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42% Of Windows Users Plan To Switch To Apple

walterbyrd (182728) writes | about 2 years ago

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walterbyrd writes "Anti-virus company Avast conducted a survey of Windows-based PC users the day before Windows 8 was released. The results were devastating for Microsoft and non-Apple PC makers. They were excellent, meanwhile, for Apple."
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dsf (1)

Billly Gates (198444) | about 2 years ago | (#42036577)

The story does not relate the question. Just the answer? Did it ask are you thinking of leaving your pc behind? Or did it ask if you are not planning on using Windows 8 what else?

Most people do not know what Windows 8 is yet so they reply well of course I would get a mac if I can't get a PC. I doubt these people are really into technology and want to switch or only those who are really care enough to answer the survey. We all know IT and hobbiests hate Modern with a passion.

Re:dsf (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42040339)

install classic shell on a windows 8 system. you get a start menu back, just like windows 7/p or even classic start menu, you can boot right to a desktop and bypass Metro/Modern entirely, and you still get a system that cold boots to a usable desktop even on slow hardware like my Dual Core AMD C50 tablet in 20 seconds. To top it all off, I have exactly 1, count them 1, piece of software that is incompatible with windows 8, and that is the one that lets me use my Acer iconia (android) tablet as a second monitor of rmy windows box (yes, when my Acer w500 was running windows 7, I used an a500 as a second monitor... it was great for working in the coffee shop)... Windows 8 has a lot going for it, and only "modern" going against it. That is easily fixed with a single piece of free software.

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