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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: Because it is terrible, IMO...
By OoklaTheMok on 10/2/2012 12:43:07 PM , Rating: 2
Are you serious? I had zero problem adjusting the DPI in Windows 8. It's done the same way is in Win 7. I am running with large, easy to read tiles on my 47" from about 12' away @1920x1080.

All I can say is that you must not doing it right.

Once you get it going, the big tiles on a tv are brilliant! Metro visually scales so well.

WMC is still around, but it needs to be revamped for the Windows 8 "Metro" style, include an improved programming model and get content partners onboard. But I doubt that we will see that since XBOX is the preferred media hub.


RE: Because it is terrible, IMO...
By jjlj on 10/2/2012 1:52:00 PM , Rating: 2
I honestly couldn't get the text on the tiles to scale. It always stayed the same. I may have to give it another go. I'll load it as a VM and just play with it more.


By TakinYourPoints on 10/2/2012 11:13:36 PM , Rating: 2
You're correct, scaling in Windows 8 hasn't improved: http://techreport.com/review/23631/how-windows-8-s...

This really surprised me, I thought they would have started to catch up with OS X and iOS in this regard, especially since tablets are going to have higher and higher DPI going forward.

Perhaps this is why the Surface has such low resolution for a tablet, so that text and images render properly given the limitations of the OS.


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