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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Heck, Windows 8 has been called "The Longhorn Dream"....
    Considering how MS is sticking Metro up our rears if we want the other goodness of Windows 8, I think it is more appropriate to call it "The Longhorn Nightmare". Sad to say.

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  2. #32


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    Quote Originally Posted by legacy7955 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Heck, Windows 8 has been called "The Longhorn Dream"....
    Considering how MS is sticking Metro up our rears if we want the other goodness of Windows 8, I think it is more appropriate to call it "The Longhorn Nightmare". Sad to say.
    Probably, but Longhorn had a huge interface change that neither vista or 7 could match. 8 is the only one that has a hugely revamped UI and is pretty animated. The metro part isn't that bad, you just use it, work with it, and knead it to how you use a PC.

    I bet there will be backlash for this.....
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    By going after the lucrative mobile computing device market, MS hopes to sell more copies of Windows 8. They can't get too many office users to upgrade to 8, but THEY CAN GET DESKTOP OWNERS TO BUY TABLET COMPUTERS. Vista failed to get people to rush out and buy new computers they didn't need, but 8 might do it.

    And since people will become more accustomed to 8, and having 8 on all your devices makes it easier to transfer programs and information, people with desktops will then start buying 8 to replace 7.

    And thus. Ladies and Gentlemen, MS will make big profits by selling extra copies of Windows 8.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vince53 View Post
    Bu gong after the lucrative mobile computing device market, MS hopes to sell more copies of Windows 8. They can't get too many office users to upgrade to 8, but THEY CAN GET DESKTOP OWNERS TO BUY TABLET COMPUTERS. Vista failed to get people to rush out and buy new computers they didn't need, but 8 might do it.

    And since people will become more accustomed to 8, and having 8 on all your devices makes it easier to transfer programs and information, people with desktops will then start buying 8 to replace 7.

    And thus. Ladies and Gentlemen, MS will make big profits by selling extra copies of Windows 8.
    And not only that, you become more accustom to metro design and you might end up buying a Windows Phone. And if you want better entertainment those two don't offer, you might end up buying an Xbox with its metro design interface. All three devices all work together hand in hand, and Microsoft just made money. And if you don't buy a Windows Phone, you might end up having to pay for an Xbox SmartGlass app on your phone. Clever.
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  5. #35


    By George, Coke, you and I have figured out Microsoft's plan!

    There's a good chance that it will work, too.
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  6. #36


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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Vince53 View Post
    Bu gong after the lucrative mobile computing device market, MS hopes to sell more copies of Windows 8. They can't get too many office users to upgrade to 8, but THEY CAN GET DESKTOP OWNERS TO BUY TABLET COMPUTERS. Vista failed to get people to rush out and buy new computers they didn't need, but 8 might do it.

    And since people will become more accustomed to 8, and having 8 on all your devices makes it easier to transfer programs and information, people with desktops will then start buying 8 to replace 7.

    And thus. Ladies and Gentlemen, MS will make big profits by selling extra copies of Windows 8.
    And not only that, you become more accustom to metro design and you might end up buying a Windows Phone. And if you want better entertainment those two don't offer, you might end up buying an Xbox with its metro design interface. All three devices all work together hand in hand, and Microsoft just made money. And if you don't buy a Windows Phone, you might end up having to pay for an Xbox SmartGlass app on your phone. Clever.
    One problem with this is that MS will have pissed off a lot of desktop users and that will LOSE them those sales. Now if they were just smart enough to give desktop users the choice of UI as default they might get to have their cake and eat it too.
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    Yea. You two are brilliant.....
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  8. #38


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Yea. You two are brilliant.....
    Well, yes, but we struggle to be humble about it.
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  9. #39


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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Vince53 View Post
    Bu gong after the lucrative mobile computing device market, MS hopes to sell more copies of Windows 8. They can't get too many office users to upgrade to 8, but THEY CAN GET DESKTOP OWNERS TO BUY TABLET COMPUTERS. Vista failed to get people to rush out and buy new computers they didn't need, but 8 might do it.

    And since people will become more accustomed to 8, and having 8 on all your devices makes it easier to transfer programs and information, people with desktops will then start buying 8 to replace 7.

    And thus. Ladies and Gentlemen, MS will make big profits by selling extra copies of Windows 8.
    And not only that, you become more accustom to metro design and you might end up buying a Windows Phone. And if you want better entertainment those two don't offer, you might end up buying an Xbox with its metro design interface. All three devices all work together hand in hand, and Microsoft just made money. And if you don't buy a Windows Phone, you might end up having to pay for an Xbox SmartGlass app on your phone. Clever.

    Hi there

    A Windows phone --now that's an idea that is going nowhere -- I say this NOT because W8 is horrible for phones --it isn't at all but the AVAILABLE PHONES themselves are horrible.

    Who in their right mind would even LOOK at a Nokia phone any more (they will use windows) -- much less actually BUY one.

    There are only 3 players in the phone game any more who make desirable products.

    Apple with the "infamous" iPhone, Samsung and HTC. We all know that the chance of an Iphone using Windows is even slimmer than Iceland winning the 2014 World Cup in Brazil !!!

    Samsung and HTC both use Android --and the latest release of android (ICS / 4.0.x) is quite passable. Future releases will only get better too.

    Blackberry's are a declining market as well. I think they've totally pulled out of the consumer retail market as well so we can ignore those areas as ripe for W8.

    So it leaves only Poor old Nokia -- no future there I'm afraid.

    I think Ms you've missed the boat with this one.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Probably, but Longhorn had a huge interface change that neither vista or 7 could match. 8 is the only one that has a hugely revamped UI and is pretty animated. The metro part isn't that bad, you just use it, work with it, and knead it to how you use a PC.

    I bet there will be backlash for this.....

    I was at a presention in Redmond in 2003 where we were shown the target capabilities for Longhorn - Vista didn't come close to them. Win 7 is pretty close. MS dropped the ball for 18 months and then took two more years to produce Vista. and another 3 to produce Win7

    Win 8's interface was nowhere in the Longhorn presentation - but tablet PC's running XP were all over the convention center.
    Touch screens are nothing new. The easy availability and low price of them is.
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