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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    jimbo...

    should we really be griping at an OS that attempts to provide a common interface for all our devices
    Not necessarily.

    But shouldn't we reject an o/s that tries to lead us to a place where we have less freedom ?
    If you guys step away from your desktops for a while and look outside, you'll see a huge tidal wave heading your way. Microsoft is trying to avoid this tidal wave but you want Microsoft to step back in front of it, because you don't like the direction it's taking.

    You'd better hope Microsoft survives the tidal wave otherwise you might not be getting anymore updates for your beloved Windows 7 in a few years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    jimbo...

    should we really be griping at an OS that attempts to provide a common interface for all our devices
    Not necessarily.

    But shouldn't we reject an o/s that tries to lead us to a place where we have less freedom ?
    If you guys step away from your desktops for a while and look outside, you'll see a huge tidal wave heading your way. Microsoft is trying to avoid this tidal wave but you want Microsoft to step back in front of it, because you don't like the direction it's taking.

    You'd better hope Microsoft survives the tidal wave otherwise you might not be getting anymore updates for your beloved Windows 7 in a few years.
    M$ is trying to become part of that tidal wave. I do not want any part of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post

    Not necessarily.

    But shouldn't we reject an o/s that tries to lead us to a place where we have less freedom ?
    If you guys step away from your desktops for a while and look outside, you'll see a huge tidal wave heading your way. Microsoft is trying to avoid this tidal wave but you want Microsoft to step back in front of it, because you don't like the direction it's taking.

    You'd better hope Microsoft survives the tidal wave otherwise you might not be getting anymore updates for your beloved Windows 7 in a few years.
    M$ is trying to become part of that tidal wave. I do not want any part of it.
    I'm willing to bet good money that the people in Japan didn't want anything to do with that Tsunami either.

    When they get big enough you don't got no choice.

    AAPL. Google Inc
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    [QUOTE=BillWindows;191324][QUOTE=labeeman;191308]
    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post



    I'm willing to bet good money that the people in Japan didn't want anything to do with that Tsunami either.

    When they get big enough you don't got no choice.

    AAPL. Google Inc
    Are you drawing parallels between a natural disaster and operating systems/tech gadgets?
    I appreciate your stance, and your right to express it, but aren't you being a little too insensitive here?
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    [QUOTE=Lomai;191325][QUOTE=BillWindows;191324]
    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post

    Are you drawing parallels between a natural disaster and operating systems/tech gadgets?
    I appreciate your stance, and your right to express it, but aren't you being a little too insensitive here?
    I was just making a point, I certainly don't mean any disrespect to the people of Japan, or to anyone caught up in a natural disaster. I always donate towards these disasters because I come from a country plagued by bush fires and floods.
    Maybe I'll have to choose my words more carefully.
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    Perhaps if someone at Microsoft had done their job better they wouldn't need to be messing around now with hybrid operating systems to leverage their desktop supremacy. Instead, they let Apple and Google to leave them in the dust not only once (touch smartphones) but twice (tablets). Incredibly embarrassing for a company of their size and potential.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcnulty View Post
    Perhaps if someone at Microsoft had done their job better they wouldn't need to be messing around now with hybrid operating systems to leverage their desktop supremacy. Instead, they let Apple and Google to leave them in the dust not only once (touch smartphones) but twice (tablets). Incredibly embarrassing for a company of their size and potential.
    Hi there
    We can all say that can't we.

    If I'd had chosen a different set of numbers on the Euromillion Lottery I don't think I'd be on the Forum posting (No disrespect to any of our good people here BTW - but with several HUNDRED MILLION dollars in a bank account would change things a bit).

    We can all do "Monday Morning Quarterbacking" to use an American Football term.

    That's not really the issue -- you have to say we are at POINT X for better or worse and we need to get to POINT Y so how do we do it.

    Of course a few errors will be made on the way -- that's the nature of our human condition --- look how some of our most useful inventions such as Electricity were made by trial and error --often intitially with quite damaging results.

    The Windows 8 Surface Pro won't be the last of these types of devices nor will it be the best but it's a pointer to the future of portable devices -- judging by the popularity of smart phones we seem to want our portable devices to do more and more tasks.

    I'm sure that some people when it comes to time for them to upgrade their PC's might well look at these devices.

    I'm also certain that the old fashioned bog standard basically "Dumb Tablet" will be as much on the way out as basic phones (non smart phones) are -- they won't die out 100% but will be a TINY market.

    Whether the current OS (Windows 8) is the right one for these devices -- time will tell --but you can guarantee there will be loads of revisions and updates --for example Android --where are we now --release 4.2 (Is it Jelly Bean --some of the names of the OS'es are just plain stupid !!) and even its most vehement detractors have to admit it's improved beyond all recognition since Google first launched it. - Still IMO got a long way to go however.

    What on earth do people here want -- Ms not to attempt to enter the mobile market. --You can't run a company forever without adding some new lines to its product mix -- after all look where Kodak, Agfa etc ended up and the Retail market is just littered with corpses of what at one time were seen as impregnable brands whose future looked incredibly secure and rosy.

    I for one say Good luck Ms -- it might be too expensive or might not be exactly what I want or need at the moment -- but it's in the right direction.

    I'm sure within a year or two I probably won't need a "basic PC only" type of device --already I only really use a full PC at work --and as soon as I can stream video from a mobile phone to a LARGE TV at a proper resolution I won't even need a PC for this purpose.

    Once smart TV's also have better video codecs built in it should be possible to play directly from a USB device such as a Disk -- won't even need a phone for this either.

    Services like Netflix (Video on demand via Internet) will soon stream directly to TV / tablet as well so even less need for a "Classical PC".

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  8. #98


    Looks like M$ has sold out of Surface Pros on there US online store. How many that was who knows yet.

    Surface Pro sells out at Microsoft's online store in U.S. | Microsoft - CNET News
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    What they sold all twelve of them?
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    LOL.

    To be expected.

    Is that just an initial surge of those who have been interested in it for a while, or will it continue to shift once those characters have bought theirs ?

    We shall see.

    Rather odd questions in that link and the one it links.

    Seem to be about storegae space and battery life. Reviews I saw seemed more unhappy about it's unsuitability as a tablet replacement - too bulky. heavy and awkward - and as a laptop replacement - only really if you can get it in the right position.
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