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ninjustin
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11/29/2012 | 3:57:45 PM
re: Microsoft's Windows 8 Numbers Meaningless
Windows 8 is actually cheaper than a copy of Win 7 right now. I was going to do the same thing for my new PC at home but Ended up getting 8. Honestly it's about the same as 7 with the obvious Start Screen than a start button. Functionally you can set it up to work the same. I'm happy with 8 but I really could care less my other computers are on 7.
Greg Bishop
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11/29/2012 | 3:51:59 PM
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Windows is for BUSINESS. 8 is unusable garbage. Save your money. That's the only way to get MS to pull their thumbs out.
toothie007
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11/29/2012 | 3:47:05 PM
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Really? Like we sold 3 million new ipads when the iPad 4 and iPad mini went on sale the first weekend? How much were iPad 4's and how much iPad minies? They never said. Were they hiding anything? Possible!
aflavia
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11/29/2012 | 3:38:01 PM
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Then the question will be Gǣwhat are the real benefits of moving to something pretty similar to W7?Gǥ; is not that everything else goes bad with W8, itGs probably that Metro is the THING for really moving on (looking forward). In other hand, why not having a Classic taste? In the Enterprise, for example, itGs not clear whether or not the Apps will bring immediately value; we can turn down those features but having a lighter version can also be a nice choice. Consumer should be open for options!
Frenchynh
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11/29/2012 | 3:32:02 PM
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I tried Win8 on my friends computer and after that experience have no thought of leaving Win7 after that experience
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11/29/2012 | 3:26:51 PM
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Apple tends to disclose specific sales numbers for specific products. (And no, I'm not on the take to spread bad news. I've written lots of columns praising Windows 8 technically. It's the sales and marketing that are becoming an issue for Microsoft and partners.)
toothie007
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11/29/2012 | 3:16:54 PM
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So, the numbers don't fit the narrative you want to trumpet, so you dismiss the numbers. Show me an article you wrote questioning a sales number declared by Apple for example. I bet Apple numbers also include all iMacs, iPhones, and iPads etc. sitting on the shelves at Best Buy and other distributors as well. By law, they have to report those numbers for they represent sales given that Best Buy for example purchase them from Apple then sell to the public.

Grow up a little. The world is bigger than you. You do not control reality. Why does it matter to you so much whether MS succeed or fail with windows 8? Are you on the take to spread bad news?
markmi300
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11/29/2012 | 3:12:24 PM
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I played with Win8 over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend and could only find two "pros" with it. Fast booting and Native ISO mounting. There were too many "Cons" to mention here. Needless to say, I will continue to use Windows 7.
VasyaPupkinsan
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11/29/2012 | 3:08:12 PM
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Based on the quality of Windows App Store, the way it navigates and how applications are discoverable, I say their development is now 90% outsourced to monkeys in jungles of india.

Heil Ballmersoft, Heil Ballmer.
supreme commander of monkeys and out-monkey coding standards.
Gussy2000
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11/29/2012 | 3:00:48 PM
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I have ZERO intention of buying/moving to W8. I bought a W7 laptop last September and I plan on keeping that for at least the same 10 years I had an XP machine. I tried the W8 consumer preview and hated it for all the reasons it has been criticized for. Last night, I played around on a Samsung W8 tablet and that seemed slightly better but I still preferred the Asus tablet on display next to it (the price of the Asus was easier to swallow; $399 vs $649).

If I am smart, I will buy up a copy or two of W7 for future PC purchases provided MS does not strong arm us all into using W8 by dropping support for W7.
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