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Money where your mouth is: Would you sit on MSFT stock on W8 Launch?

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  1. 1. Would you want to be sitting on Microsoft stock for the first 6 months after Windows 8 is released?

    • Yes
      31
    • No
      20
    • God No
      27
    • God yes
      29


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+warwagon    9,660

Here is a question I was thinking about. Pretend you currently had Microsoft stock. Would you want to be sitting on that stock when Windows 8 is released?

Windows 8 is the 1st version of windows that will not get put on my workstation out of the RTM gate. I even upgraded to Windows ME and to Vista.

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McKay    3,695

Probably not, Microsoft stock prices barely fluctuate.

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Quillz    883

Poll is missing the "God Yes" option.

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suprNOVA    126

Yeah, McKay's right, looked at a 10yr period and meh, they're just hanging out near 25-31. But then again..........who knows :rofl:

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Colin McGregor    569

I can't wait till W8 comes out so we don't need to see anymore of these stupid "MS Will Fail" threads. Warwagon you should just go back to pretending to be funny in the jokes section.

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+warwagon    9,660

I can't wait till W8 comes out so we don't need to see anymore of these stupid "MS Will Fail" threads. Warwagon you should just go back to pretending to be funny in the jokes section.

But what if it does fail? Then all you will see is "I told you so" threads :)

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Quillz    883

But what if it does fail? Then all you will see is "I told you so" threads :)

What if it doesn't fail?

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Colin McGregor    569

It won't fail. THeres nothing else to go to.

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+warwagon    9,660

What if it doesn't fail?

Then we will still see "I told you so thread" just from the other camp.

It won't fail. THeres nothing else to go to.

It could fail if customers that get Windows 8 on their new computer send it back to the OEM demanding they give them a machine with windows 7.

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I am Reid    45

yeah I don't think MS is the type of stock you dump money in to get a quick buck. They are a solid company that have a clear business plan and don't really swing for homeruns. I mean they try every now and then but they are mostly a consistent singles type of company. Sure they've had their highs and lows, but over the last 10 years they have been near the same price point.

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Quillz    883

It could fail if customers that get Windows 8 on their new computer send it back to the OEM demanding they give them a machine with windows 7.

Which is supposedly what happened with Vista and even that was technically a successful product, even though not on the same scale as 7/XP.

Like with Windows 95, which was also something almost completely new in its day, why don't we let people try it first before we just assume it's going to fail and be the end of Microsoft?

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xWhiplash    351

Which is supposedly what happened with Vista and even that was technically a successful product, even though not on the same scale as 7/XP.

Like with Windows 95, which was also something almost completely new in its day, why don't we let people try it first before we just assume it's going to fail and be the end of Microsoft?

Um maybe because Windows 95 was progress for the better?

To go from this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_3.1x

To this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_95

Is progress for the better. To go from what we have now to a similar 3.1 style of things is not progress at all. As I said before, having the freedom of having dozens of windows open and visible at once is what I need in a computer. Having so many monitoring and network activity windows open at once is essential. And do not give me the "oh just use the desktop mode in Windows 8". The fact is if I never ever use the metro UI, why do I need to see it in my face every damn day? I will just stick to Windows 7 thanks. I can be so much more productive with that OS than with Windows 8.

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FMH    715

GOD YES!!! :punk:

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The Teej    203

Haha God yes - especially with WP8 on its way combined with Microsoft Surface. Choo choo money train!!

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ahhell    1,306

It could fail if customers that get Windows 8 on their new computer send it back to the OEM demanding they give them a machine with windows 7.

2 things.

1. Those people are ****ing morons.

2. The odd person sending a machine back for stupid reasons will have ZERO affect. Millions of people will be running Win8 by the of the year.

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+warwagon    9,660

2 things.

1. Those people are ****ing morons.

2. The odd person sending a machine back for stupid reasons will have ZERO affect. Millions of people will be running Win8 by the of the year.

Why would they be morons?

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xWhiplash    351

Why would they be morons?

I do not understand either. I know a lot of people that would ask for Windows 7 again instead of using Windows 8. This is not like going from XP to Vista/7 where not that much has been changed (you still have a start menu and it operates very much the same as in XP except a scroll bar and a search).

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Matthew_Thepc    59

If I did any major stock trading, I would hold on to Microsoft stock because I think once Windows 8 comes out everything's just going to fall in place for consumers when they see the one-UI-for-everything approach Microsoft's taken. Sure, it might **** off the relatively small power-user community, but the majority of Microsoft's users are going to like it (and I do believe that even the power users will take Windows 8 tablets over iPads)

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Crisp    3,271

I tried buying stock once from MS, wouldn't let me because I'm not from the US. :(

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Matthew_Thepc    59

yeah I don't think MS is the type of stock you dump money in to get a quick buck. They are a solid company that have a clear business plan and don't really swing for homeruns. I mean they try every now and then but they are mostly a consistent singles type of company. Sure they've had their highs and lows, but over the last 10 years they have been near the same price point.

There was an article in the latest WIRED that was somewhat related to this; it basically said that Microsoft had been playing it safe for the past decade because they had all that anti-trust scrutiny, and now that the anti-trust cases are settled, Microsoft's started to take a lot more risks (like the Surface).

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Motoko.    435

I wouldn't sit on stock, period.

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Quillz    883

Um maybe because Windows 95 was progress for the better?

To go from this: http://en.wikipedia....ki/Windows_3.1x

To this: http://en.wikipedia....wiki/Windows_95

Is progress for the better. To go from what we have now to a similar 3.1 style of things is not progress at all.

That might be your viewpoint but it's not everyone's. I don't see Windows 8 as a downgrade in any way. Frankly, it's not really all that different to me at all. Time will tell if it's truly a step in the right direction or not, but Windows 8 is certainly attempting to introduce new behavior, much like Windows 95 did.

And don't forget how many people resisted Windows 95 when it was first released. Much like Win8 now, there were complaints, complaints, complaints about Windows 95. People who wanted Program Manager and File Manager to remain the default. People who wanted Windows 95 to look like this, function like that, etc.

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Wyn6    358

I currently own MS stock and am gonna buy Nokia soon. Should've bought at $1.70.

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Vice    1,594

I currently own MS stock and am gonna buy Nokia soon. Should've bought at $1.70.

I have a quicker way for you to waste money, send it to me.

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BajiRav    2,120

Knowing that MSFT stock doesn't move much, if I really wanted to "make money" - I will not put it in MSFT regardless of Windows 8. I will upgrade with $$ and hence money will be already spent even if I don't buy stock again. :/

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