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Windows RT: Failure?

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    Windows RT: Failure?


    Will Windows RT work, and the x64 architecture rule or RT win the race?
    Mac OS X will become superior if MS chooses the wrong idea.

    I love Microsofts idea of the future.
    I do enjoy my x64 Intel PC more than the RT edition. I think it may be timing.

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    Is there someone here aside of Coke, who is not thinking that MS already fail. They fail few years ago when they lost the search engine battle. Google already purchase Motorola, what will stop them to purchase Nokia ?
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    Microsoft was late in the search engine battle so they never lost to Google, losing to Google would mean they were once the top search engine and lost out. Although Bing is long way off in market share from Google they are still the 2nd most used search engine. Bing's market percentage has been slowly climbing monthly and Googles has slowly been declining. Although it's not by much the trend has been this way for a couple of years already.
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    They were late to the browser.
    They were late with tabbed browsing.
    They were late with the zune.
    They were late with using non admin accounts.
    They are late to the tablet market.

    They did however succeed with the Xbox.
    They make good ergo keyboards and mice.
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    You think Bing was the first Microsoft Search Engine ? Google was officially found in 1998 , in 1998 Micrsoft already have MSN Search

    Bill Gates in 2003 told one of his executives, "These Google guys, they want to be billionaires and rock stars and go to conferences and all that. Let's see if they still want to run the business in two or three years."

    Near 10 years later, Bill what do you think of android phones ?



    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    They did however succeed with the Xbox.
    .


    And what if Google purchase Nintendo ?
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    Who gives a crap if Nintendo is purchased. I have a wii and its for my 5 year old. It's the most overrated game system of all time.

    I really like my 360, it's the console I game on 90 percent of the time and use for hbogo. My ps3 gets about 9.9 percent of gaming, but all of my blu Ray and Netflix watching. My Wii gathers dust. I've not games on it more than about 5 hours. Total bollocks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    Is there someone here aside of Coke, who is not thinking that MS already fail. They fail few years ago when they lost the search engine battle. Google already purchase Motorola, what will stop them to purchase Nokia ?
    Technically, Bing is a VERY distant second to google.
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    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post

    And what if Google purchase Nintendo ?
    This can't be done. I think this decision was really stupid.
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    What is Bing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    They were late to the browser.
    They were late with tabbed browsing.
    They were late with the zune.
    They were late with using non admin accounts.
    They are late to the tablet market.

    They did however succeed with the Xbox.
    They make good ergo keyboards and mice.
    I'm going to refute as that seems to be my stereotype....

    IE is currently the most used browser across the different Windows platforms. Current IE 10 is king until google updates chrome after a few updates.

    Zune was FAR too late to the market. 2006 was a bad year to chose an mp3 player release, 2003 would had been more appropriate. Now, it's been rebooted to Xbox Music, the app is questionable and being from Microsoft, still a work in progress as January will bring new updates to it. But content wise it's real nice.

    Don't know how this can be refuted.

    Actually, funny you say they were late to the tablet market....
    Click image for larger version

    Not only that, Microsoft developed Windows 3.11 for pen computing, which was basically tablet computing with a stylus.

    Xbox is king, has been for a straight 22 months.

    Their keyboards are real decent, mice are as well.

    Windows Phone was technically late to the party, but Windows Mobile was a decent smartphone platform LONG before apple really had a good streak going. The iphone more or less made the smartphone a commonplace device when it was used mostly for business pros.

    Microsoft was late to the party, sometimes fashionably late, sometimes when the party already climaxed and fizzled out. Microsoft has set their goal to beat apple at EVERY turn and blow up every rock that apple considers touching. Which makes the possibility of them building a Surface Phone, a Surface AIO, and even building an Xbox Surface tablet. This also made them expand the Xbox as a cable box and multimedia center for the living room outside of just gaming. This may also make them use the Kinect for more than gaming, which is being done for Windows 8 apps, and possibly using it as an total hand gesture input device for the PC. Overall, though sometimes late, they end up with a good portfolio of winners.

    REFUTED!
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