Microsoft will carry on selling Windows 7 to the Chinese government
Yesterday it came out that the Chinese government had – for some slightly peculiar sounding reasons – decideed to ban the use of Windows 8 on its computer systems. In a statement to The Verge, Microsoft stated it was "surprised" by the move and has confirmed that it will continue to sell Windows 7 to them instead:
So, at least for now it looks like Windows will remain in some form. Whether or not that rumored XP alternative based on Linux comes to pass, only time will tell.
Source: The Verge
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Not everyone wishes to have a Windows app store. & not everyone wants a control panel that is half metrofied, and half old school Windows.
Windows 8.1 is far from being a finished product. It has a learning curve that does make it more challenging (off screen panels/charm bars etc).
I can certainly see why Windows 7 is still selling.
Microsoft released a half baked Xbox One, a half baked Windows Phone (7 through to 8), and a half baked OS (8).
It is their job to make OS's intuitive, usable and powerful. 8.1 is a step in the right direction, but it STILL has too much of a learning curve!
Seriously...just accept that some people use their computers in different ways.
I have an Asus T100. I have about 140 installed apps on my start menu. I'm not by any means a power user.
In fact, do yourself a favour and count your own apps list. You'll certainly be north of 100 individual icons in the Apps view.
"But but but I'm a power user and it disrupts my workflow!!"
Give me a freakin' break. I challenge anyone who claims this bs to perform tasks in Windows 7 faster than I can perform them in 8.
But i dont mean it is not efficient, it certainly is miles ahead of win7 !
2] the way Microsoft treats Consumers and Developers alike
3] there would be more, but you only wanted 2
1. Only some system settings are available through the metro style system settings. The rest are in the standard windows control panel (confusing to people that don't live and breathe tech).
2. Even if you choose to work entirely on the desktop, there are times when you'll click a file and find yourself in some half baked metro app.
Windows 8 is just more confusing. I use it personally, and like it....but I don't recommend to anyone that needs a simple computing experience.
Windows eight is not confusing, some people just hate changing and cannot get used to changes, that is their fault. If you want to be stuck in stone age it's your fault. Stop blaming others for not developing a product that fits the 80's style of computing. I don't see people complaining with other OS's that have a similar functionality.
people in stupid mode I understand and putting everything as an excuse to say "Windows 8 sux"-- I wont even comment in your first reason, I mean... why would you even care about the modern settings if you obviously want to work in desktop? it's not like I expect to find schedule or driver managment or the log in a modern settings.... because that's not what is meant for. but seriously... a negative point is to have default programs you can't change anytime? hahahaha
please just stop using computers if they don't work by default as you want. it's not like I loved Windows 7 opening pdf's by default, oh wait, it doesn't even have an app for that.
or opening notpad for txt or wordpad for docx..... yeah right, you can't never right click a change the default program. but it's windows 8 fault
The Windows XP
Also a new install doesn't just wipe out the partition involved,
but the whole disc of informations!!! All the partitions! Nice surprice on a Terabyt scale!
Windows 8 does many things much much worse than ANY other OS *EVER*
I installed Win 8 on an HD with partitions, where the SYS partition was beloging before to XP, then to 7, and now to 8.
I never had one single crash. And I use it every day for very heavy work.
And no, it doesn't seem faster. It IS faster!
I recommended to many friends, and all of them just saw improvements saying always the same "...It's another computer!"...
You wrote a few comments trying to bashing Win 8, with something that really is pure science fiction. I hope you are not one of those who are still searching for the Start button...
only because you and few people have problems with their intel wifi, is that a microsoft problem? lol... Intel can update the drivers and surely you can too.
why Intel has this supposed problem (I never had in 3 laptops) and other companies no? oh yeah, because it's about INTEL not Microsoft or Windows 8....
There are two internet browsers (IE11 touch & standard) - you can never be quite sure which one will open from a link!
Windows 8.1 is confusing in a way that 7 just isn't. It's a step in the right direction, but it isn't better on a pure usability level than Windows 7.
2) Only the essential settings were left in the Modern environment, with everything else being on the desktop. Its probably gonna take a while to move all of those settings over, if they choose to do so.
3) If you're in the desktop environment, it'll open the desktop version of IE when you choose a link. If you're in the Modern environment it'll open the Modern version.
Maybe you should fiddle with the OS a little more before you bash it on every single comment.
Been using 8 since 2012, I'm already waiting for 9. It makes me laugh when people say 8 is no good. Please lets move on, can't take everyone along anyway, natural selection I guess!