Discussion in 'General Software' started by Melvis, Nov 21, 2013.
@MxPhenom 216: LOL! I stand partially corrected then, as they must have decided to put it back into 8.1 (which I still haven't upgraded to from 8 yet). There must have been alot of complaints, I bet.
EDIT: This is even funnier...becayse you and I are talking about two separate things. You're on Media Player, I'm talking about Media Center, which is indeed a paid add-on no matter how you look at it:
See this is why I won't believe this until I hear more about it or see it. It goes against so many things they've fought for in recent years.
Did someone say.... "START MENU" ????
You have to love it, forcing their 'updated' OS on us and then having to back down and give us what we said we wanted in the first place.
Anyway, they are biding their time, and soon they will have assimilated the next generation of users to conform to their way of thinking (Common Core), and all this nonsense about choice will be but a distant memory.
When did they force anything on us? its not like you are required to use windows 8 for anything. You still have windows 7 support as much as you did before.
I'm looking forward into testing windows 8.2 out.
I wonder what other tweaks they will make to it.
Still on 7 currently. But in testing windows 8.1 games/game benchmarks run better.
Wait I havent tried it yet but is this real? You cant play a DVD natively in 8.1?
Thing is less and less people have optical drives and they have to pay a license to the codecs and if less people have optical drives it gets more expensive for them to maintain support.
Blame the company that owns the codec for charging a lot....
And the exclusive feature is... Direct X 12.0 and shader model 6.0 and D3D6 so i guess we will need new GPUs to take full advantage too
Now that's got to be the perviest avatar evva.
Of course not, except if one wished to use the latest Microsoft OS, then one was forced to accept (what is in my personal opinion) the crap that is the Immersive UI and the other (my opinion) crap that was included, notwithstanding the improvements (as negligible as they are).
And is Microsoft not wanting to discontinue support of Windows 7 sooner that they have with past Operating Systems? Or is that just a vicious rumor?
You obviously are in favor the new paradigm, so I must cautiously refrain from making less than favorable comments about it, lest I be branded a 'hater' or 'ignorant' or 'old and unwilling to change' or any of the other insults bandied about by those who somehow cannot accept that others have an opinion about Windows 8 that differs from their own, correct?
You can easily turn those off with start 8 or whatever.
I think that its hard these days to find any laptop/desktop in your local electronics store that has Windows 7, there ALL windows 8 now. And i get alot of people asking me can I put 7 back on this computer? and I say yes but trying to a find a retail copy of 7 is near impossible now down under.
So in a way yes they are forcing Windows 8 on us.
Eh, wipe the shit and Linux the drive. You'd be surprised how few problems you have after that.
Since what you seem to think is crap that you are forced to use is really all that is improved with the latest OS, why would you wish to use the latest Microsoft OS?
100% Rumor. Microsoft has said they have moved to a roughly 10 year life cycle for almost all their products. This includes Windows 7. It was released in July 2009 and the EOL date is Jan 2020, just over 10 years.
XP was pretty much their longest supported desktop OS, when it goes EOL it will have been supported for about 13 years. However, other than XP, most OSes have gone EOL around 10 years after their release or less.
98 = ~8 Years
WinME = ~6 Years
Win NT4.0 = ~8 Years
2000 = ~10.5 Years
Vista = ~10.5 Years
Win7 = ~10 Years
Win8 = ~10 Years
Yeh, makes me laugh that people are so fixated with the start menu/start screen. Windows 8 motors......it takes no time whatsoever to get your head around how it works and is impressing me more and more each day I use it.
Yes, and I can take a 1972 Chevy Vega and put a 327 V8 in it and otherwise modify it to make a street rod...
That's quite an impressive support period, especially given that revenue from new sales only lasts for the first few years. W7 is basically a dead loss for them now, the paid support some companies are willing to pay notwithstanding.
Of course, from the vendor's perspective, the optimum business model would be to discontinue support the minute the new product is released and have everyone move to the new product immediately. And of course, this can't happen in the real world. I'm applying this statement to any software vendor of any product, not just our particular example.
so you would miss out on the following:
Improved file explorer UI with more options
Improved file transfer dialog with speed graph
Proper multimonitor taskbar and wallpaper support
Built in .iso mounting and burning
Better task manager with more info
OSD volume controls/display
Built in Hyper-V (previously only avalible in server releases) Please note: however it is a bit stripped down
I have to admit that helped me when I adjusted to 8 DAT BUILT IN ISO MOUNT
But it would still be a 72 Vega
Meh, the under the hood improvements are very minor at best.
I get what you're saying about most of it being crap, but my point is that you don't have to use Windows 8. There isn't enough under the hood improvements to make it worth it.
In reality, Windows 7 is actually selling copies of Windows 8, so it makes sense to continue to support it. A lot of people are buying Windows 8 license just so they can downgrade to Windows 7.
As others have said, it's just a rumor. In fact, sales of Windows 7 in nearly every version are STILL selling through online retailers nearly as fast as Windows 8.
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