The Reason Why Windows 8 Is Unsuccessful: Everyone Likes Windows 7 – Analyst

softpedia :Windows 7 continues to be the number one operating system in the entire world, even though the latest figures released by several research firms indicate that Windows 8 is increasing its market share too.

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Yi-Long3211d ago

... I'm a deskto/laptop user, so why would I want a touch-screen OS when I have absolutely no desire to bend forward and touch the screen to navigate my way around...!?

And yeah, Windows 7 is great, so why would I want a newer OS that by most accounts would be a step backwards, and annoying.

Yes, I know there are tweaks and crap you can download and install and use to make W8 more like the experience you would have on Windows 7, but don't want to have to jump through hoops just to undo all the poor changes they made, just to get it back working as a perfect 3 year old product.

I really and truly hope some manufacturers will just start selling Windows 7 systems again, instead of all the current W8 systems on sale, which are preventing me from buying a new laptop.

Evil_Ryu3210d ago ShowReplies(9)
Evil_Ryu3210d ago

i each there own.

steve30x3210d ago

I downloaded a patch to get rid of that Modern UI and it took a few seconds to make windows 8 work exactly the same as windows 7. Windows 8 uses less resources , runs smoother and games run smoother than windows 7. Everything is faster in windows 8 than it was in windows 7.

Crazyglues3210d ago (Edited 3210d ago )


I understand your pain, I was right there with you feeling the same exact way... -But THEN one day everything changed.

You know what changed - I actually forced my self to use Windows 8 for one week, and guess what?

I learned that I was being a complete idiot and that Windows 8 was just fine, there was nothing really wrong with it.

Yes they changed two things - Yes 2 things and people lost their minds.. (one- the start menu, all they did was remove the icon and now you just move to the corner - same as before just without the icon - and now instead of a small square your start menu is the size of the whole screen) -makes it a lot easier to see all the stuff that was in that square box

Two - you want all programs just right click when your at the Start menu and boom - All programs bottom right...

That's it that's the major change from Win 7 to Win 8 and people have lost their minds... LoL's..

I was going to do a whole video and write a blog but I figure it was not needed but after reading your comment maybe I was wrong.. here's a pic of my Windows 8 -

I'm Loving Windows 8...

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gamernova3210d ago

I like windows 8 because it is a prettier version of windows 7. I like the apps and the look of metro. It is just 40 bucks so the upgrade is a no brainer for me. Then again I am all about out with the old in with the new.

KingPin3210d ago

i prefer to upgrade every second OS that comes out.
windows 95, 98SE, XP, 7. anything microsoft releases in between for some reason is ok for the average user i suppose but the power users suffer.

gamernova3210d ago

I have an unlocked 3770K liquid cooler with 16 gigs of RAM; power is not an issues. Anything that was compatible with 7 is compatible with 8; they just pretty much added the metro and apps. It is pretty cool but it is best on touch, that is for sure.

theDECAY3210d ago

How do you know you're on the right interval? Dum-dum-dum!

Gamesgbkiller3210d ago

Its just WIN 7.5 & I liked it ..
Its not the best but it is NOT THE WORST :)

DivineHand1253210d ago (Edited 3210d ago )

How can everybody like windows 7 if 39% of the market is still using windows xp while 44% is using windows 7. Also i think the analyst is wrong if he believes that when the people finally drop windows xp, they will choose windows 7 as their OS of choice. Windows 7 has been out for over 3 years now and they will most likely move on to windows 8 since it is faster(I'm going by what users of the OS are saying) than windows 7. I strongly believe that the people who are still using windows xp prefers performance and support over anything else and before anyone says why not use windows 2000 then; don't be stupid, support for that OS from the software community is none existent this day and age while xp is still going strong with the exception of a few games.

Source for figures

SilentNegotiator3210d ago (Edited 3210d ago )

Those percentages are because of businesses.

8 is hardly geared towards businesses. XP through 7 are.

What businesses ARE converting from XP or Vista are converting to 7.

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney3210d ago (Edited 3210d ago )

no it's because windows 8 sucks.. Glad it's failing.. Windows 9,11,13 ftw!!

gamernova3210d ago

Windows 8 is exactly like 7 except with the added metro and apps...So I guess more features make things suck? *sigh*

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