Monday, October 15th 2012

Windows 8 Gets "Overwhelmingly Negative" Response from Vendors, Expectations Plummet

An analyst with Topeka Capital, who was touring Asia, meeting sources among supply chains, brings bad news to Microsoft investors. Analyst Brian White notes that the sentiment (among vendors and parts of the supply chain) about Windows 8 remains "overwhelmingly negative." Expectations from Microsoft's new client operating system plummet, as vendors don't see much activity following the October 26 launch.

"Although October is expected to be the sweet spot for the notebook ramp for Windows 8, and further follow through is likely in November, we were warned of idle facilities in December," notes White. "One of our contacts does not expect Windows 8 to be material until the second-half of 2013," he added. In related news, the industry is also reeling from a disappointing reception from Intel's 2011-12 pet project in the client computing space, Ultrabook. "...the enthusiasm around the Ultrabook ramp has also deteriorated as the cost structure remains too high under Intel's specifications," White notes.Source: Business Insider
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231 Comments on Windows 8 Gets "Overwhelmingly Negative" Response from Vendors, Expectations Plummet

#1
saknid
For now Windows 8 is all good for mobile devices (Even with the low app support) but not for pc at all...and for development purpose win-7 is very fine no need to update :)
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Nuttifeetfirst
Win 8 A Great Change

This is for all of those who rubbish Windows 8, and like a similar article personally I found it very easy to use. like all OS platforms when they first arrive they feel a little strange and take getting used too. Like most personally I used the preview version first to get used to the new set up, then on launch day I bought my upgrade downloaded and now it is in full swing and running well, although I do get loss of wallpaper at times for no reason. however putting this behind all other components work very well, are fast, and very responsive. admittedly I have a hybrid drive from Seagate installed which really speed things up, however before this I had the standard HDD and it too was very fast compared to Win 7.
There are a few minor things to sort out in the new OS and Microsoft seems to be addressing these with updates as they did before with previous OSs. Then why all this negative rubbish when all of you should sit down and learn and all will be fine and generally you will be rewarded with a very pleasing experience. :toast:
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eidairaman1
by: Nuttifeetfirst
This is for all of those who rubbish Windows 8, and like a similar article personally I found it very easy to use. like all OS platforms when they first arrive they feel a little strange and take getting used too. Like most personally I used the preview version first to get used to the new set up, then on launch day I bought my upgrade downloaded and now it is in full swing and running well, although I do get loss of wallpaper at times for no reason. however putting this behind all other components work very well, are fast, and very responsive. admittedly I have a hybrid drive from Seagate installed which really speed things up, however before this I had the standard HDD and it too was very fast compared to Win 7.
There are a few minor things to sort out in the new OS and Microsoft seems to be addressing these with updates as they did before with previous OSs. Then why all this negative rubbish when all of you should sit down and learn and all will be fine and generally you will be rewarded with a very pleasing experience. :toast:
i took time to use it etc, the interface is whats getting in the way, rest of it is fine.
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#5
DaveK
I tried the RC of it and set up the usual stuff to be able to use it properly but I just wasn't bothered learning how to use it over Windows 7 as I know it's aimed at touch screens. Windows 7 is great for me. I'm sure Windows 8 is great on touch screen devices but on a PC I just found it to be counter-intuitive.
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#6
eidairaman1
by: DaveK
I tried the RC of it and set up the usual stuff to be able to use it properly but I just wasn't bothered learning how to use it over Windows 7 as I know it's aimed at touch screens. Windows 7 is great for me. I'm sure Windows 8 is great on touch screen devices but on a PC I just found it to be counter-intuitive.
counter productive at that. The performance gains dont overshadow the inefficiency of the UI at all. there is nothing to gain in gaming either
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