Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 3rd Jun 2012 22:04 UTC
Windows So, I've been using the Windows 8 Release Preview since it came out, almost exclusively (except for work, since I'm obviously not going to rely on unfinished and untested software for that). I already knew I could get into Metro on my 11.6" ZenBook, but on my 24" desktop, things aren't looking as rosy. Here's an illustrated guide of the most pressing issues I run into, and five suggestions to address them. Instead of just complaining, let's get constructive.
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RE[7]: Unaddressed
by cyrilleberger on Tue 5th Jun 2012 10:22 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Unaddressed"
cyrilleberger
Member since:
2006-02-01

"This will be worse than Vista.


You mean, Vista, that colossal failure? The same OS which sold 20 MILLION copies in its first month?
"

How many of them were forced sales ? A few months after the release of Vista, it was not possible to buy anymore a computer with XP. So people who needed to buy a computer were facing the choice of "not buying a computer" or "buying a computer with Vista". Guess which option they chose ?

They got so much bad PR, that they had to offer people buying a computer with Vista the option to downgrade it to XP.

And as of today, there are still three times more users of XP than Vista (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usage_share_of_operating_systems).

Also worth to note, W7's retail sales were 234% higher than of Vista
(http://technorati.com/business/article/windows-7-retail-sales-extre...). It shows how much people were interested in W7 in comparison to Vista.

I'm sure Windows 8 will be the same.


That I can agree, Windows 8 will be forced sale upon people when they buy a new computer.

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RE[8]: Unaddressed
by Nelson on Tue 5th Jun 2012 15:52 in reply to "RE[7]: Unaddressed"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29


Also worth to note, W7's retail sales were 234% higher than of Vista
(http://technorati.com/business/article/windows-7-retail-sales-extre...). It shows how much people were interested in W7 in comparison to Vista.


You also know XPs sales were slower than Vista's right?
Believe it or not, the PC market grows and things sell faster.

Shocking, I know, but try to take it all in.

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