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  1. #211


    Well stated! I predict that it will do well in the touch public sector and not the business sector, unless M$ adds the choice of UI.

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    MS are putting on a confident front - in spite of the reception .

    They have something up their sleeves.

    It might be they don't care about anything except getting some sort of toehold in the tablet market.

    It might be they have worked with oem's - incentives/guarantess/subsidies /who knows -to get some attractive devices out there

    They might also be throwing a vast amount at the marketing.

    If they get over 10% of the tablet market - perhaps that is what they are aiming for.

    There is some sense in that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    MS are putting on a confident front - in spite of the reception .

    They have something up their sleeves.

    It might be they don't care about anything except getting some sort of toehold in the tablet market.

    It might be they have worked with oem's - incentives/guarantess/subsidies /who knows -to get some attractive devices out there

    They might also be throwing a vast amount at the marketing.

    If they get over 10% of the tablet market - perhaps that is what they are aiming for.

    There is some sense in that.
    I agree with that. There is no question that Win8 is all about marketing.

    It could be thought of as a slightly improved core version of Win7, with a touch phone, tablet UI added; and aimed specifically at that market, with maybe notebook/laptop as a secondary goal.

    If they included a direct boot to desktop and legacy start menu, I'd be first in the queue to get one, just for the sake of having the various improvements it has in the OS programs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by poppa bear View Post

    If they included a direct boot to desktop and legacy start menu, I'd be first in the queue to get one, just for the sake of having the various improvements it has in the OS programs.
    This is what makes myself and many other MS loyalists HOPPING mad. The ease of making this possible is a literal snap with a few lines of code changes, but they supposedly are blatantly waving that middle finger in our faces insisting that we detour through METRO which on our desktops and laptops we have no want or need of.

    A GREAT way to LOSE future business that would have been GUARANTEED otherwise!

    I would bet that most MS users are NOT against Metro when it is used in the right context such as on tablets and phones which I would likely be buying but because of this issue with the desktop laptop environment I will take my business for phones and tablets elsewhere UNLESS MS relents.

    Of course I will also NEVER put my dollar into ANYTHING Apple, but the most likely recipient will be Linux Mint....I'll be donating to the orgs well.
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    It would be an automatic buy ...


    Quote Originally Posted by legacy7955 View Post
    This is what makes myself and many other MS loyalists HOPPING mad. The ease of making this possible is a literal snap with a few lines of code changes, but they supposedly are blatantly waving that middle finger in our faces insisting that we detour through METRO which on our desktops and laptops we have no want or need of.

    A GREAT way to LOSE future business that would have been GUARANTEED otherwise!
    It would be an automatic buy for businesses (who haven't upgraded to W7), if W8 was W7 with:
    • Improved security.
    • Improved speed.
    • Lower resource requirements.

    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot
    It would be saying, "Hey, we have a newer and faster version of Windows than Windows 7, but it looks the same and acts the same and does the same thing as before, but faster!"
    That's exactly what Business Managers, IT & Network Administrators want to hear.
    It means improved productivity and ROI.

    They don't want to hear:

    • "All of our staff are going to have to be retrained."
    • "We are going to need more staff for the Help desk."
    • "We are going to have to buy new touchscreen-compatible hardware."
    "Windows 8 Survey: Half Who Have Tried the OS Wouldn't Recommend It" - Page 10 - Windows 7 Forums

    Quote Originally Posted by legacy7955 View Post
    Of course I will also NEVER put my dollar into ANYTHING Apple, but the most likely recipient will be Linux Mint....I'll be donating to the orgs well.

    I already have a Ubuntu 10.04 install that I use occasionally.
    The latest versions have "jumped the shark" or "nuked the fridge".

    Some Linux distros are looking more viable everyday (e.g. Linux Mint, CentOS).
    Linux Mint 13 (MATE) looks quite promising.
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