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  (Source: ComputerWorld)
Windows 8 not at popular as Windows 7 so far

Microsoft has a lot riding on Windows 8 operating system. The software giant is hoping that Windows 8 will bring a slew of consumers upgrading from older computers and older versions of its operating system. Microsoft is also betting that Windows 8 will get a strong foothold in the tablet market as well
So far, users are currently five times less likely to be running Windows 8 as they were Windows 7 at the same point before its launch. The new statistics come from research firm Net Applications and indicate a lukewarm reception of the Windows 8 operating system by consumers.
Windows 7 was a follow-up to Windows Vista, which was one of the more maligned versions of Microsoft's operating system in recent years. Windows 7 lured many upgraders not only from Vista, but from the older XP operating system as well. Windows 8 doesn't have the luxury of following an unloved version of Windows like Windows 7.
The statistics offered by Net Applications only count computer users who installed preview versions of Windows 8 and preview versions of Windows 7. The statistics are believed to provide a clear indication of consumer interest in the operating system rather than a desire or need for new computer hardware.
In September, only 0.33% of all computers using Windows relied on Windows 8. That works out to 33 out of every 10,000 Windows machines using Windows 8. By the end of September 2009, with very similar time remaining before the launch of Windows 7, the operating system accounted for 1.64% of all Windows PCs working out to 164 out of every 10,000 units. 
Analysts are beginning to believe that Microsoft won't see the uptick in OS sales that it hoped for with Windows 8. Gartner recently advised clients that it predicts the operating system would top out at only 20 to 25% share in the corporate environment. 
Windows 8 went RTM in August and will launch this month.

Source: ComputerWorld

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RE: will windows 9 be the same?
By Pirks on 10/2/2012 12:32:48 PM , Rating: -1
Gadgets are dead since the introduction of live tiles which are much more functional and fun to use. Stop drinking Apple koolaid, they introduced gadgets because OS X interface sucks balls compared to Metro. If you like Apple's mediocrity - time to get on with progress.

DVD is dead, that's tech for lamers and oldfags. You can DL or stream anything, torrents, hulu or hulu via vpn if you're not in the US, yada yada. I'm not even buying notebooks with DVD drives anymore.

Media Center is still there it's just a download away, are you on a 28 kbit dialup so that you complain or what?

DVD maker is dead because DVD is dead, see above.

I switched from DVDs to youtube a loong time ago, it is sooo MUCH more convenient to UL your video and have it online EVERYWHERE, no need to bring those stupid DVDs with you. Let the fucking floppies, I mean DVDs, die already.

Haven't seen a single BSOD on my Win8 machine yet so can't comment on that :P

So stop being oldfag and you'll enjoy Win8 just like I do, Stevo :)

By StevoLincolnite on 10/2/2012 12:57:02 PM , Rating: 2
Gadgets are dead to me when I stop using them, I find them highly useful, especially the notepad gadget.

Secondly, I don't stream movies because that costs me money, here in Australia we have Data caps on all our internet connections if you didn't know.
Besides, I like to have a Physical copy of all my movies and games, anything wrong with that? Nope, my choice though.

I did mention Media center was available as a download, but I shouldn't have to download it or even repeat that I mentioned it to begin with.

I haven't had a Blue-screen with Windows 7 or 8 yet, however when the time comes, it would be nice to be able to have all the information available so I can diagnose it.

As for using that homophobic insult... Grow up, Pirks.

"Paying an extra $500 for a computer in this environment -- same piece of hardware -- paying $500 more to get a logo on it? I think that's a more challenging proposition for the average person than it used to be." -- Steve Ballmer

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