator-like rant?

    I am sorry if I have made anyone cry but the truth hurts sometimes. Windows 8 sucks. If you got a crappy laptop there are oodles and oodles of different Linux distributions that are specifically tailored to run very efficiently on older hardware. You could have installed that if you want to hold onto your aging hardware.

    Microsoft probably doesn't want you standing up for them. If the best reason you got to offer for upgrading to Windows 8 is that it runs on crappy outdated hardware, your probably not going to help them make any new sales. Of course it does sound like a match made in heaven. Pair up a ***** laptop with a ***** Windows 8 license and it's complete nirvana. LOL. Well, at least for some people it is. Good for you.
  3. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 1,835

    I don't mind 8 at this point since I use it at work often, but I won't move a 7 machine to it...

    at first I jumped on the hate bandwagon, but I sort of jumped off once I realized how superficial my own gripes were. at the end of the day it's not really that bad and does what it needs to.
  4. TheBigFatClown

    TheBigFatClown TS Guru Posts: 669   +245

    Funny, Windows 7 kinda does what it needs to as well. So whats your point? Upgrade to Windows 8 in spite of the fact that it has a ***** UI because it does what it needs to? LOL. Okay. I'll go order my Windows 8 license. Thanks for opening my eyes. :)
  5. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 1,835

    I think you need to work on your reading comprehension. Or I do... where did I recommend anyone to get 8?

    Also, shouldn't you be at school working on your shadow boxes and finger paintings?
  6. Windows 8 is not a replacement for Windows 7...

    It is meant for the mobile market, not PC's... also, what does Windows 8 offer, that Windows 7 doesn't? Also... why upgrade to Windows 8..? If you love Windows 8... have you been using it on a PC, and have you used a PC for 20 years..?

    Windows 8 is a downgrade for me, because it does not allow me to operate my DEASKTOP working area like it did for Windows98. Windows 8 does nothing but help DRM...
  7. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,160   +829

    That ^, the guy is clearly mentally impared, already proven that if left alone he won't go away... and I'm the one ranting :p

    I still feel windows 8 is an improve over 7, after esceptically testing it on the notebook I upgraded my main rig, to this date I can't find any reason to go back to 7 as some have.

    EDIT: I even CAPPED the main idea... still won't read it and thinking everything is a rant, OMG.
  8. I did the upgrade on my main desktop at home. Seriously thinking it would be an nice upgrade. Now I know it is just to compliment to the RT tablet version that MS released this for the PC.

    Lot of stuff isn't working, at times I get blue-screens where on win7 never!
    Metro isn't working as it should, lots of bugs, things that do not work or can not connect. No more transparent borders! ( yes I still love it and need it in some apps) Disabling Aero ok, but removing it.. really!?

    Metro is an joke, it's nothing like I was hoping it would be. Its just lame, no visual effect of note.
    Seriously, I just do not use it. I have it all setup, got the apps, but don't use it at all! Great for you RT users. I do own some Android devices, but somehow that works.
    This main system is on an big monitor an coupled with an beamer. Metro should to be great in this setup, but it does nothing. It's just not flexible enough for power users or MS veterans.

    It also does not boot faster on my Quad Core system. Its even slower then on win7 when starting from cold. I always use hibernate in win7 and even this is slower in 8 although its an new hybrid thingy.

    And I really, really hate this windows 8 metro theme.I looked fine to start with, something different, but I want transparent borders instead of the annoying gray in the back that you can not change. For instance, I use an tv app with transparent border that have video effects on the back which looks cool on the wall, now its just gray an flat... old, crappy.

    I will have to hack my system files to get something resembling or buy an theming app when one appears. Disappointing.

    I understand that Aero doesn't work on the RT tablets, visually, but that really is not my problem. All this poha about Metro and its just an layer, an app. The user experience isn't integrated in to the OS, the code may be, the experience isn't.

    Windows 8 is no upgrade, its an big patch and update, an RT update. It's still Vista but flatter.
    Faster? Well there's no eye candy so there you go. Although its an 'little' bit faster in 3D apps..

    All in all, they made me pay for something that should be for free, namely the Metro infrastructure they make money on and I find lame.

    What we did get:
    an upgrade like XP to Vista? Nop, an big patch that doesn't feel complete, lots of system applets that still look like window 95, no transparency( to speed up the system..) apps that do not work correct or at all, MS Update that freeze!, BSOD's, slower boot, sleep that BOSD's when woke up and all the imperfections of win7 an Apple freaks that laugh happily. Oyes we have an ribbon, an an new copy applet that can be paused (which I do like) I paud for Pro but it looks like basic.

    "Some systems are for work, some for play others to enjoy."

    All in all I am an windows fan sinds win 1.0

    Thank you. My chest is lighter now.
  9. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,162   +3,260

    It may be, but not from my view point.
  10. Mantrhax

    Mantrhax TS Rookie Posts: 36


    Windows 8 will fall in oblivion soon enough...its made for a limited kind of people...the new one will put it in shadows for good
  11. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,160   +829

    Yes, you sir make an excelent argument!

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