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    News - Windows 8.X share of PC market creeps past 10 per cent

    Meanwhile Windows XP’s market share shrinkage decelerates.
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    Re: News - Windows 8.X share of PC market creeps past 10 per cent

    Mainly because people like myself who bought the R9 290X have to have Win8.X for DirectX 11.1-11.2 to get best performance out of the card.

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    Re: News - Windows 8.X share of PC market creeps past 10 per cent

    Quote Originally Posted by tealsteam View Post
    Mainly because people like myself who bought the R9 290X have to have Win8.X for DirectX 11.1-11.2 to get best performance out of the card.
    I don't think that reason accounts for any significant number, let alone being the main reason! There won't have been enough 290Xs sold to even approach 10% of the PC market!

    No, it'll 'mainly' be because it comes with new laptops and tablets.

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    Re: News - Windows 8.X share of PC market creeps past 10 per cent

    I bought Windows 8.1 yesterday. I wouldn't say that I'm completely won over just yet, but of the things which do irritate me about it - I can't think how they could honestly have been done much better.

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    Re: News - Windows 8.X share of PC market creeps past 10 per cent

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexKitch View Post
    I bought Windows 8.1 yesterday. I wouldn't say that I'm completely won over just yet, but of the things which do irritate me about it - I can't think how they could honestly have been done much better.
    By not doing the things which irritate you?
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    Re: News - Windows 8.X share of PC market creeps past 10 per cent

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    By not doing the things which irritate you?
    It depends really. Most of the stuff which is irritating me is only irritating me because I'm not used to the behaviour. I'm not afraid of change, and I'm sure I'll learn to adapt. Such minor gripes aside, it seems a fairly solid release of Windows - I'm a big fan of the improved boot time.

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    Re: News - Windows 8.X share of PC market creeps past 10 per cent

    Might be a wee bit controversial but if they want to push a move to 8.1 then perhaps the odd special offer price on trade-up deals at Christmas might be a good idea. After all if 8 is the way forward then sooner or later folks like me, who've thrice-damned it so far, will have to take the plunge.

    Oh and when I say trade-up, I mean a proper upgrade deal - none of this "ooh, we'll happily sell you an OEM kit that you won't be able to use if you change parts of your PC".
    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by AlexKitch
    I bought Windows 8.1 yesterday. I wouldn't say that I'm completely won over just yet, but of the things which do irritate me about it - I can't think how they could honestly have been done much better.
    By not doing the things which irritate you?
    Best quote of the day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexKitch View Post
    It depends really. Most of the stuff which is irritating me is only irritating me because I'm not used to the behaviour. I'm not afraid of change, and I'm sure I'll learn to adapt. Such minor gripes aside, it seems a fairly solid release of Windows - I'm a big fan of the improved boot time.
    I'm sure you could become accustomed to sitting on a spike, but it doesn't mean the initial irritation of having something poking into your bum is an irrational response. Chances are good your initial discomfort is justified and the seat is just badly designed for humans.
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    Re: News - Windows 8.X share of PC market creeps past 10 per cent

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexKitch View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    By not doing the things which irritate you?
    It depends really. Most of the stuff which is irritating me is only irritating me because I'm not used to the behaviour. I'm not afraid of change, and I'm sure I'll learn to adapt. Such minor gripes aside, it seems a fairly solid release of Windows - I'm a big fan of the improved boot time.
    While i still can't believe they thought the Metro interface was a good idea for desktops
    other than that, i actually think it's a pretty good OS.
    honestly, Metro is my only issue with that operating system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    I'm sure you could become accustomed to sitting on a spike, but it doesn't mean the initial irritation of having something poking into your bum is an irrational response. Chances are good your initial discomfort is justified and the seat is just badly designed for humans.
    I suppose I'm very difficult to irritate, really. If you're a Windows purist then I honestly don't think you'll ever feel at home, knowing that Metro is sitting somewhere in the background. For me, as a developer, it's important to accept and adapt to change without fussing too much - otherwise I become a dinosaur and don't open my mind to new ways of looking at things. There's a lot to like about Windows 8[.1] but you can't really evaluate it unless you at least try to understand the bigger picture (unified device experiences). I'm not trying to suggest it's as smooth and polished as Windows 7, but it's certainly not the Vista that some people are making it out to be either.

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    Re: News - Windows 8.X share of PC market creeps past 10 per cent

    Win 8 on laptop, appreciate fast boots and shutdowns but then again all I do is either click on the Firefox tile or a few others then shutdown...
    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

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    Re: News - Windows 8.X share of PC market creeps past 10 per cent

    "I'm not afraid of change"

    Is anyone? GUI changes aren't scary, they're just too often inconvenient, unless they also do away with useful functionality, in which case they're damn inconvenient.

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    Re: News - Windows 8.X share of PC market creeps past 10 per cent

    Tried upgrading to 8.1, and all I get is a white screen during the update. No wonder it's a free download...

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    Re: News - Windows 8.X share of PC market creeps past 10 per cent

    The performance of Windows 8 has little to do with the Metro Sh1t. It all sums up to:
    1. It's financial crisis for everyone so tablets at half the price of a new PC are the way to go now.
    2. If new PC's have prohibitive prices, then my old hardware - which is enough for games and multimedia is still good for me and so is the OS on it (may it be Windows 7 or OSX or any nix distro I like) so no reason to buy Win 8.x

    Give us gaming machines for lower prices and for sure windows 8 will be the choice of more users.

    In my opinion, Windows 8 is great, has a ton of improvements, a small failure (Metro) and a big failure: the ton of improvements is not appealing for users of Windows 7.

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    Re: News - Windows 8.X share of PC market creeps past 10 per cent

    I like 8.

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    Re: News - Windows 8.X share of PC market creeps past 10 per cent

    I would expect MS to do some sort of deal next year, in one last move to get user`s to switch over to win 8.

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