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Windows 8 uncertainty blamed for decline in PC sales

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
    However, smart TVs, smart phones, and smart tablets, etc are the wave of the future, thus either you accept it, or get left behind.
    Exactly,, and what people also fail to realize is the Win8 Pro Tablets that will let you run any desktop software. not just Apps.
    The functionality of Tablets is about to change in a big way. And iPad/Android won't be able to compete in this new market once Win8 Pro Tablets are fully realized. Sorry, but they won't.

    I am speaking directly of Hybrids and Transformers that can have the keyboard etc removed and used as a true tablet. Not Touch Laptops or Touch Ultrabooks.

    Also concider the ability to connect them to a larger monitor with USB mouse and Keyboard combo (wireless or bluetooth) and you could have a desktop replacement with the power that is expected, (i5 Processors etc)

    Which brings things back to..... "And iPad/Android won't be able to compete in this new market once Win8 Pro Tablets are fully realized. Sorry, but they won't."
    A good read on the fruit company not cool any more.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
    Yes, and one that you can just grab and take your entire desktop, apps, data, etc with you without hassle.

    Those who fail to see the potential that is coming are the ones that are bashing Windows 8 the most.
    They refuse to see it.
    I haven't heard of anyone being critical of Windows 8 for what it can do, only what it doesn't do. I also haven't heard of anyone knocking what tablets in general can do, Windows 7 tablets (and small form-factor notebooks) have been around for a while and they can do all of the above.
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    Once I had customised the new style start menu, and the apps page, I was running on super fuel BUT, one thing I tried and failed with and never went back is the damn apps. They refuse to load stating that a file association is required - hey? What the hell is that and why wont they load properly.

    I got an email from MS offering it to me cheap as a registered user, yes, said I. ANd I got Media Centre for free, apparently now its in a list of 'once had now you pay extra' department.
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    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    A good read on the fruit company not cool any more.

    Apple is done, say teens | Technically Incorrect - CNET News
    Mind you:

    This will surely explain why Microsoft had large numbers of Glee-ful teens dancing away in the launch ad for the Surface.

    It may not explain so well why the Surface hasn't yet sold in limitless numbers.
    I think Microsoft would have done much better if they'd introduced the Surface in reverse order, Pro first, RT second.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
    Yes, and one that you can just grab and take your entire desktop, apps, data, etc with you without hassle.

    Those who fail to see the potential that is coming are the ones that are bashing Windows 8 the most.
    They refuse to see it.
    I haven't heard of anyone being critical of Windows 8 for what it can do, only what it doesn't do. I also haven't heard of anyone knocking what tablets in general can do, Windows 7 tablets (and small form-factor notebooks) have been around for a while and they can do all of the above.
    You're still struggling Ray, The King 7 is dead, Long Live the King 8.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    You're still struggling Ray, The King 7 is dead, Long Live the King 8.
    What on earth are you talking about?
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    What is it that Win8 Can Not do that Win7 can?

    I am sorry, I haven't found a single thing that I can not do in 8 that I could do in 7. Not one single solitary thing.
    All of my software and hardware work just fine, not one single issue with that.
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    I don't think that tells us anything much.

    It's no secret Apple have been worried about the increasing success of Android.

    Lots of possible reasons for that - larger range of devices and price points, and of course - ipad has been around a while. The article is correct about the lure of new things.

    The complete opposite of what many have been posting.
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    Try running w 8 explorer in pe.

    When you have given up -then use w7 explorer instead.

    If you can get a decent w8 pe as small and efficient as an equivalent w 7 pe - then you deserve a giant bag of sweeties.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
    What is it that Win8 Can Not do that Win7 can?

    I am sorry, I haven't found a single thing that I can not do in 8 that I could do in 7. Not one single solitary thing.
    All of my software and hardware work just fine, not one single issue with that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Try running w 8 explorer in pe.

    When you have given up -then use w7 explorer instead.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
    What is it that Win8 Can Not do that Win7 can?

    I am sorry, I haven't found a single thing that I can not do in 8 that I could do in 7. Not one single solitary thing.
    All of my software and hardware work just fine, not one single issue with that.
    That is irrelevant.
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