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Windows 8 swells to 2.7% of OS market

  1. #181


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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    30 odd pages of rejection is very modest compared to some other forums.

    MS can't shut the thread without creating an uproar.
    It may be relatively modest, but being on a Microsoft run forum, it's very telling. What would be interesting is to see how many different people have responded overall. That would be most telling.

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  2. #182


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    Yes, I suppose you could describe it as telling. MS are fortunte it isn't hundreds of pages - yet.
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  3. #183


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    As people start understanding the power of touch and getting used to it on their mobile device, they're going to want the same on their desktop(if they have need of one)
    And if they have 4 foot long arms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisa View Post
    I'm not too concerned about PC numbers considering they don't typically use touchscreens.

    What i'm interested is how many mobile laptop/tablet convertibles they're able to push. Surface Pro is essentially the Killer App for Windows 8. As people start understanding the power of touch and getting used to it on their mobile device, they're going to want the same on their desktop(if they have need of one) workstation. And once people start getting used to touch/pen on a new touchscreen monitor(which will be at a different position than vertical) being driven by the desktop, going back to Windows 7 will seem like a relic.

    And then the transition is finally complete Apple will be in a world of trouble as everything first blew backwards evolving the older hardware to touch standards and then forwards as the new software suite redesigns(which will be backwards compatible to 7) along with the new apps to show off and access select abilities blow through all mobile devices right down to the Phone.

    At that point, its game over for Apple. Its a very long process they're partaking(at least for Microsoft), but if they get on the other side of it and Apple hasn't wised up, its just going to be decimated.
    The Surface Pro is not an app, it's simply a device that runs Window/s.

    Touch is only useful for simple tasks, really not much more than navigating through simple screens. I think the complete opposite to what you're theorising will happen. Touch interfaces and the like will not disappear, but will simply become another way of interfacing with a PC, not supplanting the existing methods whatsoever.

    Apple has nothing to worry about (you're sounding like a clone of Bill), if anything, all Microsoft is doing is playing catch-up to Apple and Android, but at the same time alienating their traditional userbase. If anyone is worried at the moment, it's Microsoft, things are not going to plan.
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  5. #185


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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    As people start understanding the power of touch and getting used to it on their mobile device, they're going to want the same on their desktop(if they have need of one)
    And if they have 4 foot long arms.
    Nice how you cut off how i mentioned they would be at a position other than vertical :>.

    It simply involves the touchscreen being at a different orientation and position to what you are used to normally to make it feel natural for touch. Think more in terms of laying a monitor flat on a traditional drafting table.
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  6. #186


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    Explain how these are going to be laid flat:

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  7. #187


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    I don't know about you Ray, haven't you ever heard of swivel bases, like I said you just pluck stuff out of thin air to suit your needs.
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  8. #188


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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisa View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    As people start understanding the power of touch and getting used to it on their mobile device, they're going to want the same on their desktop(if they have need of one)
    And if they have 4 foot long arms.
    Nice how you cut off how i mentioned they would be at a position other than vertical :>.

    It simply involves the touchscreen being at a different orientation and position to what you are used to normally to make it feel natural for touch. Think more in terms of laying a monitor flat on a traditional drafting table.
    Now let me understand this. I put my 22" screen flat on my desk and put my keyboard on top - or how. Or put a pullout for the keyboard under my desk and use one of those swivel mountings that Bill is talking about. Then I am back to the 4 foot arm requirement. Show me a picture on how you envision a comfortable setup for a 75 year old man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by chrisa View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    And if they have 4 foot long arms.
    Nice how you cut off how i mentioned they would be at a position other than vertical :>.

    It simply involves the touchscreen being at a different orientation and position to what you are used to normally to make it feel natural for touch. Think more in terms of laying a monitor flat on a traditional drafting table.
    Now let me understand this. I put my 22" screen flat on my desk and put my keyboard on top - or how. Or put a pullout for the keyboard under my desk and use one of those swivel mountings that Bill is talking about. Then I am back to the 4 foot arm requirement. Show me a picture on how you envision a comfortable setup for a 75 year old man.
    A Surface Pro.
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  10. #190


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    Touch-screens on desktops/big laptops = fly-screen doors on submarines.

    Useless and unnecessary.

    I like touch on the phone or the tab, but have no need or desire for it on my 'big' machines.

    Wenda.
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