Originally Posted by majjo
Are you saying that anyone with a differing opinion can't post here?
what do you
hope to accomplish? Do you want to drive out anyone with a differing opinion such that the only discussions here are "Yes, I agree!" and "Exactly!"?
The article is about Windows 8. Why can't someone who is interested in Windows 8 post in the discussion then? Certainly it's not off topic. Sure, his opinions go against the grain here, but he hasn't resorted to trolling nor have his posts been seriously off topic, so what is the issue with him posting here?
As for the bias here, you don't have to go much further than a few DED articles to realize how heavily the spin is, and how much misinformation is actually presented.
You are correct!
Unfortunately, the way to make headway with a [given] hostile audience os to "convince them" not "confront them".
BTW, my first MS sale was MS BASIC on a chadless tape for an Altair in 1979.
Here's the way I see it shaking out.
-- MS has a desktop OS (the most popular 400 million whatever)
-- Apple has a desktop OS - something [a lot] less than 400 million
-- MS has a mobile OS ~ 0 acceptance, but good reviews
-- Apple has a mobile OS with about 150-200 million users
-- Android has a Mobile OS with about 100-150 million users
Of these, only MS and Apple can cross-pollinate desktop--->mobile--->desktop.
The mobile--->desktop is key, IMO!
Apple has already shown that OS X == iOS == OS X && OS X Apps == iOS Apps == OS X apps.
Only MS can challenge that... but they are late (maybe too late) and they won't...
Sinofski [sic] has the right idea, but Ballmer/Gates/MS Legacy success will not let them do that -- they are all about protecting the status quo.
So, in the 2014 timeframe, we'll have WP apps, SS apps, Preso apps... music and video creation apps...
They will all run (for better or worse) on any screen we have: phone; mp3 player, tablet, mobile/laptop/desktop computer, TV...
Who's gpnna' take you there?