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Win8 only HALF as popular as Win7 among IT bosses
« on: November 17, 2012, 09:39:20 pm »
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Microsoft has staked a lot on Windows 8 being the key to its future, but preliminary numbers from analyst house Forrester suggest that business isn't too keen on the new OS.

The firm's 2009 survey data for Windows 7 shows that at this point in its sales cycle, 49 per cent of firms expected to upgrade to that then-new operating system. Forrester has now surveyed 1,282 IT managers in the US and Europe concerning Windows 8, and found that figure has dropped to less than a quarter.

In addition, only five per cent of those surveyed had plans to upgrade to Windows 8 in the next 12 months, compared to 10 per cent back in 2009. More worrying for Microsoft is that barely half had even bothered to look at it seriously, compared to 73 per cent for the older OS.

It seems that Microsoft's blitz to convince the world that Windows is the future has thus far had limited effect in Western server rooms.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/11/16/forrester_windows_8_popular_business/

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Re: Win8 only HALF as popular as Win7 among IT bosses
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2012, 11:21:49 pm »
MS seem to screw up osen every now and again making that one os the one to skip.... win95 revA (revB was better) win98 first edition, windows ME, Vista... and now '8'...

i cant help but wonder whose bright idea it was to put a fondleslab OS on a desktop machine...

Re: Win8 only HALF as popular as Win7 among IT bosses
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2012, 11:27:02 pm »
I kinda skip a bunch.
I went from 98SE to xpSP1/2/3 then to win7.
I think I'll skip 8.

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Re: Win8 only HALF as popular as Win7 among IT bosses
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2012, 09:27:15 am »
i started out on win95B ... also had a win3.1 machine for a while.... went to win2k then to xp ..... im gonna skip 7 and whatever else comes after cos im going linux... i dont have the hardware budget to keep up with microsofts system requirements...

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Re: Win8 only HALF as popular as Win7 among IT bosses
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2012, 02:17:56 pm »
if u have hardware for Xp, it will handle W7 just fine
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Re: Win8 only HALF as popular as Win7 among IT bosses
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2012, 02:27:53 pm »
but offering a touchscreen interface on a corporate desktop is kinda pointless
leave it for tablets and phones
besides, who has touchscreens on corp desktops?
only if u buy HP shitboxes (too harsh? suck it up, Princess)
What you think is important is rarely urgent
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Re: Win8 only HALF as popular as Win7 among IT bosses
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2012, 09:09:08 pm »
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if u have hardware for Xp, it will handle W7 just fine

circa 2000 hardware wont....

www.reactos.com looks interesting tho... and of course after xp 'dies' according to ms i could still run it... ive seen corporates still running windows 95 and nt4

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Re: Win8 only HALF as popular as Win7 among IT bosses
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2012, 09:12:23 pm »
Of course you can run it, theres just no longer any 'support'

Can run any old o/s if u haz appropriate hardware..     CP/M anyone?
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Re: Win8 only HALF as popular as Win7 among IT bosses
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2012, 09:15:59 pm »
lol... id love to play with CP/M ... would have to use CP/M-86 since i dont have a (working) z80 machine around..

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