Orange Battery, on 24 January 2013 - 18:42, said:
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.
Windows 8 is all to do with trying to maintain an old business model that is no longer relevant.
Windows historically released new operating systems, with lots of new features whic required hardware upgrades (memory, CPU etc).
Hardware manufacturers were happy, Microsoft was happy, Users were happy.
The Windows matured. There aren't any new whiz bang features that people want. 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 7 came along and was fast/clean and allowed everyone who had been suckered into Vista, and even those still running XP to upgrade to a fast and reliable OS with no problems.
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??)
Nope - sorry Microsoft, people don't want touch on their desktops/laptops. Its slow, cumbersome, error prone and they are quite happy with their exisiting hardware.
You've totally lost the plot, thinking you can take a mobile phone O/S with no ability to connect mouse/keyboard or high res multiple monitors and transplant that to a highly productive, intuitive, desktop environment.
Little wonder you have failed.
As above, the people at Microsoft who thought this up need to be sacked. Sinofsky is a good start, Now get rid of the rest of the deadwood.
AJerman, on 24 January 2013 - 18:53, said:
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
I was going to buy the Lumia 920, but after seeing the issues with the O/S (reboots/lack of apps)and poor quality hardware (speaker noises, buttons that don't work), I've decided to give it a miss.
It's also a message to Microsoft about Windows 8, even though it no doubt works reasonably on a mobile phone, I'm not going to support it, due to the fact that they are trying to shove it down my (desktop/laptop) throat.
No Choice=No sale