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Windows 8 Fizzling, Time For Windows Classic?
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alanbcohen
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alanbcohen,
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11/27/2012 | 3:39:53 PM
re: Windows 8 Fizzling, Time For Windows Classic?
A much bigger issue is the UEFI boot restrictions that remain undocumented with virtually all new computers. I refuse to be locked in to a single operating system of dubious quality.
PMcDougall
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11/27/2012 | 3:47:06 PM
re: Windows 8 Fizzling, Time For Windows Classic?
agree that it's an issue for some, but only a small minority. The average consumer is not going to be booting multiple operating systems. But they do want a system that is simple and easy to use.
jimbo0117
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jimbo0117,
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11/27/2012 | 3:57:26 PM
re: Windows 8 Fizzling, Time For Windows Classic?
Don't improve soon? Geesh! How long has it been on the streets - three weeks?
PMcDougall
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PMcDougall,
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11/27/2012 | 4:13:26 PM
re: Windows 8 Fizzling, Time For Windows Classic?
three weeks is a long time in today's tech market. in many cases it's enough to know whether a product will sink or swim. Microsoft killed KIN after just three months as the sales weren't there.
Account22
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Account22,
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11/27/2012 | 4:18:18 PM
re: Windows 8 Fizzling, Time For Windows Classic?
No honourable mention of Microsoft Bob?
jhkjhk
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jhkjhk,
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11/27/2012 | 4:18:30 PM
re: Windows 8 Fizzling, Time For Windows Classic?
Side note: New Coke lives! Coke had been looking for a flavor to replace Tab in diet colas in the mid-80s. New Coke passed the taste test, and was so well-received, they tried forcing it on their customers with a sugar recipe. Today's Diet Coke is New Coke with Nutrasweet. I can't stand the stuff; glad they did what Pepsi did (Diet Pepsi, or Pepsi with Nutrasweet) and came up with a Nutrasweet version of Classic Coke: Coke Zero.
David Berlind
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David Berlind,
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11/27/2012 | 5:24:48 PM
re: Windows 8 Fizzling, Time For Windows Classic?
There's a related story to this over on BYTE.com (sister to InformationWeek). One (http://www.informationweek.com... discusses how Windows 8 is at least doing better than Android, but how both account for such a low percentage of overall Web traffic.

Also, for people looking to put the old interface on Windows 8, there's the open source project called Classic Shell (http://classicshell.sourceforg... and there's also another software out there called Start8 from Stardock (http://www.stardock.com/produc...
RobMark
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11/27/2012 | 6:05:52 PM
re: Windows 8 Fizzling, Time For Windows Classic?
You are compairing an established store location with a base of established customers with a new store with mainly new products that are competing with each other and you wonder why one has more people? I think MS is doing very good for a start at competing!
RobMark
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11/27/2012 | 6:08:19 PM
re: Windows 8 Fizzling, Time For Windows Classic?
So your Linux distribution doesn't support a secure boot and you think that is a good thing? Maybe you should be pressuring your Linux distro to support it so that you can use the faster/newer UEFI boot with improved security . . .
Leo Regulus
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Leo Regulus,
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11/27/2012 | 6:13:20 PM
re: Windows 8 Fizzling, Time For Windows Classic?
Very close to my feelings. Unfortunately, we tolerate (who? Us? Tolerant?) Microsoft's basic 'Detroit Model' of development and marketing.

Yes, we do have options.
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