Originally Posted by Relic
Oh that's because Microsoft makes the best software in the world. Apple can only dream of having such talented individuals working for them. Windows 8.1 only proves without a doubt that Apple has lost the OS wars. The shear amount of technology that is in this OS could never be duplicated by anyone, especially Apple. They should just role over and die, excepting defeat.
You seem rather upset at Apple? Why? If it weren't for Apple, Microsoft wouldn't have anyone to copy and when they don't copy Apple, they come up with Windows 8 and RT. At the rate Windows 8/RT adoption is going, it will take 10 years for them to have 100% adoption if they don't come out with any other major updates.
The problem Microsoft has is getting people off of an old OS to a newer version unless they threaten to discontinue support. Microsoft has lost their edge, especially in the tablet market, which for many people is all they really need.
The "shear amount of technology....." Oh, OK, you mean a bunch of useless features? I used to sell Windows computers to corporate and government accounts for many years and have used them side by side with Apples. I got my work done on the Mac and usually had nothing but various issues with Windows. WIndows just makes the user's life more miserable, which is why I'm practically Microsoft free. If it weren't for Office, I wouldn't have any real reason to use Microsoft anything.
You just need to blanket of security of the Windows user base to make yourself feel superior. That's typical of Windows users.
I'm still trying to figure out if Windows is so great, why is about 25% Apple Mac purchases being done by Windows switchers? Why are there so many Windows users buying iPads and iPhones? Is it because WIndows is superior? Heck, Microsoft has to heavily discount the WIndows Surface RT tablets because no one wants to use them. Pretty pathetic.
"Roll over and die"? is that your sediment? You might need to seek some psychiatric help. That's a pretty severe attitude. Is it based on the fact that Microsoft is becoming less relevant as iPads are taking over the Enterprise and Education market? The airline industry is implementing IPads instead of traditional flight manuals and books. They find it a great easy to use platform. The Medical industry is switching to using IPads because they are easy to use, carry around and they save a lot of money rather than having to use traditional PCs. That must torque you off. Or how about the restaurant and retail stores that are implementing more and more iPhones and iPads to replace PC cash register systems. That must completely make you upset. Deal with it. Apple's getting their fair share of the computing industry.
What's funny is that Apple was making PCs before IBM and IBM sold off. Compaq sold off. HP has been wanting to sell off their PC business because there's no profit in it. It seems that every time I turn around another PC mfg is reporting low profits. so what is Microsoft going to do? Start making their own PCs and completely piss off their OEM customers? And what are they going to do for Windows 9? Change the GUI yet again?
enjoy your PCs. We'll enjoy our Macs and yeah, we can run WIndows if we really need to.