Windows 8 interest after 90 days poll
11 Feb 2013
Yes, I've bought a new system/device and love it
Yes, I thought it was good and I’m considering upgrading
Yes, I thought it was ok, but have no desire to upgrade
Yes, but I didn’t like it, the interface is awful
No, I’ve seen some people using it but not tried it myself
No, and I don't want to, I prefer my iPad
Have your say
I've had W8 since the developer preview. My family has it on 1 tablet, 3 laptops and 3 PC's the latter all dual booting with W7. Nobody in my house uses W7 any more; they've got the choice.
Posted by: Mike 01 Mar 2013
I am afraid to install windows 8 pro though I have downloaded it and purchased the CDs online because my windows7 is working well. Now God knows what music I will face with W-8.
Posted by: Partha Pratim Dutta 01 Mar 2013
...... and we won't change unless we must. I know people who still using Dos 6.22 Shovw yer Windows 7 / 8 / 99x up yer bahooki
Posted by: old fart 01 Mar 2013
...is to put Windows 7 on it. The phrase 'Jack of all trades, master of none' works particularly well here. Two entirely different user interface paradigms thrown together in one big software car crash. Is it faster? Yes, but many of the changes serve to negate this benefit. Does it start faster? Sort of, but it's still obvious that the system is working its trannies off to start all of the background services for a good 5 minutes after the desktop is 'ready'. As a user of Mac, Windows and Android systems in fairly equal measure it's becoming apparent that Microsoft have lost some focus.
Posted by: DaveTheTekkie 28 Feb 2013
Sad to say after my comments about the absence of the 'Classic View' on Windows 8, I have since discovered that the Tile GUI can be reverted to the classic View'. So for the inept and incompetent like myself, you can find how to do it by following the instructions on the following web-link: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Change-Windows-to-Classic-view.
I have not tried it yet but presume it will work..
Posted by: Peter Kershaw 26 Feb 2013
OK, for starters, I am a wrinkly (72), but still very interested in the latest advances in PC techs. However, it seems to many in my age group, that the Windows 8 GUI, without a Classic View option, is confusing and messes around with utilities and familiar names (folders, files) without any real benefit to the user.
In simple economics, the majority of PC users cannot afford to buy a new PC just to run the latest overburdend and overbloated OS.
Hooray for Windows XP, that OS was & is still simple to use, networks easily, and I have clients in Africa still using the same XP systems set up 12 years ago.
Posted by: Peter Kershaw 25 Feb 2013
I could understand asking the public if they prefer iOS on the iPad to W8RT, afterall they are basically phone operating systems but how can you compare it to the full fat version?
Why not ask instead "no, I don't want to and I would rather spend a couple of thousand on an iPad and mac, so that I can run real programs"
IMO the Modern interface is a bit lost on non touch screen devices but hybrids will soon drop in price. Sure there is a learning curve involved but that is true of any major OS overhaul.
5 years from now apple will follow suit and the press will call them innovative, even Ubuntu is doing the same.
Posted by: imaginarynumber 25 Feb 2013
I am an enterprise user and manager. Being force to use the new for internal certification. Its been 6 months and I will say one thing MSFT failed to consider enterprise. As for consumer goes, consumer better off with iOS and Android. But MSFT will fool millions as they have done before with Jazzy wrapper. :)
Posted by: Jack Smith 23 Feb 2013
Giving people a choice of metro or desktop with the start menu. Or use the metro gui strictly for their tablets, this is a bit ridiculous.
Posted by: James 22 Feb 2013
Windows 8 GUI is just terrible. Might be fine for tablets (although I don't even like it for that), and definately crappy for a productivity desktop. MS has lost focus across pretty much all product lines at this point.
Posted by: Joey 22 Feb 2013
Windows8 is just the best OS out there. All these negative reports must originate from people who have not used W8. It is superfast, super stable and just great if you are willing to adjust your mind set from the old Windows OS. I can boot my laptop in Windows 7 in about 60 seconds or in Windows 8 in just 10 seconds. Try that on that on the iPAD and you have to wait about 1 minute. I have an iPAD so I know. What W8 need is good laptop hardware with retina display. Until these new breeds come out Apple will have an edge on the hardware market for PCs.
Posted by: Al 15 Feb 2013
A radical change of UI and its presentation is long overdue. The geeks have run out of imagination and lost touch with the customers' changing needs. Win8FS was a broken promise, Win8RT is a broken dream.
Posted by: patrizia 15 Feb 2013
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