Why Windows 8 May Fail !

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  1. Windows8 just isn’t for us desktop/notebook user’s. I’m personally keeping my money and Windows 7. Why would I want to pay for Windows 8 Pro (most expensive version), then have to re-buy the addon for Windows Media Center, that is the same version, I currently have in Windows 7. Windows Media Player is still Windows Media Player 12, as in Windows 7. Except in Windows 7, I have dvd playback. Windows 8 doesn’t have dvd, blu-ray playback at all. Granted for the Blu-ray in 7, I purchased PowerDVD 12 Ultra, but I could’ve used the free PowerDVD disk that came with my Blu-ray burner. Then DirectX only goes from DX 11 in Windows 7 to DX 11.1 in 8. That’s actually a service pack update. Look at Vista, it came with DX 10 and Vista Service Pack 1 brought DX 10.1 with it. THIS IS THE 1ST VERSION OF WINDOWS IN IT’S HISTORY, TO NOT IMPROVE IT’S MULIMEDIA/ENTERTAINMENT FEATTURES. THE GAMING IS BEING TONED DOWN TO CONSOLE GAMING STATUS. I’m sorry show me 1 game console in history that ever beat a pc that had a decent cpu, ram, motherboard and video card. It can’t be done. Console gaming suck’s compared to pc gaming.

  2. “Personally, I feel Windows 8 is more like an operating system for use with mobile devices. It remains to be seen how Windows 8 will be accepted on desktops by the common computer user. It would be nice if Microsoft were to give the Desktop user the option to opt out of the Metro UI, if he wishes – but that doesnt seem to be happening, I guess.” I strongly agree

  3. “Personally, I feel Windows 8 is more like an operating system for use with mobile devices. It remains to be seen how Windows 8 will be accepted on desktops by the common computer user. It would be nice if Microsoft were to give the Desktop user the option to opt out of the Metro UI, if he wishes – but that doesnt seem to be happening, I guess.”
    I stongly agree.

  4. Um… Windows XP was released in 2001. That’s 11 years ago. Not more than 20/two decades.

  5. I believe they need to come with the next advanced operating system for the desktop as well as the laptop like they did with Windows Vista and then came with Windows7. Operating systems for mobile applications is the thing right now, but in the comfort of your office or home there needs to be that next generation operating system like Windows7 only more advanced for the desktop/laptop.

  6. I dont understand the need of Metro, Windows7 Has the best UI, The search is great and the Window frame are awesome..
    All they needed was to improve services and tasks to make it quick and fast.. The boot time is interesting..My opinion..

  7. Windows7 Has the best UI like azharuddin said.

    Windows 8 sounds nice for my Samsung Galaxy, but on my workstation I’ll need a hack to revert to Win7 interface.

  8. As an I.T. specialist, the Metro is fine for mobile – but for the pc which I have been using the pre-releases, its a pain in the backside.
    I hate it – and I know I’m not the only one.
    I will not recommending it to anyone unless Microsoft come up with a fix to change the user interface to pre Win8.
    Ruddy terrible!

  9. Hey Arunkumar!
    What a blooper! Twice you quote the alleged Microsoft whitepaper and mention XP as being 20 years / two decades old.
    For someone who proclaims to be “Microsoft MVP” who started with MS DOS, don’t you read your post before submitting? But I decided to give you the benefit of doubt – maybe you overlooked, maybe the Whitepaper did indeed say “20 years / two decades” so it was MS’ mistake, not yours.
    So, to verify, I downloaded and read that alleged whitepaper. And now I’m even more shocked wondering how did you even qualify as an MS MVP – the whitepaper mentions “two generations old” in exactly two locations – which you carelessly interpreted to mean two decades old?! Since when was that true, huh?
    But it did inspire me to start earning through blogging – if you could do it, why not me?

  10. That was a mistake. I am sorry for that. XP came in somewhere around 2001 so it is just around 11 years old. I will correct the post.

  11. Mistakes happen 😉 I’ve made worse!

    And yes – even if you are half as good as Arun here, I am sure that you will become a very successful blogger, should you wish to.

    Cheers. 🙂

  12. I do not like the preview version of Windows 8. I have to look all over the system to find out how to shut down the compiuter, not to mention how to get into the control panel to do anything needed to be done such as uninstall a program and also how to get into Windows update. I do not intend to waste my money on a tablet so I don’t need that type of operating system. I am running Windows 7 both the Home verion and the Professional system, I don’t much care for Windows 7 either. I have never had so many programs just up and die on me since I started using Windows 7 on my new laptop. I have had Nero quit working on me and also Windows Explorer and Internet Explorer always dies on me at any given time. I also have one of my computers running Windows Vista Ultimate and I have never had any problems with any program dying on me.

  13. My window 8 update will up date then when it trys to install it then it stalls at 13% this all Takes over 1 hour before it then shuts down and then uninstall what it has tried to install. This is a new lap top first update install .Ive try the windows updater fix but to no avail.

  14. You have said the right thing. I use Windows 7 personally and after looking at the UI of Windows 8, I will not want to upgrade to it even it was given free of cost to me. Desktop computers will always remain and will go a long way and I don’t think that they will be replaced by portable devices soon. So Microsoft should design a good UI for desktops.

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