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Windows 8 stirs little interest: poll

AP, SAN FRANCISCO

Jim Beske, 43, of West Fargo, North Dakota, won’t be waiting long to install Windows 8 on the home computer he bought a year ago. He already has seen how Windows 8 works in his job as a network engineer, and he considers it to be a nice improvement.

“They have made it much simpler,’’ Beske said. “I don’t know about the tiling so much; that’s something I think younger people will like more, but once people get in front of it, I think they will understand it.”

Windows 8 could also appeal to consumers who still don’t own a home computer. The AP-GfK survey found 22 percent of all adults fall into this category, including 30 percent with households whose incomes fall below US$50,000 annually.

Beske is among a growing group who use both Microsoft and Apple products. Besides his Windows computer, he also loves his iPad.

Most survey respondents liked both Apple and Microsoft. Fifty-nine percent said they had favorable impressions of Apple versus 58 percent for Microsoft.

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