HONG KONG--()--Forumswindows8.com, the largest Windows 8 help and support forum on the Internet, recently polled Windows 8 users on their feelings regarding Microsoft's flagship product. Over 50,000 users have voted in the poll which covered questions ranging from thoughts on Windows 8’s Metro UI to what they feel is the operating system’s biggest weakness.
This survey hopes to find what features users like the most and in what areas Microsoft should make improvements. As many know, Windows 8 features fast boot-up and shut down processes. According to the poll, 56% of users chose this feature as their favorite. For those who dislike Windows 8, the price is an important reason. Users can upgrade to Windows 8 at only $39.99, but without promotional pricing the cost rises to $199.99. 35% of the users believe that this price is too high. Meanwhile, the new metro UI does not seem popular among users. Only 22% users chose this feature as their favorite.
Most Liked Features of Windows 8
|Fast boot and shut down||56%|
|Internet Explorer 10||35%|
|More apps, such as Mail, Calendar and People apps||26%|
|Multiple Monitor Support||21%|
Weaknesses to be Improved
|Windows always freezes or crashes||20%|
|Two styles- Metro and classic desktop||18%|
|No option of reboot/shutdown/sleep||17%|
Although Windows 8 Beta has been released with great expectations, unfortunately, it seems that users are not as enthusiastic about Windows 8 as Microsoft had hoped. According to the survey, the most popular Windows system is still Windows 7 (53%), with only 25% users voting Windows 8 as their favorite. However, Windows 8 Surface received more positive votes than Android tablets and the iPad. 35% of users expressed that they would choose Windows 8 Surface for their tablet needs. Windows 8 Surface may indicate that Microsoft is finally entering the computer hardware market and putting themselves in direct competition with their manufacturing partners. How this will affect their relationships with manufacturers remains to be seen.
www.forumswindows8.com is the biggest Windows 8 help and support forum, which provides help and a variety of Windows 8 tutorial articles that will help you get the most out of Microsoft Windows. It features the metro UI like Windows 8’s metro start screen and is the first Windows 8 support forum which has metro style. Any questions about Windows 8, visit www.forumswindows8.com.