As soon as I saw Windows 8, I immediately thought this is the future, maybe it's because I'm straddled across Android, IOS and Windows, 3 Ecosystems what a pain in the bum. Surely it's got be easier to have one.
Maybe we'll only have one ecosystem, Apples, with its $1000 128GB iPod.
The point here is that it doesn't matter how good some product is or what it's shortfalls may be, things are changing rapidly in how people use computers. Windows 8 could be the Rolls Royce of OSes, but most people simply don't care. I was at a 50th birthday party last night and the number of my friends that had bought an iPad this year truly amazed me, which is why I can't see Windows RT providing anything special to the ecosystem. It might excite some tech heads, but for the average Joe it's a case of 'Meh?'
Last edited by Ray8; 02 Feb 2013 at 21:19.
They need a 2 hour class to teach them how to crop a picture and forget such advanced apps like video editing or uploading videos to YouTube. A half a dozen icons or buttons is the most they can manage.
I was teaching so called 'advanced' classes at the club. That was to e.g. show them how to create a data partition or make an image. It was too much for most of them. Only a few hardliners could follow.
Ray, I think you to be grasping for straws here. The general population of consumers thinks Google is a search engine and nothing else but. Brain burned and tagged by what they started out as.
They surely don't know that Android is a phone OS, but rather a model of a phone. Again, brain burned. And what's more is that they surely don't know what the Chrome OS is and probably couldn't care less. Chrome ain't happening any more than any other cloud-centric or cloud-based OS. At least by the general public.
What are they brain burned with when they hear or read the name Microsoft? -> The good old familiar operating system that's preinstalled on various OEM machines and devices they've been buying for a long time.
What the hell is OSX again?.....
The general public doesn't really care what the OS is; when they hear Android phone, all they understand is that it's capable of cool things and is not an iPhone. The same goes for Android tablets vs iPads. When many people hear Microsoft, the thoughts aren't always complementary. Also, people don't care about OSX, they understand Apple Mac.
I'm not grasping at anything here, just pointing out that this is not an easy road for Microsoft. They need to tread carefully and not forget '...the good old familiar...'.
And Ray you don't have to be a tech head to enjoy Windows 8 it's the simplest OS Microsoft has ever bought out, if my wife can learn it in 5 minutes anybody can do it in two.(I hope she never reads this, but it's true).