Windows 8.1 Preview is here

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    Windows 8 is outpacing Windows 7 sales in total and also for new PCs and upgrades.
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    Shouldn't this naturally happen though? Windows 7 is really old. This is like saying Call of Duty 4 is getting outpaced by Black Ops 2, is it not?

    The question is, who is going to windows 8, being happy, and actually replacing it with windows 7 permanently?
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    The problem is, most novice users dont want to learn a new OS. Windows 7 was a huge success after the cluster F vista was. All I'm saying is Microsoft could have just did a small upgrade to Windows 7 (you know, listen to their customers) and focused on trying to keep metro to mobile devices.

    I have no problem learning new stuff, but thats my job. Other people? Not so much.
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    People learn new things constantly, whether they're conscious of it or not. As I said, if there's any real problem with the way MS rolled this out it was the cold water nature of it. Easing users into it would have gone a long way.
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    To be honest, they could have solved it with one single thing. The option to choose between start menu and Metro without downloading 3rd party programs.

    But we can't bother Microsoft to do what people actually want. Thats obvious even with XB1. As a former Xbox user, I'll be switching to PS4. They need to figure out how to bridge the gap between their vision of the future and what their customers want, because they are losing customers.
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    As someone who's sat in on many, many UI/UX labs, I can tell you that *users* very often don't know what they want. Something may test very well when people are using it, but as soon as it supplants something they're used to they complain.

    Functionally, the new Metro Start works as well or better than the start menu. People just need to get over that initial shock. That takes a long time.
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    Is Win 8.1 really better than 8?

    I hope Win 9 is more like Win 7.
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    It was a poor attempt at that!

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