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  1. #51


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    LOL, we all know he is your online best buddy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Excuse me there guys, but is Ray8 gone. Haven't seen his patented dislike for anything windows 8 in the past couple of days. I really did like reading his. . .whatever you might call it. . .fun to read. . .
    Who's Ray8, never heard of him.

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  2. #52


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    LOL, we all know he is your online best buddy.

    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Excuse me there guys, but is Ray8 gone. Haven't seen his patented dislike for anything windows 8 in the past couple of days. I really did like reading his. . .whatever you might call it. . .fun to read. . .
    Who's Ray8, never heard of him.
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  3. #53


    Posts : 1,353
    Windows 8 Pro/Windows 8 Pro/Windows 7 64 Bit64Bit/Windows XP


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    LOL, we all know he is your online best buddy.

    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Excuse me there guys, but is Ray8 gone. Haven't seen his patented dislike for anything windows 8 in the past couple of days. I really did like reading his. . .whatever you might call it. . .fun to read. . .
    Who's Ray8, never heard of him.
    Maybe he's fallen head over heels in love with Windows 8 and the PIM and now he doesn't know how to convey his feelings.
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  4. #54


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    They'll be on honeymoon.
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  5. #55


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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit, Ubuntu 13.04 64-Bit


    I'm still waiting for someone to edit a tablet and replace the UI with an LCARS style interface. That would be interesting.

    For those unaware, LCARS is the name of the interface used throughout the Enterprise on Star Trek: The Next Generation, as well as on their little tablets and tricorders.
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  6. #56


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    Windows 7 on the desktop, Windows 8 Surface Pro mobile
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  7. #57


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    Yes, of course there will be canibalization. Perhaps more than Tim thought.

    Lots of folk want an Apple - if you can get for $329 - hey. Damn sight easier to put in your pocket as well.

    Surface RT at $299 - still won't be an easy sell, but less daft than trying 500 bucks.
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  8. #58


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    Windows 8 Pro/Windows 8 Pro/Windows 7 64 Bit64Bit/Windows XP


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Yes, of course there will be canibalization. Perhaps more than Tim thought.

    Lots of folk want an Apple - if you can get for $329 - hey. Damn sight easier to put in your pocket as well.

    Surface RT at $299 - still won't be an easy sell, but less daft than trying 500 bucks.
    The day they start selling Surface RT at $299, I'll buy 2, maybe 3, one for a Photoframe.

    Downward Spiral, and now Plastic Phones
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  9. #59


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    Windows 7 on the desktop, Windows 8 Surface Pro mobile


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Yes, of course there will be canibalization. Perhaps more than Tim thought.

    Lots of folk want an Apple - if you can get for $329 - hey. Damn sight easier to put in your pocket as well.

    Surface RT at $299 - still won't be an easy sell, but less daft than trying 500 bucks.
    Surface RT at any price won't sell. Its the wrong form factor. What you don't seem to realize is people are buying the most capability at a certain form factor. Its not about the op sys, its not about the company making it, people want the most bang for their buck at a certain form factor. If you can fit a laptop and a tablet in a 10" form factor, you trump a pure tablet at the same form factor. If you can fit a pure tablet in a 7" form factor, you trump a pure tablet at a 10" form factor.

    In order for PC's to survive, they need to pack *a lot* more power into the same mini-tower form factor such that said devices do things you cannot do mobily. Like dropping a teraflop card on a PCI-e slot. PC's have to push the limitations of computing such that you get software and capability that you simply can't get mobily. Why would people buy a PC in the form factor of a tower if it runs what can run on a 10" model?
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  10. #60


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    Yes, it would be better at 7 in.

    But the price is crucial. 500 bucks will not sell it - whatever size it is.

    I have been questioning for a long time what MS is planning to do in the lower price ranges - lot of action there.
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