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The Slow Adoption Of Windows 8. The Next Version Of Windows. Windows Blue. Soon ....

Discussion in 'Technology' started by Wokkonno, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. Wokkonno

    Wokkonno Wokkonno XP

    Through various sources of companies dedicated
    to data analysis is determined that Microsoft is
    in serious trouble.

    The adoption of Windows 8 is much slower than

    To date, the market share of the new operating
    system fails 2% and is under Windows Vista
    the version most problems given to the Redmond

    From 26 October to date, Windows 8 has only
    gained 1.72% User An alarming as compared with
    the Windows Vista launch in the same time period
    the system operating could a little more than 2%.

    Compared to Windows 7, the difference is huge
    because since launch, and had a 2.21% compared
    with 0.38% Windows 8 that obtained during the
    first months.


    The statistics to date continue to position Windows 7
    as installed the operating system, Windows XP followed
    by veteran and Mac OS X.

    PC sales fell dramatically during the holiday
    shopping period.


    These was the reasons:

    1. The learning curve of Windows 8 is high.
    2. Resistance to change users.
    3. Usability issues.
    4. The insistence to turn a PC into a tablet.
    5. The confusion generated by RT and Pro
    version to users without knowledge.


    Although Microsoft has stated that it sold 40 million
    licenses of Windows 8, it is certain that they are
    still in the hands of manufacturers the date chosen
    by Microsoft to launch the new operating system
    was great but did not have the market changes
    drastically and now have to work again to solve
    all the problems of interface and usability to make
    the operating system more attractive to users
    and gain more ground in the market.

    The data of holiday shopping but not yet recorded
    would be an impossible number to achieve Microsoft
    would need to completely replace the facilities of
    Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows XP.

    Looks like we'll have to wait for the next version
    that would tentatively named Windows Blue to
    achieve the Redmond compose all the mistakes
    they made with Windows 8.

  2. chrisfallout

    chrisfallout Member

    the main reason for windows 8 not being widely use. is that some country's have rules where windows can not be per-installed on computers. so you get to choice what you want for your pc. also fact that not all computers are set up right for windows 8. also the fact people do not need to upgrade to window 8 or find out if you play games or use some other programs windows 8 does not support all programs yet. give it a year or so. people will start using it.
  3. Wokkonno

    Wokkonno Wokkonno XP

    Time will tell if they like or dislike.

    Be personally after almost 22 years
    of managing computers, do not like
    anything at all this windows 8.

  4. SaraC

    SaraC New Member

    8 looks dated already. It is clearly aimed at the tablet market, but finds itself miles behind the Droids & Pads of this world. I don't really see it being much of a success in the business world either other than for simple stuff like Exchange Mail & Sharepoint perhaps.

    W7 is perhaps the best OS Microsoft have any produced, and I don't see it fading away for quite some time. W8 will struggle, certainly in the tablet world. All of a sudden it looks like MS is no longer the frontrunner to the next os technology.
  5. Ceewan

    Ceewan Famished

    But then who is? There is a serious lack of competetion in that market. Personally I would rather stop using the internet than use Windows 8 but that is just me.
  6. I got to work on a Windows 8 computer recently and I was surprised how Microsoft was willing to release something with two different UIs stapled together like that... it feels very hackish.

    I was able to install the free Classic Shell add-on and get the computer to boot to the normal desktop by default which made it much more like Win7. There is no way to get Aero back that I could find, however.

    Linux has been accused of only being usable after customization in the past, but that complaint certainly applies to Windows 8.

    What will happen once MS cuts the normal desktop part out completely? (In order to force everyone into the Metro store and pay the 30% tax)
  7. Ceewan

    Ceewan Famished

    I look to Europe for answers and it is about time a prime contender comes from that arena. Microsoft seems too embedded in Japan and other countries producing cutting edge technology. Russia and China have too many internal reasons not produce such a contender I would think and Australia and Canada have not shown the interest in doing so as far as I know. Both Germany and England are quite capable, (for example), but the tax laws in England have me putting my money on Germany. Of course I am just thinking out loud. Maybe another splinter group from Microsoft will appear with an answer, certainly Apple is not the solution.

    The US government is not likely to intervene, they are merely hirelings now for big companies like Microsoft and do their bidding in plain sight and without fear.
  8. TravelingWind

    TravelingWind That Bastard

    That's what they get for forcing it down everyone's throats and making it extremely difficult to change

    I changed mine this evening to linux. :pandalaugh: FUCK MICROSOFT
  9. hit_parader

    hit_parader Active Member

    You have it backwards my friend. US companies work for the US government. But you are correct that the US government is not likely to interfere in a market share technology war among private companies. Thankfully, although becoming socialist and economically stagnant, there is still enough free competitive enterprise and consumer freedom present in US to facilitate world market domination through entrepreneurship, such as what Microsoft has done for the last two decades.

    But if Microsoft loses out now, it's because they were too slow to react to market driven demand to convert away from PC over to smart phone. That's the most important piece of information, which this article is missing. Microsoft O/S sales are down because PC sales are down because smart phone sales have exploded during the same time frame. Consumers are converting from PC to phone extremely quickly, and companies that haven't got competitive smart phone technology will shrink and go away. This is very bad news for HP and Dell, and Microsoft. Android, Blackberry and Apple are battling for Smart Phone share right now. Microsoft is not competitive.
  10. Ceewan

    Ceewan Famished

    How do I nicely put this? How can I be respectful to a statement that makes as much sense to me as "little green men live on mars"? I will try.

    A Republic is not like other forms of government and America is not like previous republics. Corporations are a seperate entity within America, always have been always will. These corporation and smaller businesses are forced to work within local and federal regulations that very publicly state the boundaries and guidelines they must follow. Companies and corporations are individually fined and closed by the government and sued by indivduals on a daily basis for not living up to the standards set by these regulations.

    Large corporations do their best to influence government policy and lawmakers in order to improve their financial bottom line. There are legal ways they can do this and these are guaranteed to them by the Constitution because everybody deserves a voice and representation in government. When a corporation steps outside these guidelines to ensure favorable rulings they are sowing seeds of corruption in government that is akin to rot and decay. The government of the United States is the people and laws that do not reflect that are a sure indicator of corruption caused by outside forces.

    The government has broke up monopolies before, there is precedent for that, ask AT&T. Yet anti-monopoly laws have been whittled down in the US because there are corporations who do not wish to live within those confines and have done their best to influence these changes. European companies have been complaining about Microsofts unfair monopoly for decades, (e.g. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Union_Microsoft_competition_case and https://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/25/...als-charge-microsoft-with-violation.html?_r=0)

    Other than that I think you made some very astute observations. Not that I agree with them but they are solid theories. PCs' may become smaller but they are not going to become obsolute any time soon. Depending on others to store your information is like keeping your food in someone elses refrigarator; Sooner or later you are going to regret it.
  11. rawblog

    rawblog Akiba Citizen

    windows 7 alway setup with new PC and laptop so grow very fast
  12. WillEater

    WillEater Well-Known Member