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Intel: Windows 8 'is not ready'

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Intel CEO Paul Otellini has told his staff that Windows 8 is simply 'not ready.' The word comes via a private meeting Otellini had with employees in Taipei earlier this week, and the exec is said to have told them that the software needs improvement. Despite the harsh words, Otellini also claims to be fully supportive of the new operating system, and that all of the improvements will ...

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#1
You would THINK Microsoft would have learned their lesson with Vista!

What a piece of OS crap THAT was!

Now this? Some companies never learn.....

I am sticking with Win 7 for now.
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#2
An full PC OS based around a tablet just so you have to start buying touch screens and crap for it to work properly.

I can't see it working out too well.
#3
its as ready as its gonna be.i will be waiting for win9 and sticking to win7 for now.
#4
I'm not leaving Windows 7 until they make a legit OS that's not like the clusterfuck that is Windows 8 or anything Metro related.
#5
I am using Windows since version 3.
Vista was not so bad, but this Windows 8 is ten times more useless and user unfriendly then Vista.
The got rid of Windows 8 and using Windows 7 Prof. again.
Windows 8 is only a money making gimmick from Microsoft since it is stil a version 6.

Wolfie
#6
I have not heard or seen anything good about Win8....
Sticking with 7 myself..
#7
Let see here!!!!

No cd key's in the box there pre placed on the disk itself.

A o.s that has to be connected to the internet so Microsoft can spy on you every 80 days.

A o.s where you have to have a touch screen to use it properly.

A o.s that breaks no cd patches for games you legally own and dont want your disk scratched to garbage.

A new office suite that is also connected to the internet as well


No thank you Microsoft i am happy with windows 7 just the same

I beta tested this garbage and i won't switch at all i refuse to because of the stupid things they have done like shut down being located in preferences what not on the start menu it self

this win 8 is going to be Microsofts failure on a epic level

#8
Didn't think anybody could be more stubborn than I. WOW!!!

People are brutal.........and from experience.........a bit close minded. As was I until a few days ago.

So, a couple days ago I decide to take the Windows 8 Pro for 14.99 since I have a new laptop (though I bought my laptop back in Feb, it's still a state-of-the-art Asus N53SV so I claimed I "just" bought and was approved for the discount copy). Seeing that I'm a network engineer, I wanted to prep for it so I got the consumer preview. Takes a "LITTLE" getting used to but I must say...........it's nothing more than a Windows 7 overlay. The only essential difference is rather than a traditional START MENU, it's employing the "START SCREEN" with tiles. Yeah......meant for touchscreen but rather cool without too. No biggie.

I will definitely recommend to all those whom have not actually played with it to give a try. You'll see it's just a modified Windows 7 with a new START MENU approach. No biggie. I'm a tech so I crave new things and the 8 is actually kinda cool now that I know it's just 7 with an overlay.
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#9
What is the point of another operating system just fix windows 7 1st, a new operating system more bad configuration programs inside other programs folders you cant find and everybody can read prvite files's lol give me windows XF NOW!!! a remux of xp

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#10
gunner666 Unverified new user
i agree with everything being said here, i like to download music off the internet but it seems windows 8 doesn't want you to do this, also the basics- the metro interface is garbage, no tabs like closing the program or others tabs at the bottom which include volume and where is the start button on the interface windows sort it out, im sticking with windows 7
#11
oh like this is a suprize for anyone who knows that you should avoid every other microsoft product it been this way since 2000 and then vista , so now everyone wonders why this company is only worth what it was 10 years ago.....look they blew it when they helped Mac in the first place.... then they tried to be everything for everyone ....
#12
Tried the preview versions and was hoping the final version wouldn't be so bad. Nope, it still sucks. MS shoulda made a new DirectX version that only worked in Win8 (like they did w/ Vista) just to force a lot of gamers to feel the need to upgrade.
#13
I simply see no need to migrate from Win7. MS finally came out with a 64-bit OS that's pretty much been stable right out of the box, for both consumer and business users; dicking with it now is the height of silliness.

Who wants to pay for what *should have been* merely a service pack for Win7, plus a horrible GUI that makes me think of Microsoft B.O.B., plus even more worthless DRM foolishness..?

Bah.

I'll run Linux, before I bother with Win8.
#14
I've been an early adopter of all Windows OSes since 95. I was running Win7 full-time months before release. I was looking forward to the next OS from Microsoft, I always do, but upon playing with the Win8 consumer preview and te release preview, I've decided this is not one I have any use for.

It looks like a potentially good tablet and phone OS but NOT a desktop OS. It is geared WAY too much to a touch-based machine. That makes it impractical for a desktop user. That and the lack of a start menu as a way to organize things just simply sucks.

I'll seriously consider it as soon as the following happens:
1. I can log in and go straight to my desktop and
2. I get my star menu and its functionality back.

Until then I'll be skipping Win8 and recommening the same to my customers. This is a tactical error on Microsoft's part. It may have been necessary for them to do to attack the rapidly expanding tablet and phone market instead of the stalling desktop market but they are alienating the majority of their customers with this.

Let's hope Win9 gets it right.
#15
Originally posted by InfiniteImp:
I've been an early adopter of all Windows OSes since 95. I was running Win7 full-time months before release. I was looking forward to the next OS from Microsoft, I always do, but upon playing with the Win8 consumer preview and te release preview, I've decided this is not one I have any use for.

It looks like a potentially good tablet and phone OS but NOT a desktop OS. It is geared WAY too much to a touch-based machine. That makes it impractical for a desktop user. That and the lack of a start menu as a way to organize things just simply sucks.

I'll seriously consider it as soon as the following happens:
1. I can log in and go straight to my desktop and
2. I get my star menu and its functionality back.

Until then I'll be skipping Win8 and recommening the same to my customers. This is a tactical error on Microsoft's part. It may have been necessary for them to do to attack the rapidly expanding tablet and phone market instead of the stalling desktop market but they are alienating the majority of their customers with this.

Let's hope Win9 gets it right.
There is already a hack and a program to get the start menu back. Windows 8 is actually faster and more stable than the already solid Windows 7.
#16
Originally posted by joebloe12:
You would THINK Microsoft would have learned their lesson with Vista!

What a piece of OS crap THAT was!

Now this? Some companies never learn.....

I am sticking with Win 7 for now.
Vista works well after SP2 is installed. Its just a shame it took 2 service packs to get it right.
#17
Originally posted by aldan:
its as ready as its gonna be.i will be waiting for win9 and sticking to win7 for now.

You will have died from obesity before Windows 9 comes out kid.

#18
IF Microsoft were GIVING away Windows 8 complete systems I would have to tell them to put it "where the sun don't shine" and I don't mean in that f'in asshole Barack Obama's heart (although HIS asshole would be a good place)
#19
Originally posted by BigDixon:
Originally posted by InfiniteImp:
I've been an early adopter of all Windows OSes since 95. I was running Win7 full-time months before release. I was looking forward to the next OS from Microsoft, I always do, but upon playing with the Win8 consumer preview and te release preview, I've decided this is not one I have any use for.

It looks like a potentially good tablet and phone OS but NOT a desktop OS. It is geared WAY too much to a touch-based machine. That makes it impractical for a desktop user. That and the lack of a start menu as a way to organize things just simply sucks.

I'll seriously consider it as soon as the following happens:
1. I can log in and go straight to my desktop and
2. I get my star menu and its functionality back.

Until then I'll be skipping Win8 and recommening the same to my customers. This is a tactical error on Microsoft's part. It may have been necessary for them to do to attack the rapidly expanding tablet and phone market instead of the stalling desktop market but they are alienating the majority of their customers with this.

Let's hope Win9 gets it right.
There is already a hack and a program to get the start menu back. Windows 8 is actually faster and more stable than the already solid Windows 7.

AMEN! I acuttaly like Win8
#20
Not interested in windows 8, I tried the release candidate and its really not for a PC which is mouse controlled.
Ill be sticking with windows 7 and meanwhile I'll be saving for a Mac Mini to replace this PC in a year or 2 years.

This is the first time that I have chosen not to upgrade my windows os.
#21
VGenscher, clone or namebrand pc currently? why would you want a mac mini?
#22
Originally posted by ddp:
VGenscher, clone or namebrand pc currently? why would you want a mac mini?
My current PC is custom build with gigabyte motherboard and cpu is 955 black edition amd quad-core, why would I not want a mac is the better question ?.
I love my iphone so its more then likely that I will love a mac mini.
#23
I have been a Windows user ever since I bout my first computer in 1998. It had Windows 98 installed and was a great OS. Then came the short lived Windows ME... Many may have forgotten this OS because it was so bad and so short lived. XP was the best OS and I am guessing everyone else here feels the same way. Vista was a piece of crap early, then Microsoft finally got it right after SP2.... Windows 7... pretty good after SP1..Does anyone see a trend here?
I am guessing with Mocrosoft's hit/miss record, Windows 8 may be one OS most would want to wait for until they get it right.
#24
rojoone2, I see a trend, but not the one you describe.

The trend is that whenever something different come out, people complain that it is lame and that they won't use it. Remember when people were saying what a disaster the iPad would be, because it is nothing more than a big iTouch? (See http://www.pcworld.com/article/188049/A...nother_DOA.html )

Windows has had some hits and misses. So have all companies. People whine about change up front, but when Windows (or anyone else) puts out a good product, people come around.

Windows 8 has some really nice features compared to Windows 7. Fast boot/shut down. Storage Spaces. Shared core code with PCs, tablets and phones. There are a lot of other very handy features.

The metro interface is different, and change is difficult, but that doesn't mean we won't like it as we get used to it.

The only trend I would give about Windows in general is that, when Windows rushes a product to market that isn't ready, it quickly gets a bad rep and people don't adopt it. It sounds like Intel's CEO is worried about that with Windows 8. I can't speak to that issue. But if that turns out not to be a problem, $39 is relatively cheap for the additional features Windows 8 offers.
#25
None of the windows OS were ready
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