Windows 8's usage uptake falls further behind Vista's

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    ~misfit~ Guest

    ~misfit~, Feb 5, 2013
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    Guest Guest

    Guest, Feb 6, 2013
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    bugalugs Guest

    My upgrade from 7 to 8 Pro cost me $19.99 and I'm finding it effing
    hopeless. Didn't even automatically create a Restore Point on install.
    Might have blown my 20 bucks.
    bugalugs, Feb 6, 2013
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    EMB Guest

    It will take a lot of our 5000 users too long (and far too many support
    calls) to get used to Windows 8.

    I also didn't ask for, don't want (and have in fact banished via
    Classicshell) the Metro UI*.

    *It works fine on my Lumia 920 (great phone, pity about the price and
    weight of it).
    EMB, Feb 6, 2013
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    EMB Guest

    I think you need to make the Win8 work
    somewhat like 7.
    EMB, Feb 6, 2013
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    Guest Guest

    Windows 8 is faster - you'll notice the difference on older PCs as
    much as on new machines. Battery life improves enough to be
    noticeable. And it's significantly more secure.
    And then there are the features, such as Storage Space and File
    History, or the new Windows Explorer, or better multi-monitor support.
    Picture Password is a great compromise between security and
    The charm bar, especially the handy icons on the Setting bar, puts
    most of the tools you actually use to manage your PC at your
    fingertips. The cloud integration in Windows 8 is a game changer.

    But touchscreen or mouse, Windows 8 undeniably shines....
    Keep an open mind, spend some time getting used to the charm bar and
    the Start screen. Once you do, we defy you not to be impressed by
    Windows 8.
    <end quote>
    Guest, Feb 6, 2013
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    malone Guest

    Well, I agree about the lack of significant new features in recent
    version of Microsoft Office. I'm still using Excel 2000 and that works
    fine on Windows 8
    malone, Feb 6, 2013
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    JohnO Guest

    Oh, so all I need to do is install Classicshell and my windows8 will look and feel like Windows XP or 7? Yay!
    JohnO, Feb 7, 2013
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    EMB Guest

    A lot /more/ like anyway. Enough to make it bearable for me where I
    have to wrangle everything from Win2K to Server2012 and their respective
    desktop cousins every day.
    EMB, Feb 7, 2013
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    Gordon Guest

    Times change. Vista was hyped to the edge of the universe and back. Google
    was just a search engine, and mobile was only starting to wake up.

    Ms Windows has really, really stuck diesel in the petrol engine of the

    What she failed to do, as yet, was to allow the desktop to be iteself.
    Swiping is not done on a desktop, it is done on mobile/ non mouse devices.

    However it does appear that the under the hood stuff of Ms Windows 8 is all
    good. An improvement. Ms Windows always has been about show, so the new and
    improved brick interface is what people see.

    If my car has a petrol engine then I want petrol put in the fuel tank.

    The real problem for Ms Windows is that it is a brave new world. Which has
    been lots of well evolved eco-creatures in it. It takes along time for a
    dinosouar to evolve into a bird.
    Gordon, Feb 9, 2013
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    Gordon Guest

    No. It will feel like a service pack bolted onto Ms Windows 7. Lets us leave
    XP in history where it belongs.
    Gordon, Feb 9, 2013
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    Gordon Guest

    Maybe. The February issuse of APC mag might be of interest to readers of
    this ng.
    Cool, but not in as tunra.

    No tablet either? Or e-book reader?

    You need the platform for it to emulate. That *is* the point.
    Yes You can not fool all the people all the time. Or it is evolution. Laws
    of dimishing returns set in.

    Linux has also reached this point on the desktop. Just like Japanese cars,
    all the same apart from the colours and name badge.

    Evolution goes on, like in nature things change, but now more slowly. The
    hype is pumped in to other places.
    Backwards compatability. How long to keep it? Linus has just ditched the
    i386 section from the Linux kernel.
    Gordon, Feb 9, 2013
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    Gordon Guest

    Shit, you were doing okay until here. The charms bar is nothing more than a
    marathon clicking challange for ones mouse on the desktop.

    Sounds like a train. Click click click click ...... are we there yet.

    The cloud integration in Windows 8 is a game changer.
    Gordon, Feb 9, 2013
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    ~misfit~ Guest

    You do what you like. I still use XP for most of my daily tasks and have no
    intention of changing anytime soon. I only use 7-64bit on my heavy iron for
    for gaming due to it's ability to use more RAM - and the better video
    drivers that are released for it.

    "Humans will have advanced a long, long, way when religious belief has a
    cozy little classification in the DSM."
    David Melville (in r.a.s.f1)
    ~misfit~, Feb 10, 2013
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    victor Guest

    Its not compulsory
    victor, Feb 10, 2013
  16. Not really relevant. :)

    Perhaps the old classic question ...
    What's in it for me ? (or "why should I change to win 8?")
    ... might be a better way of approaching it ? :)
    Bruce Sinclair, Feb 11, 2013
  17. ... which raise the interesting question ... why should we have to fix their
    broken s/w ? :)
    Bruce Sinclair, Feb 11, 2013
  18. The charm bar,[/QUOTE]

    OK ... now I *really* don't want it. :)

    Seriously ? :) :)

    Bruce Sinclair, Feb 11, 2013
  19. Quite so. So ... why would I ? I've seen no compelling reason in favour ...
    and it's only a thing to let programs run. Why/how is this thing better ?
    Pretty marketing onl;y goes so far. :) :)
    Bruce Sinclair, Feb 11, 2013
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    EMB Guest

    It's fast (and IME faster than 7 on the same hardware). It seems
    robust. And for me it provides a whole heap of functionality I *need*
    in order to do my job efficiently (administration of Server2012). Sure
    I can use 7 to do it, but 8 just integrates that much better (and it's
    faster on my hardware).
    EMB, Feb 11, 2013
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