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# 136822 10-Dec-2013 04:45
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Ever since Microsoft launched their new OS it has been heavily criticised on tech/geek forums around the world, specifically about the changes in UI design & operation.
Microsoft announced a few days ago to pull Windows 7 off the market early in order to force people to buy Windows 8; which has not been selling well at all so far; but have now reinstated Windows 7 sales for the time being after an avalanche of complaints broke out across the net.

I'm wondering what the sentiment is about this here on Geekzone?

Pick one of the follow and explain why
1) You are opposed to Windows 8 (there is a large group that feels operating Win8 is counter-intuitive and intended for tablet/mobile use rather than on a desktop)
2) You feel Windows 8 is not suitable for business use and therefore can not upgrade from XP/7
3) You have been happy with Windows 8 from day 1
4) You have been happy with Windows 8 since the 8.1 update which changed the "start menu"
5) You have been happy with Windows 8 after the introduction of 3rd-party tools that bring the OS back to a Windows 7 style interface

On a personal note, I feel that Microsoft could have prevented a lot of dissatisfaction by their customer base had they simply kept the usability options open by choice.
Such as supplying a configuration panel feature which allows you to enable/disable Metro, and one that allows you to enable/disable the Aero Glass design, possibly even extending it by adding several different interfaces rather than sticking to the "one fits all" theory.




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  # 950979 12-Dec-2013 14:34
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I summarised the results so far and I'm not surprised to see that 3/4 are currently for Windows 8: 25 for versus 9 against. But looking at the original Windows 8 release we might have been 50:50 with 17 for versus 17 against.
1) You are opposed to Windows 8 (there is a large group that feels operating Win8 is counter-intuitive and intended for tablet/mobile use rather than on a desktop
9
2) You feel Windows 8 is not suitable for business use and therefore cannot upgrade from XP/7
-
3) You have been happy with Windows 8 from day 1
17
4) You have been happy with Windows 8 since the 8.1 update which changed the "start menu"
4
5) You have been happy with Windows 8 after the introduction of 3rd-party tools that bring the OS back to a Windows 7 style interface
4



I allocated many responses because the 5 options didn't cover everyone, some chose no category, some chose more than one category, and one was for Windows 8 but has never used it so I put them in 3 as if they were against Windows 8 and never used it they would be 1:
* indicate that the no category was selected.
^ indicates multiple categories were selected and I took the most negative towards Windows 8

1) You are opposed to Windows 8 (there is a large group that feels operating Win8 is counter-intuitive and intended for tablet/mobile use rather than on a desktop)
JayADee
stevenz*
surfisup1000
kiwifidget
networkn^
Klipspringer^
ScuL*
DarthKermit
JimmyH

2) You feel Windows 8 is not suitable for business use and therefore cannot upgrade from XP/7

3) You have been happy with Windows 8 from day 1
Gilco2*
gjm*
joker97
tchart
andrewNZ* (non-user but for Windows 8)
sidefx
Hammerer
MackinNZ
nathan
qyiet
reven
chevrolux
Regs*
mdf
Gilco2
CruciasNZ*
nakedmolerat

4) You have been happy with Windows 8 since the 8.1 update which changed the "start menu" [or 8.1 clean install]
Gordy7*
KiwiNZ^
BruceHamilton^
maxLV^

5) You have been happy with Windows 8 after the introduction of 3rd-party tools that bring the OS back to a Windows 7 style interface [or desktop users]
freitasm
TwoSeven*
BoydHQ
kiwifidget

Not allocated as they didn't specifically mention respond to the original post:
1080p
killerkiwinz
macuser
Ragnor

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