It seems that people hate the Windows 8 OS. This is not just a matter of a difficult transition period, in which the people resist a new interface before embracing it, as predicted by Steve Sinosky of Microsoft. After a year of the release, it seems that the latest operating system by Microsoft is an utter flop and the users who have planned to install Windows 8 have changed their minds and decided to continue using Windows 7 operating system.
Let us look how bad the numbers are. There are relevant points of comparison for the adoption figure of Windows 8 OS and these figures are so bad that it is much difficult to say which the worse one is. The first one comes from Statista, which is the Germany-based online statistical portal. They have compared the growth in market share for the Windows 8 OS in its first year with that of its predecessor.
Windows 7 that has won stellar reviews took off on an upward trajectory seizing 10% market share in the first few months of its release and then nearing the 20% mark in the next one year. The Windows 8 operating system started very slow, continued to be slow, moved upward a bit, and has leveled off in the recent months. It took more than half a year for the operating system to hit the five percent adoption and it has not yet achieved the 10 percent mark after spending one complete year in the market.
Illustration By Statista
The most damning statistic among all was the one that The Next Web picked from the latest report of Net Application on the OS market share. In the last month, the growth of Windows 8’s market share by 0.05 percent was significantly lower than that of Windows 7, which was 0.22 percent. In other words, the Windows 8 operating system is falling much behind its four-year-old predecessor.
These estimates are not definitive and Microsoft is holding out the hope that the holiday sales of new devices will drive the Windows 8 operating system back upward. But, as of today, it seems that the Windows 8 users have seen the future and they have made mind that it does not work. If you want to know more on how to install Windows 8 and the sales trends of the operating system, you can contact the Microsoft tech support team.Read more »
If you are using Windows 8 in your computer, you might have observed tiles on the desktop that serve as shortcuts. These shortcuts enable user to launch an app in their systems. They also display notifications from the specific app. Once you log off from your system, Windows will retain a history of all the previous notifications, as well as the last notification. Hence, when you log into the system, you would be able to view the past notifications. However, some users would like to reset all notifications every time they log off Windows. In order to achieve this, you need to set up a group policy.
The advantage of setting such a group policy is that all tiles would be reset to their basic state, whenever you log off from your system. You can try the following instructions to clear notifications on logging off from your system:
These steps would help you to clear notifications from your Windows 8 computer. For more information, feel free to contact our Windows technical support team.Read more »
Windows 8 is the latest version of the Windows operating system developed by the Microsoft Corporation. This personal computer operating system is developed as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems. The development of the Windows 8 operating system started before the release of its predecessor, the Windows 7 OS, which was released in 2009. It was announced at the CES 2011 and then followed by the release of the three pre-release versions from the month September 2011 to May 2012. This operating system was released to manufacturing on August 1 2012 and was released to the general public on October 26 2012.
If you have a PC that runs Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 operating systems, you may navigate to the windows.com website to buy your own upgrade copy of the Windows 8 Pro edition, which is the professional edition. You can buy this for 39.99 dollars. This price is extremely reasonable and it will stay valid until January 2013.
Before releasing the full version of the Windows 8 OS, Microsoft had offered a release preview edition that allows the enthusiasts to evaluate the new OS before switching to the new version. Now that the complete version of Windows 8 is available, the release preview of the OS has been pulled from the website of Microsoft.
If you wish to try out the Windows 8 operating system before going for the upgrade pack, you can follow the method that is discussed in this article. You can turn on your computer, then navigate to the msdn.microsoft.com website, and then scroll to the bottom of the page. You will be able to find the links to download the 90-day free trial of the Windows 8 OS. Microsoft provides these evaluation copies for the developers but even the consumers can download this to install Windows 8 and try it.
These are just the evaluation copies and they will expire in 90 days. The user will not be able to upgrade to the final edition from this evaluation copy. The user should make a bootable DVD from the evaluation ISO and then set it up in dual boot environment or you may set up a Virtual Machine.
These are the steps to download and install Windows 8 for testing its efficiency in your computer. If you have any doubts, you can contact out technical support team for further assistance.Read more »
After the release of Windows 8, many Windows users have upgraded their existing operating systems to this latest metro styled operating system. If you have not upgraded your operating system yet and are planning to install Windows 8 on your computer, this post will help you. Here, we will find out the steps to install the operating system on your computer.
With the above steps, you can install the futuristic operating system from Microsoft on your computer. For additional assistance, you may contact our technical support team.Read more »
Yahoo! Mail offers a convenient method for sending and receiving email over the Internet. Its mailing lists will help you save time and resources which you can keep aside for even more important tasks. Mentioned below are instructions devised by the email support team for creating a mailing list in Yahoo! Mail. Read on in order to find out more.
How to create a mailing list in Yahoo! Mail
Begin the procedure by logging in to the Yahoo! Email account.
For further assistance with this procedure, you may contact the Email support center.Read more »