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  1. #11


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    So all you're worried about is the interface, and you sit here everyday complaining over that. On top of that you want the rest of the world to think the same as you do and Microsoft to bend because you don't like the interface. Wow.
    I really hope you get what you want.
    To that, I would repeat this: "Windows 8 is a tablet OS, no business will bother with it [even Microsoft have admitted that], desktop users seem to overwhelmingly dislike it, and, to cap it all, Apple have already cornered the entire tablet market.

    The question then remains, who are Microsoft trying to sell this odd hybrid to?"

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  2. #12


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    Quote Originally Posted by HPDeskjet View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    I'm a PC and a Tablet and a phone.
    Me too, and that's what makes it all so annoying. Different devices for different tasks. One OS cannot rule them all.
    Maybe, maybe not, if you believe Tim Cook, not. But I think the guy is an idiot, and I do believe and I do hope Microsoft can pull this off. I really think we'll all be a lot better off if they can, if they can't, forget about Microsoft in the future and start buying Apple shares.
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  3. #13


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    Quote Originally Posted by HPDeskjet View Post
    So all you're worried about is the interface, and you sit here everyday complaining over that. On top of that you want the rest of the world to think the same as you do and Microsoft to bend because you don't like the interface. Wow.
    I really hope you get what you want.
    To that, I would repeat this: "Windows 8 is a tablet OS, no business will bother with it [even Microsoft have admitted that], desktop users seem to overwhelmingly dislike it, and, to cap it all, Apple have already cornered the entire tablet market.

    The question then remains, who are Microsoft trying to sell this odd hybrid to?"
    Dont believe for one minute that Apple has got the tablet market cornered, sure its got a big market, but if Micosoft can get Windows 8 on tablets at a reasonable price, I'm absolutely positive that it will grab a huge chunk of the market.
    I actually have the latest iPad, its a good little machine, but its a very crippled OS and feels very childlike. When the new Win8 tablets come out at a reasonable price, my iPad will be on Ebay in a flash.
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  4. #14


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    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HPDeskjet View Post
    So all you're worried about is the interface, and you sit here everyday complaining over that. On top of that you want the rest of the world to think the same as you do and Microsoft to bend because you don't like the interface. Wow.
    I really hope you get what you want.
    To that, I would repeat this: "Windows 8 is a tablet OS, no business will bother with it [even Microsoft have admitted that], desktop users seem to overwhelmingly dislike it, and, to cap it all, Apple have already cornered the entire tablet market.

    The question then remains, who are Microsoft trying to sell this odd hybrid to?"
    Dont believe for one minute that Apple has got the tablet market cornered, sure its got a big market, but if Micosoft can get Windows 8 on tablets at a reasonable price, I'm absolutely positive that it will grab a huge chunk of the market.
    I actually have the latest iPad, its a good little machine, but its a very cripple OS and feels very childlike. When the new Win8 tablets come out at a reasonable price, my iPad will be on Ebay in a flash.
    would be nice but the list price for windows 8 tablets make ipads look cheap.
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  5. #15


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    If Apple's iOS looks childlike, then visually speaking Windows Metro is the Fisher Price of operating systems. Okay, Apple has approx. 57.4% market share of tablets sold. Kindle is also well established. Windows Metro is just Windows Phone all over again. They have joined the party far too late to make any significant inroads in to it. Oh, and what is Microsoft Windows Phone worldwide market share again? Ah, yes, 1.9% worldwide. A drop of 27% compared to a year ago. Lookin' good for good 'ol Windows 8 then.
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  6. #16


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    @gaz9496,"would be nice but the list price for windows 8 tablets make ipads look cheap". Yes, but dont forget Windows 8 is a full blown OS not an iPod leftover.
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  7. #17


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    Quote Originally Posted by HPDeskjet View Post
    If Apple's iOS looks childlike, then visually speaking Windows Metro is the Fisher Price of operating systems. Okay, Apple has approx. 57.4% market share of tablets sold. Kindle is also well established. Windows Metro is just Windows Phone all over again. They have joined the party far too late to make any significant inroads in to it. Oh, and what is Microsoft Windows Phone worldwide market share again? Ah, yes, 1.9% worldwide. A drop of 27% compared to a year ago. Lookin' good for good 'ol Windows 8 then.
    Sorry, but last time I looked Windows phone has 4% of the world market, 6% in Germany and is beating Apple in China at 7% against iPhone 6% with a much later start.
    You cant say they're too late to the party, you can never say that, have a look at RIM and Nokia.

    I actually think when Apollo comes out you'll see avery large uptake.
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  8. #18


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    The main problem for Microsoft, RIM , Nokia and all other manufacturers is this: Your average punter wants an Apple device, in the west it's a status symbol. Anything else you may care to buy is considered 2nd class by your peers. It's as simple as that. Your average consumer thinks that way. No matter how better another operating system may be it does not interest them, especially if we are talking about the tablet and mobile markets. Apple is a prestige symbol, people aspire to owning Apple products, and, it's a prestige symbol that Microsoft will never achieve, however hard it may try.

    WIndows 8 under the bonnet is a good OS. Just give me the option to circumvent the annoying Metro start screen when I'm on a desktop. It doesn't have to be stripped out, just give me the damned option. How difficult can it be for a company to get it's head around that? Pig headed stubbornness from the Microsoft Windows 8 in house fascist fanbois, that's what this all about.
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  9. #19


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    Quote Originally Posted by HPDeskjet View Post
    The main problem for Microsoft, RIM , Nokia and all other manufacturers is this: Your average punter wants an Apple device, in the west it's a status symbol. Anything else you may care to buy is considered 2nd class by your peers. It's as simple as that. Your average consumer thinks that way. No matter how better another operating system may be it does not interest them, especially if we are talking about the tablet and mobile markets. Apple is a prestige symbol, people aspire to owning Apple products, and, it's a prestige symbol that Microsoft will never achieve, however hard it may try.
    Sorry Deskjet, wrong again, Samsung is beating the iPhone on the world market on its own(by a healthy margin) let alone the rest of Android phones. Also a lot of people are ditching their iPhones, its not the Belle of the Ball it once was.
    Android hasnt done too well in the tablet market, and I think this is where Microsoft will shine. I could be totally wrong about all this, but I've seen all this coming for quite sometime and I think Microsoft is on the right track.
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  10. #20


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    Windows 8 Pro 64-bit, Windows 7 SP1 64-bit, Windows XP SP3 32-bit


    Sorry Deskjet, wrong again, Samsung is beating the iPhone on the world market on its own(by a healthy margin) let alone the rest of Android phones. Also a lot of people are ditching their iPhones, its not the Belle of the Ball it once was.
    Android hasnt done too well in the tablet market, and I think this is where Microsoft will shine. I could be totally wrong about all this, but I've seen all this coming for quite sometime and I think Microsoft is on the right track.
    They may be ditching their iPhones, however, and let's be honest, they are not ditching them in droves for a Samsung with Windows Phone on it are they. Not in any significant numbers. Make mine a Samsung Ice Cream Sandwich is more like it.

    Anyway, I'm off to bed now. I'm sure this discussion will continue.
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