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tjgkg
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5/5/2015 | 1:19:54 PM
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That is great to hear. I knew a couple of folks running Win 8.x on a touch screen notebook and while the touchscreen was a cool feature, the o/s was not. It just is so difficult to navigate and unintuitive. My teenage daughters have it on their laptops and don't like it either so this is a cross generational issue! At least we have Win 10 to look forward to.
Kelly22
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5/5/2015 | 12:33:18 PM
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Most people I know running Windows are still on 7; guess they heard all the backlash about Win 8.x before they downloaded. I only know a couple of people who like Win 8 and one is a college student using it on a touchscreen - far from your average enterprise user. I'm also running Windows 10 now and it's working great for me so far. With the last technical preview, it's shaping up to be a great OS.
tjgkg
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5/4/2015 | 1:51:07 PM
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My company has a standard configuration based on Win 7. Works very well. The big problem is when a vendor with Win 8.x comes in. Then things get difficult. Simple things like conecting to wi-fi are very difficult and since IT does not support 8.x, they don't get involved. This is a major issue.
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5/4/2015 | 9:59:50 AM
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Ditto -- WIN 7 is fine -- works well. Win 8 is a disaster. Her's hoping WIN 10 works well
tjgkg
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5/4/2015 | 9:30:47 AM
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@Kelly22: So far my home and work computers are holding up with Win7! I really have yet to find anyone who thinks the WIn 8.x platform is good. And I work in IT! Glad that the number of Win 8.x users is low. Even better is that companies like HP and Dell are still offering Win 7. That really is an indictment as to how bad Win 8.x is. My friend is testing an RC version of Win 10 and he says it is very good.
Technocrati
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4/18/2015 | 1:43:37 AM
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"...Microsoft has made it difficult to buy new computers with "7" installed, so I buy reconditioned machines with "7" instead. "

 

@Gary_EL      I have done the same.  Funny I was working with that vintage windows 7 laptop the other day and had to wipe it clean.   Reinstalled from scratch, only to find 100 plus updates waiting for me !   Really Microsoft, really ?

Yes, really.
Gary_EL
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4/13/2015 | 1:10:58 PM
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I don't want "8" or "8.1", and I won't want "10" or "11" either. I'm not a developer, so there is no need for me to have the latest operating system, and more and more of what I do is on the cloud, so what is or is not sitting on my desk is less and less relevant. Microsoft has made it difficult to buy new computers with "7" installed, so I buy reconditioned machines with "7" instead. How much longer will it be until someone capitalizes on this building resentment and comes up with a competing operating system that will be accepted by all? C'mon, Google!!
Kelly22
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4/13/2015 | 11:25:14 AM
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@tjgkg You're not alone. I read recently that the number of Win8 users is still very small in comparison to the number of people still using 7/XP. Fingers crossed that your Win7 computer holds on until 10 launches this summer
tjgkg
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4/12/2015 | 4:45:31 PM
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One really has to hope that Win 10 is a big improvement over Win 8.x. MS has to feel the pressure when so many people will not upgrade because the o/s is so terrible and they stay on XP or Win7. If my Win7 computer died now, i would try to get one with Win7 or, failing that, go to Apple.
freespiritny25
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4/12/2015 | 9:02:38 AM
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Wow- Miscrosoft is turning the "BIG 40".  Microsoft has come a long way I'm looking forward to the new features with Windows 10 in 2016.


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