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Charles.Desassure
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Re: Windows 8...
Charles.Desassure   7/26/2013 3:48:24 PM
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Yes Caleb, some businesses are just upgrading to Windows 7 in my area.  Some businesses just don't have the budget for continuous upgrade every one or two years. 

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Caleb Kraft   7/26/2013 3:43:56 PM
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There's also a lack of software upgrades to push the windows 8 switch. Windows 7 brought new versions of Office and many games that really weren't happy on previous versions. 

Many many people were still on Windows XP, in fear of vista when windows 7 was released, thats a huge time gap. Windows 7 vs windows 8 isn't that big. People had major incentive to upgrade then and they just don't now. To many, windows 7 is still brand new. 

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mcgrathdylan   7/26/2013 3:12:48 PM
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I don't know that the PC market is slowing down because of Windows 8. I think it's pretty clear that its a combination of factors, including changing consumer tastes and interest in tablets.

But I also think that the fact that Windows 8 hasn't been that well received has created a situation in which the masses are not flocking to buy new PCs the way they did when other new Windows versions rolled out.

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Windows 8...
Charles.Desassure   7/26/2013 3:07:24 PM
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So you are telling me that the PC market is slowing down because of Windows 8?  Wow!  That's a very strong statement.  Could it simply be that people want to buy a tablet?  I think we need further studies first.  I will wait before I make my opinion on this topic.

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witnessing a change
Luis Sanchez   7/25/2013 11:33:34 AM
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I say we're all seeing a change in the market. And many times, changes affect some and benefit others. People are buying more Tablets and smarphones. And even the Tablets with keyboards are perhaps better than the new laptops. 

The slom ultrabooks are fragil. Mine's screen was broken. Ultrabook isn't child proof.

 

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re: Windows 8 hurting PC market
Peter Clarke   7/15/2013 4:20:36 AM
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But doesn't it say something about Microsoft and its technoloogy when you have to pay them extra money not to introduce an improvement/change?

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declining PC market is a natural phenoomena
EE,etc.   7/12/2013 1:35:20 PM
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in my opinion, the whole consumer market is trendimng toward mobility with great flexibility and signifacnt features that are availble now in smartphones and tablets.

whether we like or not, the PC market will be more and more limited to industry and offices and will disappear from homes and I believe that is not casued by Microsoft Win 8 becuse any capability that PC consumer wants are currently availble in Win 7 anyway.

I am sure like it was done before in Win XP and Win 7, there will be a setting to set the Win 8 UI to classic appearence which should satisfy the classic users.

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Can't eat all at once
Huey   7/12/2013 9:42:56 AM
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I just hate it, and I knew why.. MS just tried to eat everything at once, pc, tab, cell, mini, RT.. and who knows what else. MS might think people are just following whatever they say. I bought a great hardware for my wife, but I wish it has the 7.

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Windows 8 is a piece of crap
frose926   7/12/2013 9:00:11 AM
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I just bouthg a new Laptop that came with Windows 8. The new GUI is very frustrating. It seems that Microsoft likes to re-invent the wheel with new releases of software and this time, with Win 8, they have created a pile of CRAP!

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Win 8
Jackson177   7/12/2013 12:59:43 AM
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It is typcial arrogence that a company like ms and intel decide what we want and if we don't well then we must be stupid because they told us we wanted it.

 

Thatis alwys the first sign of a big company about to collape (IBM and OS/2 come to mnd)

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