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Conspiracy thought of the day...

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    Conspiracy thought of the day...


    What if Windows 8 was intentionally designed to be the way it was? As in, some user test groups were reported to all have had a negative response to Windows 8's UI, so why would Microsoft not change that before release?

    Why? Lighting doesn't strike twice.

    Windows 7 is and was Microsoft's fastest and best selling Windows version of all time. That's an accomplishment in itself and something that can't be replicated. vista was such an awful and poorly received OS that left people waiting for a good Windows OS for several years. Once that happened, 7, everyone loved it immediately and switched and upgraded to that.

    So back to 8, could it have been intentionally flawed to be warmly received only to give way for Windows 9? We already know Microsoft is going to be actively listen to feedback (remember the "Windows 7 was my idea?") and develop much more features and changes to the OS, both Desktop and modern UI, so that 9 is an awesome OS that will make 8 haters fall in line for 9 and xp holdouts be fine with 9 and mine some 7 marketshare for 9.

    Also, it could also reemphasize the "good, bad, good, bad" pattern of Windows releases.

    What if?....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    What if?....
    Who knows what goes on behind the wallets of the 'high rollers'!?
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    If manager says, it has to be like this, it will, regardless what customers want, like in work, Nonsense prevails.
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    I think That's a very good thought as it seams windows 9 is on the threshold of something new and amazing from which Microsoft needed to, by means of windows 8, to shift more attention to windows 9 to make it really successful ecosystem across many kinds of devices instead of just the desktop/laptop computers.

    While I'm sure windows 7 and 8 are future resilient operating systems, they are in-fact just a stepping stone to windows 9 ecosystem and it would seam the only thing that could slow down the development of the ecosystem is if people stagnate on the stepping stones, this would hurt the rapped pace and movement forward for Microsoft future.
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    Makes sense....
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    Quote Originally Posted by n0th1n9 View Post
    I think That's a very good thought as it seams windows 9 is on the threshold of something new and amazing from which Microsoft needed to, by means of windows 8, to shift more attention to windows 9 to make it really successful ecosystem across many kinds of devices instead of just the desktop/laptop computers.
    But even though we are close to 9 releasing, I'm still not excited about anything. Have they shown us anything or come up with something truly revolutionary? If it's just a better working Windows 8, then whatever. Where is the type, heck all I heard this week was all the gaga apple release stuff. My response to Apple this week...yawn!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by n0th1n9 View Post
    I think That's a very good thought as it seams windows 9 is on the threshold of something new and amazing from which Microsoft needed to, by means of windows 8, to shift more attention to windows 9 to make it really successful ecosystem across many kinds of devices instead of just the desktop/laptop computers.
    But even though we are close to 9 releasing, I'm still not excited about anything. Have they shown us anything or come up with something truly revolutionary? If it's just a better working Windows 8, then whatever. Where is the type, heck all I heard this week was all the gaga apple release stuff. My response to Apple this week...yawn!
    For a company that has had notorious software and detail leakage in its history, the upcoming release of Windows 9 and Windows Phone 9 have got to be the most driest rumor wells I've ever seen in recent years. The only thing we've had is a post Windows 8 build that had nothing, literally nothing to it along with speculation. That's it. Comparing this to the iphone 6, the surprise was already ruined weeks in advanced.

    I agree, I think it's cute apple is putting technology in the iphone 6 that Windows Phone and android have had for two years now. OIS optics? Phesh! My phone was doing that before it was cool! The watch? I've never even worn a wrist watch in my life and don't intend on doing so now.

    But anyways, it's best to wait it out for twenty days, then Microsoft will give us all a bone to nibble on with the Technical Preview of Windows 9.
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    I do agree Apple is often late to the table with technologies, like NFC. But if Apple payments really take off, it will be the first time that NFC has really been put to its intended use. So,people will go wild for Apple and their technology.
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    The question remains whether Apple can get retailers to turn on the NFC machines.

    Some big merchants remain skeptical. Reed Luhtanen, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Wal-Mart's senior director of payments strategy confirmed consumers won't be able to buy things at the world's largest retailer with Apple Pay.

    Best Buy and Wal-Mart are instead backing a retailer-owned mobile technology group called Merchant Customer Exchange, which also counts Target Corp. among its members.
    Source

    Apple may get their Apple Pay off the ground, but it really won’t get anywhere without big retailers whether B&M or online. Google doesn’t seem to be making headway with Google Wallet. It does amaze me how Apple gets trends and fashions going even being late in the game, though.
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