[DISCUSSION] Is Windows 8.0 dead?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by WinDev, Jan 4, 2015.

  1. WinDev

    WinDev MDL Expert

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    As the title said, support expires on January 10, 2023. But I think Windows 8.0 is physically dead (a lot of Windows 8 users are now on Windows 8.1).

    So do you think that Windows 8.0 is dead?
     
  2. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    of course it is dead since MS made it easy for all to upgrade to 8.1 and beyond
     
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  3. chantszhim

    chantszhim MDL Junior Member

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    Once Windows 10 released, Windows 8.1 will die as well
     
  4. petok

    petok MDL Member

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    Windows 8 not good, Windows 8.1 is OK (like stable and faster and secured, I personal no like Metro UI), but Windows 10 will be excellent OS this summer 2015.
     
  5. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Depends if MS break Win 10 or not, if it's anything like Win 8 was at RTM, I`ll be sticking with 8.1
     
  6. bambamtusa

    bambamtusa MDL Member

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    I'm with PaulDesmond about this. Since Microsoft releases brand new ISO's of Windows 8.1 with all updates and rollups till November 2014, i think we can say that Windows 8 is dead.
     
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  7. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    May let say W8 is with 1½ leg in the grave because of the free upgrade from 8 to 8.1 MS was don e at that time! Still, on corporate sector there quite some W8's running and they will not be updated to 8.1! The positive feedbacks for w10 will push those, who still on W 7 and 8, to directly to 10 after it's release!
     
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  8. WinDev

    WinDev MDL Expert

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    Beside Windows 8.0, VS2012 is also dead and Windows Server 2012 also. o_O
     
  9. cuteee

    cuteee MDL Guru

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    #9 cuteee, Jan 4, 2015
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    I don't think Windows 8 is dead. You can't install some of the apps (Apps you can snap to 1/2 screen and its tiles can increase to large).
    And shut down computer is not easy.
     
  10. Carlos Detweiller

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  11. RLSARC

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    this will be gone too soon. hihihi
     
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  12. Lila

    Lila MDL Novice

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    What would you do when you successfully run original Windows 8.0, but you can't update to a later version because Microsoft's installations crash (Windows 8.1/10, x86/x64, all officially released rollup/update ISOs)? Even "Windows Upgrade Advisor" says the hardware is compatible, but you can't install. See thread here:

    htxp://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/57115-Windows-10-Technical-Preview-setup-crash/page2?p=985904&viewfull=1#post985904

    :dunno:
     
  13. WinDev

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