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Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:21
Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:28
Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:32
That relaunch is going to fall flat on it's face, starting Feb Win8 goes back to full price! how exactly is that going to help sales? and encourage more people to upgrade? me thinks MS didn't think things through on that one...
Posted 25 January 2013 - 12:17
Posted 25 January 2013 - 13:08
Am I the only one who doesnt want/need touch controls on a desktop pc or laptop?
Posted 25 January 2013 - 23:59
I don't believe just one source, I'm just bored of seeing the same Microsoft Defense Force members jumping to attention.
Posted 26 January 2013 - 00:17
I think MS need to seriously question the people behind Win 8. Actually, I think the powers that be, need to seriously question themselves as they allowed this to happen, following the mess with Vista marketing. Windows 8 could have been a huge success, a Windows 7 with enhancements plus the touch UI if required... instead they tried to tell the educated consumer what they need.
I am so happy that they failed. I really like MS hardware and software but i think they need this wake up call.
I always find it amusing when someone mentions the success of Windows Phone considering Microsoft hasn't gained any market share in almost a year
Posted 26 January 2013 - 02:57
Vista tried to make everyone go out and spend more money by releasing a CPU/memory hungry O/S but with pretty much ZERO new features. It failed miserably.
Win 8 comes along, again trying to get people to spend more money by basically forcing people to buy new "touch" hardware (its worked in the past - right??)
Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:05
Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:13
So wait, Microsoft was expecting that Windows 8 would only be a success if they could get the manufacturers on their side? Ok, that in itself can make sense, but if your whole plan relies on that then why not discuss the hardware guidelines with them so that an agreement can be reached? From the sounds of it such a discussion wasn't had and instead Microsoft thought the manufacturers would just roll with it.
Posted 26 January 2013 - 04:03
Posted 26 January 2013 - 19:48
The same things were probably said of laptops years ago. "Oh no, we can't let "everyday people" have the ability to move their computers around!!!"
Funny, like any delicate piece of electronic equipment, people learned to handle them properly. Sure, if you're careless, you'll pay the price. Otherwise, not a big deal.
Have you seem some of the torture test the Surface has gone through? Hell, folks can get an OtterBox if they're that worried.
How often do you seen busted kiosks? I've never seen any. My school has a couple dozen or so throughout campus. The local mall even has a few, and I've never seen one that was broken.