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post #41 of 49
Beside Windows 8 being a lousy OS. Has anyone noticed how bad the ads are pushing the Surface or whatever they call it. Who thought those ads were good? Break-dancing on desks and snapping fingers, jeeze terrible.
post #42 of 49
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Originally Posted by bdkennedy1 View Post

I'm a tech guy. I have met no one that like Windows 8. I've even been paid to downgrade peoples new laptops from Windows 8 to Windows 7. Microsoft can't see outside of Ballmer's bubble.

ion.

It demonstrates how brilliant is MSFT marketing strategy : on thse machines, the customer has bought and paid two OS to finally use one !
post #43 of 49

If there is no Microsoftoffice on iPad by the end of month I will have to get a surface tab :(

post #44 of 49
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Windows 8 has proven to be an extremely versatile computing environment, as it's exponentially more capable, versatile, and touch-friendly (read: Future Proof) than anything that has ever come before.

 

To. Each. Their. Own.

 

Then you should thank Apple for creating the iPad and forcing Microsoft to recognise the touch UI, to the detriment of their desktop OS UI.

 

When exactly will this thanking be occurring?

 

I'd like to observe it. 1wink.gif

post #45 of 49
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Originally Posted by Apple v. Samsung View Post

If there is no Microsoftoffice on iPad by the end of month I will have to get a surface tab :(

 

It's okay.

 

They have a cream for that now.

 

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post #46 of 49

FIRESALE.

post #47 of 49
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Tivo/DVR is your friend... fast forward... :)

 

 

I am with you on that.  Been IT for over nearly 2 decades.  And even I hate win8... Had one of my lawyers take back his PC and went and got a MAC, he hated it that much only after 3 day's.  Also, Stardock does make a nice little program that puts the start button back with it's old win7 menu.  Major item to make it bareable to work on 8 when you have to.  Just sayin...

 

Topic - And who did not see this coming?  Well besides them?  I mean it was not rocket science, hell it was not even checkers, and the still got it wrong.  When you only have ad's that show nothing of the product, it's details, or any other tech spec's, you really expect to sell it?  Your not Apple... oh wait, they actually give you the details, and when they say a 64GB system they really mean 64GBish usable.  

 

Spelling alert:

days, its (twice in this case), ads and specs should not have apostrophes.

You're (spelt Your above) should.

 

I'm just old fashioned ... 

post #48 of 49
To think at the 10.8 price variance apple has it, except there's are different OS all updated from device, featuring $20 vs free vs. windows to high to count vs $130 yet exact same OS.
post #49 of 49
The last sentence of the lead graph on WSJ reads "people familiar with the situation said." was this a janitor within earshot of what he thought to be an OEM price negotiation phone call? was it one of the guys making the call? we don't know. Interestingly, all the crap about the Apple iWatch, iTV and such being announced "within the month or so" that we have been hearing since before Steve Jobs died were credited the same way, "people familiar with the situation..."

I don't believe much out of the WSJ on this topic, their tech coverage team, led by Mossberg, have wet dreams about apple and absolutely adore everything they make, so logically, the chance to trash MS with anonymous sources is just too tempting to pass up. Am I questioning Mossberg's credibility? Absolutely not, I am simply saying he has no credibility to question, nor does Dave Pogue at the NY Times.

I am a windows 8 user, I also own a Nexus 7, an ipad 2 (bought like 2 years ago when it launched) a MacBook (4 years old at this point but I still use and enjoy it as a coffee table PC in the living room) and have been an iphone user from 2007 to last year when I switched to windows phone. The fact is, Windows 8 is a great platform, but the tile interface is missing a bit of functionality because it is immature. I was far too young to remember how it happened in the 80s with Windows catching up and passing the Mac, outside of what I read in history books, but give it a year or two and we may just see history repeat itself.
Edited by a_greer - 3/9/13 at 3:31pm
You can't quantify how much I don't care -- Bob Kevoian of the Bob and Tom Show.
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You can't quantify how much I don't care -- Bob Kevoian of the Bob and Tom Show.
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