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
epicfail
everything you need in 1 click away? oh thats bad design,
upgrades old drivers to windows 8 drivers? horrible
clean install vs clean install boots 2 times faster? windows 8 wins

i fail to see the issues with windows 8 other than people bitching cuz its the trend.

oh and this is posted from a asus laptop running windows 8, with keyboard and mouse. love it, everythings easy to access.


Im also selling it at my place of work and old people seem to love how we can make everything all in 1 screen and easy to access everything, big symbols are awesome for them too cuz they cant see well.
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#2
hellrazor
by: Lazzer408
I hated (hate) Zune and iPods. I like my good old drag-drop-play generic MP3 player. Samsung I think? I forget. I haven't used it in 5 years.
I've got a 1Gb version of these.
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#3
Pegas-x
by: v12dock
Windows 8 is great... With start8
I don't think so, Windows 7 best
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#4
Lazzer408
Thought about it... If 8 fixing the following issues, I'll consider it.

1: Windows will not pop up and steal focus away from active windows causing your computer to reboot and loose all your work. Example when typing: "Hi Bob, I would have made it to the party but I was..." POPUP - Would you like to reboot now? Reboot Cancel "...really tired". Windows responds to you pressing R and reboots.

2: Your icons should stay snapped to a grid. Changing resolution down and then back up will not scatter#uck your icons randomly.

3: Windows networking will maintain all network resources without having to refresh manually.

4: Microsoft starts listening to customers.

These are just a handfull of the issues I experience almost daily. I don't just use a computer. I use the shit out of it every day. Playing BF3 24/7 doesn't count.
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#5
eidairaman1
Disable Automatic Updates!

by: Lazzer408
Thought about it... If 8 fixing the following issues, I'll consider it.

1: Windows will not pop up and steal focus away from active windows causing your computer to reboot and loose all your work. Example when typing: "Hi Bob, I would have made it to the party but I was..." POPUP - Would you like to reboot now? Reboot Cancel "...really tired". Windows responds to you pressing R and reboots.

2: Your icons should stay snapped to a grid. Changing resolution down and then back up will not scatter#uck your icons randomly.

3: Windows networking will maintain all network resources without having to refresh manually.

4: Microsoft starts listening to customers.

These are just a handfull of the issues I experience almost daily. I don't just use a computer. I use the shit out of it every day. Playing BF3 24/7 doesn't count.
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#7
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
I take back everything I commented about Windows 8 in this thread:
  • Starts really fast
  • Solved my GTX 680 desktop micro-stuttering issue caused by heavy use of GPU-accelerated Photoshop
  • Battlefield 3 doesn't reboot the machine anymore
  • Applications load faster
  • For some reason, games seem more "fluid"
It's just a case of bad UI. Nothing a $5 Start8 license wouldn't fix. You could factor Microsoft's $25 introductory price with $5 Start8, and end up with a great OS for $30.
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#8
Lazzer408
Or keep 7 and keep a great OS for $0 :) What's the memory footprint after loading?

OMG is start8 ugly! I could eat 20lbs of Skittles and shit a better looking GUI then that. :shadedshu

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#9
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: Lazzer408
Or keep 7 and keep a great OS for $0 :)
Windows 7 doesn't solve my micro-stuttering, BF3 reboots issues, I tried everything under the sun, and it really is slower.

by: Lazzer408
What's the memory footprint after loading?
About 1.3 GB, I have big-sized drivers (GeForce driver, Creative Recon3D driver, Intel ProSet LAN driver), KAV 2013, and Trillian. I have 12 GB total memory.

by: Lazzer408
OMG is start8 ugly! I could eat 20lbs of Skittles and shit a better looking GUI then that. :shadedshu
Not where I'm standing from:

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#10
eidairaman1
by: btarunr
Windows 7 doesn't solve my micro-stuttering, BF3 reboots issues, I tried everything under the sun, and it really is slower.
how odd, wonder if BF3 needs a patch or you need a different set of drivers/ card replacement
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#11
Lazzer408
by: eidairaman1
how odd, wonder if BF3 needs a patch or you need a different set of drivers/ card replacement
He should compare a clean install of both OSes and provide benchmarks. It could be malware, tweaks, lack of tweaks, or many other things causing the issue.

I'll stand by 7 as long as I can. I hate every time a new version of Windows comes out I have to wait for drivers IF they decide not to force-outdate my hardware. By the time everything is updated and stable, another Windows version comes out. I hear the same thing every time... "Oh just give Vista a chance, it's faster" :roll:
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#12
v12dock
I have so many .net issues on W8
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#13
Wile E
Power User
That reminds me, the other thing I'm waiting for before switching to 8, is official 8 drivers for my Forte, if Auzentech ever releases them.
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#15
xenocide
by: btarunr
Windows 7 doesn't solve my micro-stuttering, BF3 reboots issues, I tried everything under the sun, and it really is slower.
Did you tried turning off Hyper Threading which almost always fixes the issue for people?
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#16
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: xenocide
Did you tried turning off Hyper Threading which almost always fixes the issue for people?
That's one thing I didn't try. Thanks, but it's too late. With Windows 8, I can keep HTT and not have micro-stuttering.
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#18
Pegas-x
by: v12dock
I have so many .net issues on W8
Me too...
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#19
tacosRcool
by: btarunr
Windows 7 doesn't solve my micro-stuttering, BF3 reboots issues, I tried everything under the sun, and it really is slower.



About 1.3 GB, I have big-sized drivers (GeForce driver, Creative Recon3D driver, Intel ProSet LAN driver), KAV 2013, and Trillian. I have 12 GB total memory.



Not where I'm standing from:

http://img.techpowerup.org/121029/bta9834lkjd.jpg
I so agree with that. I hated the start menu for years since it was confined in a little space.
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#20
eidairaman1
by: Wile E
That reminds me, the other thing I'm waiting for before switching to 8, is official 8 drivers for my Forte, if Auzentech ever releases them.
You might aswell run them from Creative Labs if CL gets off their ass
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#21
hellrazor
by: eidairaman1
You might aswell run them from Creative Labs if CL gets off their ass
Which means that you might as well keep 7 and wait for Half-life 3.
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#22
AsphyxiA
I just installed windows 8 last night. I'm actually starting to like it but then again, I am not using Metro/Modern UI as I purchased Start 8. I get faster boot times, and overall, the compositing effects and feel of the OS are just smoother. It has a ton of addons to Explorer and the Task Manager, so, once you get to the desktop, it really feels like a polished W7. My only complaints are that the borders of windows are not transparent, and the stupid lock screen. I really want to disable that.

Edit:: Oh yeah, and I hate the Metro UI start menu but I don't ever see that since, again, I have Start8.
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#24
Dos101
by: Lazzer408
And what are people saying?

How people react to Windows 8 - YouTube!
I can make a similar video of people with the opposite reaction, so it's not really saying much. Context is everything. SALES will determine if people like Windows 8 or not.
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#25
BigMack70
IMO Windows 8 is crap for the desktop. I'll pass.
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