Interestingly, I posted about downgrading my laptop from Windows 8 to Windows 7 because that’s what I wanted and didn’t particularly like Windows 8, and I’ve had a mini-debate going on with my blog readers.
It all started because I included an image of the google.co.uk’s automatic suggestion’s for “windows 8 is” which were all negative – “crap”, “rubbish”, “terrible”, “awful”
It seems that people think it’s some kind of conspiracy by Google to slag off Microsoft, and not that anyone would genuinely dislike Windows 8. One of my readers suggested I take a look at Bing, Microsoft’s own search engine. Amazingly I have to report that their suggestions for “windows 8 is” are worse than Google’s … who said there is no such thing as bad publicity ?
Seven critical suggestions and only one positive, and this is MICROSOFT’s own search engine, bing belongs to Microsoft ! If Bill Gates was dead, he’d be turning in his grave now … Anyway …
I’m not able to get google.com where I am, you yanks can google it yourselves, but here’s what google.co.th says :
“is not supported on this mac” – and there was me thinking Apple had there own operating system !
And google.ca :
And google.ch :
And google.com.au :
And finally yahoo.co.uk :
For me that’s fairly conclusive evidence that Windows 8 is in fact very very unpopular, I mean really what were they thinking adding a new startup screen and removing the start button … Technically it might be great, and seems OK from what little use I’ve made of it, but so was Betamax and that flopped massively. I think Microsoft wanted to jump on the handheld/touchscreen bandwagon because they thought they were (or would be) missing out.
I’ll have a look at Windows 8.1 when it arrives, as it’s rumoured they are putting start button back in, and perhaps they’ll remove the hideous startup screen. For now I’m happy with Windows 7, so sticking with it.
Happy google’ing !