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Microsoft training staff to explain Windows 8 versus RT

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    MS are releasing two very different products - they have made them look very similar and given them similar names.

    It's always somebody else's fault, isn't it?
    Ok, by your logic people should find it difficult to distinguish between Obama and Osama ??!!! And if people do, whose fault is it??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arpan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    MS are releasing two very different products - they have made them look very similar and given them similar names.

    It's always somebody else's fault, isn't it?
    Ok, by your logic people should find it difficult to distinguish between Obama and Osama ??!!! And if people do, whose fault is it??
    Bingo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by R0bR View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    MS are releasing two very different products - they have made them look very similar and given them similar names.

    It's always somebody else's fault, isn't it?
    Yamaha sells various models of AV Receivers, a couple of them look almost identical except for the model numbers. Consumer buys one thinking he's getting 7 channel surround but infact it only has 5 channel surround, he purchased the wrong model. I suppose by your thinking it's Yamaha's fault? Or perhaps it was the sales man who failed to educate the consumer?
    Yeah but none of those models include a tuner, which when you get it home you find out only plays satellite radio and not am/fm. A consumer will not expect that Windows won't run any of their Windows apps. Probably would not even cross their mind to ask. When my wife bought a new car a few months ago, we never asked whether it could go fast enough to reach highway speeds....certain things you just assume.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by R0bR View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    MS are releasing two very different products - they have made them look very similar and given them similar names.

    It's always somebody else's fault, isn't it?
    Yamaha sells various models of AV Receivers, a couple of them look almost identical except for the model numbers. Consumer buys one thinking he's getting 7 channel surround but infact it only has 5 channel surround, he purchased the wrong model. I suppose by your thinking it's Yamaha's fault? Or perhaps it was the sales man who failed to educate the consumer?
    Yeah but none of those models include a tuner, which when you get it home you find out only plays satellite radio and not am/fm. A consumer will not expect that Windows won't run any of their Windows apps. Probably would not even cross their mind to ask. When my wife bought a new car a few months ago, we never asked whether it could go fast enough to reach highway speeds....certain things you just assume.
    But didn't you know the specifications of the car?? I mean cc or horse power or something like that?? Frankly speaking, I have zero knowledge about cars. But certainly from the mileage and the engine specifications you would have a fair enough idea about the car's speed.

    BTW, I would be interested to know: How did you choose the car??
    Looking at how the car looked?? Price?? Engine?? Features??

    Talking about Windows 8.

    First thing that should occur to people's mind: My tablet does NOT run Windows 7. It runs WINDOWS 8. Have I any knowledge what that is and how is that different from 7??

    It's my fault if I don't.

    Second thing that should occur to people's mind: Which version is it?? Windows RT. Now, what the hell is that?? It's a version of Windows without the capability to run legacy desktop applications apart from MS Office.

    So it's my fault if I don't even care to know what I am buying.

    A consumer will not expect that Windows won't run any of their Windows apps.
    Oh c'mon .... It's not just Windows... it's Windows RT.

    The thing that runs in the Nokia Lumias is also Windows. So are you saying that people should expect the Lumia phones to run legacy desktop apps?? The fact is that the thing that runs in those phones are Windows PHONE 7.5 (also called Mango). So it's very unwise of one to read only the prefix: Windows.
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