News from HP!


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I'm sitting here at my computer listening to the TV.
They just had a news story on MSNBC that said the Hewlett Packard it going back to Windows 7 on their computers.

They announced that they were going back to Windows 7 in hopes of improving sales which have declined since the introduction of Windows 8.

They feel that offering Windows 7 will be an inducement for people to buy a HP computer.


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I've been seeing this posted across all the 7 and 8 forums.

Joe S

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I wonder how long before MS puts a stop to it. If they had fixed the interface for desktop users after the user rejection in the first beta release things might have been a lot better. 8.1 and returning the Start button is a joke. Most desktop users don't want a cellphone interface. I know it can be customized and you can learn to use it but everybody doesn't want to relearn how to use a computer. I see a lot of businesses like our local hospitals have just upgraded from XP to Windows 7. I don't see many bigger businesses going to Windows 8 on a large scale.


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It's amazing how these companies will "Pedal Backwards" to improve sales. I think the reason many businesses are not upgrading to 8 is the IT staff isn't there anymore. It takes real people to migrate to a newer OS. I think we've seen the peak with XP. Then though there is the question of security....hmmm....wonder what that cost when their compromised? Just ask target.

Joe S

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Another looming problem with XP is over 90% of ATMs worldwide use XP. If a business has started shifting from XP to Windows 7 why would they want to add Windows 8 into the mix? I'm a retired machinist and the CNC machine I ran used a Windows 95 PC to connect to the mainframe until it died in 2006, it was the last working Windows 95 out in the shop. I retired in 2010 and they were still using Windows NT and Windows 2000 to connect to mainframe. I suspect in many instances companies will stick with XP until the PC dies. Transfering a program from mainframe to a CNC and inputting hourly data on shop orders don't require much from a PC.

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