There is nothing new about OS developers doing deals and pre-installing their OS on new computers. That's just how it works. As for your friend's PC service company, the same people will probably come running back to get Win7 or Win8 installed back when security updates stop being published. Win7 is an all-around better OS. People are scared of change. They've used XP for a number of years and now they buy a new computer and it's something different, something new, something unfamiliar. Instead of getting to know it better, their knee-jerk reaction is to get back to their beloved XP without realising that it will only bring short-term benefits.eil wrote:zer0, haven't you ever thought about marketing..?!
imaging i'm MS, and i have new product - what will i do to increase its sells? i'll make deals with PC-selling companies to preinstall my product(done! every new PC has Vista/7 -by the way not all are glad with that ) and i will "make everyone believe" that my new product is so much better, so many people already have it(why don't You!? ) and each day their number increases.
this may be just a paranoid talks but it's not just talks my friend happen to work in PC-service company and i help him from time to time with work. i wish you'd see how many people come angry paying for XP installation in exchange of preinstalled 7 on their laptops. yet i know what my friend's boss says: "advertise 7 to clients!. they anyways know nothing- make them want it. why? because you're paid for this. "
I'm no Marketing Department of Microsoft. If XP works for you, awesome. If Win7 tickles your fancy, not a problem. Whatever you feel is the best option for you...is the best option for you. Just like they say: the best camera is the one you have with you. As far as baulking at system requirements, this isn't 2001, people need to get real. If Win7 was to have the same sys reqs as XP, a lot of people would have used existing hardware. This, in turn, would have put pressure on manufacturers to have drivers for a greater combination of hardware and OS versions. That's not sustainable.eil wrote:well, there are 60% of customers who really "used to". but i do understand them, 'cause my cellphone for work Motorolla C115 is far more comfortable than iPhone(whatever G). yet there are 40% of companies and customers who just don't have a "proper hardware" for such "resource monster" = where XP freely flies, Vista/7 creeps for myself i decided quite same thing - i'll install 7 only if i'll have about 6GB(or more) ram, so i don't "feel 7th presence"
by the way, just for fun-info, 80% of 7-wishing customers know nothing at all about PC and bought it either for social net or 'cause "everyone does have it" other 20% have "straight-logic" = "we have modern PC- we need modern OS"
and what's about "an all-around better OS"? i read all these "brand new features of 7", "20 things 7 brought us"- but there is nothing special. yet, after so many times of installing it, i saw nothing except extra-large resource usage and this "blurry-glassy-nice" interface..
zer0 wrote:So Don, would you like my PayPal so you can send that EUR 50?
Not a problem: http://gs.statcounter.com/#os-ww-monthly-201009-201110admin wrote:Show me your sources first.zer0 wrote:So Don, would you like my PayPal so you can send that EUR 50?
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