A Windows 8 survey shows, 53% users prefer Windows 7. And, Metro UI isn't popular to most of the users (that's 78%). Users like fast boot the most.
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Just one month before the awaited launch of Windows 8 operating system (OS) some interesting statistics has come out showing consumer response to the flagship product. A survey conducted by forumswindows8.com, which drew 50,000 user votes, asked Windows users about different aspects of the old and the new OS by Microsoft. And, the response was pretty amazing. For example, most of the users believe Metro UI to be the biggest weakness of Windows 8. Find some more interesting information inside.


Windows 7 and Windows 8

According to the survey, the most favorite feature of Windows 8 is its fast boot-up and shut down processes, with 56% users giving the feature thumbs up. Some users gave Windows 8 thumbs down due to its price. Although users can upgrade to Windows 8 Pro at only $39.99, without promotional pricing, the cost is $199.99; a price many users detest. Around 35% Windows 8 users believe that a price tag of $199.99 is too high. The new metro UI, the most distinct feature of Windows 8, hasn’t attracted users that much. This feature is favorite to 22% of users only.

Based on the survey, of all the most popular OS of Windows, Windows 7 is on top. Around 53% users prefer Windows 7, while only 25% users enjoy Windows 8. Here are the full poll results.

Most Liked Features of Windows 8

Fast boot and shut down56%
Easy installation50%
Internet Explorer 1035%
Restart/Restore capabilities28%
More apps, such as Mail, Calendar and
People apps
26%
Windows Explorer25%
Windows Defender24%
App store23%
Metro UI22%
Snap Multi-tasking21%
Multiple Monitor Support21%
SkyDrive19%
Charms Bar13%
Other10%

Weaknesses to be Improved

Price35%
System requirements26%
Incompatibility25%
Windows always freezes or crashes20%
Two styles- Metro and classic desktop18%
Uncompleted Apps18%
No option of reboot/shutdown/sleep17%
Other12%

Hope, this survey will help Microsoft to find what features users like the most and what they don’t. It will also help Microsoft decide what improvements the company should make to these products.

Source : forumswindows8.com

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