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7 Reasons Windows 8 RT was DOA

  1. #51


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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    C'mon guys. Don't start a fight. Big John will not like that.
    It's ironic that I'm being constantly called a Windows hater by some; yet I'm helping out people in other sections, where they are having issues, and getting them back on track with Windows 8.

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    Ray, that is nothing personal. Just keep it down. We know you are a good helper. I think I know very well what you are saying.
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  3. #53


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    That is true - if you want Windows 8. I got mine before they raise the prices. I run it in a virtual partition. Works very well, but I do not plan to use it for anything other than education. With 1 year of testing the pre-releases under the belt, I do not want to fall behind.
    Well at least stop rubbishing it for a few days so other people can take advantage of the low price, you admit yourself you got it before they raise the price, help other people take advantage of the price before it goes up.

    Once again you prove that you can't handle points of view and personal choices that differ to yours, so all you can do is defer to insults.
    What insult, just making an observation, but if you like I'll take it back if you just stop rubbishing Windows 8 for a few days just so other people can get it at this very low price.

    I'm not doing this for anybody but the average person, this really is too good a deal to be missed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    And then what. Did you see the MS apps store. Compare that to Google Playstore. And why would I want Win8 RT on a tablet when I can get a far superior Android and it's infrastructure.
    You're comparing Google's establish 2 year plus store to Microsoft's 3 month old store? The same could of been said about Google's store compared to the Apple store when Android first came out. You do realize that the Google Store only had 16 tablet specific apps one year after the first Android tablet was released?
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    You may be right. But if I buy now, I have to look at the situation right now. I am sure the MS store inventory will grow. But right now it is 90% garbage (as some reviewers claim).
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    I still take Windows RT over android or ios...
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  7. #57


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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    You may be right. But if I buy now, I have to look at the situation right now. I am sure the MS store inventory will grow. But right now it is 90% garbage (as some reviewers claim).
    Ive got a few tablets both Android and IOS, same thing 90% garbage, even Apples own Apps haven't got a very good name. If I didn't already have a few tablets I'd get the Surface just to have a more unified experience across all my stuff.

    You don't need that many Apps, just a few good ones, the Windows 8 store is growing at around 500 per day, I don't know if that includes RT. I know when I got my Acer there were virtually Zero apps for it in the store but eventually they came.
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    All 'gimped' MS products are doomed to fail. Why buy 8 Basic when you can get an ungimped Pro later?

    From this consumers point of view I wouldn't touch the RT version. If I was to be swayed from an ipad, I'd want what Apple CANT give. Currently MS cant do that.

    Questionably inferior tablets (model dependant), A 'notreally-OS' reliant on an app store with sweet flap all to offer? Yeah - here's my credit card...

    As it stands, the MS app store is full of crap. Adding more crap daily still adds crap. Unlike Android/apple, which whilst admittedly have had years to establish a presence - there still aren't enough 'good' MS apps to counteract the bad.



    Buying RT when you can buy PRO is like buying an Apple Touch vs an iPhone.






    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I still take Windows RT over android or ios...
    That's because you are rampant fanboi set on repeat.



    If you aren't an MS employee, I'd look into that particular trait. It could be indicative of a deeper problem which currently and affects you in real life adversely.
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    The reality is that some here carry on like sales people and actually do more harm than good, because they paint everything about Windows 8 as being nigh on perfect. Some act as if it's a bodily appendage that is vital to life itself. If something is beyond criticism, then it's beyond hope.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SmartEyeball View Post
    All 'gimped' MS products are doomed to fail. Why buy 8 Basic when you can get an ungimped Pro later?

    From this consumers point of view I wouldn't touch the RT version. If I was to be swayed from an ipad, I'd want what Apple CANT give. Currently MS cant do that.

    Questionably inferior tablets (model dependant), A 'notreally-OS' reliant on an app store with sweet flap all to offer? Yeah - here's my credit card...

    As it stands, the MS app store is full of crap. Adding more crap daily still adds crap. Unlike Android/apple, which whilst admittedly have had years to establish a presence - there still aren't enough 'good' MS apps to counteract the bad.



    Buying RT when you can buy PRO is like buying an Apple Touch vs an iPhone.






    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I still take Windows RT over android or ios...
    That's because you are rampant fanboi set on repeat.



    If you aren't an MS employee, I'd look into that particular trait. It could be indicative of a deeper problem which currently and affects you in real life adversely.
    If everyone thought like you, there wouldn't be Apple, there wouldn't be Android, there would be only one of everything, one car, one plane, one phone, one TV, why build anything new if someone else is already doing it,

    The good thing is, different people have different tastes and a lot of people are early adopters.

    I suppose we could wait until you tell us there are enough good apps in the store for us to buy an RT tablet, but I don't think we'll be doing that.
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