1. Joined : Jan 2014
    Carencro, LA 70520
    Posts : 7,633
    Windows 10
       26 Jan 2014 #1

    The executive frantically tapped several different keys on the svelte new laptop he was demonstrating, but nothing happened. The screen didn't change. He paused, started tapping furiously again. Still nothing.

    "Wait just a second, let me go grab another machine," he said.

    He sped into the other room and came back with an identical looker of the new laptop. With an exhale and a smile he launched back into his demo--the same spiel he'd given to countless journalists in his company's hospitality suite throughout the week at CES 2014.

    He was back in the zone. And then, suddenly, it happened again. The screen totally froze. He was in a different part of the software but the same thing happened. Tap, tap, tap, tap, tap. Nada.

    The color drained from his face as he went into damage-control mode, speaking calmly and apologizing.

    "It's Windows 8. What can you do?" I said and shrugged.
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Newport, South Wales, UK
    Posts : 1,211
    Windows 10 Pro x64 - XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing
       27 Jan 2014 #2

    His example used to Shock and awe the reader is typical of the actions of any salesman - If you have an error it's the other guy's fault, Hardware blames Software, Software blames hardware. So not exactly a good start to the blog, and it goes down from there
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  3. Joined : Feb 2014
    Posts : 372
    Windows 10
       02 Feb 2014 #3

    While Windows 8 has a small legion of fans, the adoption numbers show that mainstream Windows users as well as businesses have rejected it.
    Well yes, that much is now common knowledge. That said, however, I use 8, and now 8.1 without issue... but I do it with the addition of Classic Shell, which essentially turns it into a win7 style desktop os. It is not so much the os as a whole, but the metro interface that cause so much friction.
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  4. Joined : Nov 2013
    Land of 10,000 lakes
    Posts : 10,346
    W10 Pro, W10 Home
       02 Feb 2014 #4

    That said, however, I use 8, and now 8.1 without issue... but I do it with the addition of Classic Shell, which essentially turns it into a win7 style desktop os.
    I run 8.1 Pro with Classic Shell on one SSD and W7 on another SSD, and I've gotten to like 8.1 Pro better.
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