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Windows 'Blue' will leave Microsoft customers seeing red

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    M$ has bet the farm on metro and it is looking more and more that they are pushing its customers to Android.

    Android has become a hedge against Microsoft and Windows

    Hewlett-Packard rolled out another Android device this week. This could become a pattern as PC makers hedge against a world that's less about Microsoft and more about Google.
    Android has become a hedge against Microsoft and Windows | Microsoft - CNET News

    You could also rename this thread to.

    Windows 'Blue' will leave Microsoft customers seeing Android


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  2. #12


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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Come on, Ray. You post as if everyone and their mothers dislike 8.
    Well, to be fair, other than a handful of devotees per site, the vast majority of anecdotal evidence points to a massive rejection of the metro nonsense. It has been rejected, polishing it's knobs in blue will not change that. it's like rearranging the deck chairs on the titanic.... really not much point to it...
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    [QUOTE=labeeman;234104]
    Reflecting on my expectations for [URL="http://www.infoworld.com/t/microsoft-windows/its-official-blue-will-be-called-windows-81-218533"]

    It's the customers, stupid
    Why am I so indignant? I'm not going to say it; instead, I'll let a comment off Paul Thurrott's Windows Supersite about the new features do the talking. There, Grapemanca says:
    [INDENT]But there's got to be much more than this, right? As a Desktop user who runs Win8 with Stardock's Start8 and ModernMix, I'm not sure I can see anything here that I'll even notice. We still can't boot directly to desktop. We still waste an amazing amount of space around the Modern [Metro] UI edges. We still can't see basic functions on a UI that is purportedly a graphic user interface. We still can't resize Modern apps to the dimensions that suit us. We're still forced to use a keyboard to maximize efficiency ... la DOS. We still don't have a brand-new Windows that's maximized for the desktop. Talk about underwhelmed.
    If you're going to post a article two days ago quoting someone bashing windows 8, atleast reference the fact that the above quote is two months old and the reviewer was testing a early leaked build (or he was reading a review of one and didn't actually test it)
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    Quote Originally Posted by BRKING View Post
    If you're going to post a article two days ago quoting someone bashing windows 8, atleast reference the fact that the above quote is two months old and the reviewer was testing a early leaked build (or he was reading a review of one and didn't actually test it)
    Is this true? If so, nice find! :thumbup:
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  5. #15


    I wonder how many updated to the Windows GUI using MS DOS. All? Then I wonder how many updated to Windows 95? All? Then 98? All? And so on. I hardly think all did. Not all will update to 8. We will always have those that dislike the next MS OS or choose to stay with their present one for whatever reason. It's practically a fact of life.

    Parks' present sig probably says it the best. :thumbup:
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    Corporate arrogance usually leads to extinction. Are you listening Mr. Ballmer?
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    Why brands become uncool:

    The second reason brands become uncool is that they become intoxicated with their own success.

    "So many brands are at the top of their game and then get arrogant and start taking their consumers for granted and people get jack of it and start abandoning them," he said.

    Mr McQueen said Sony was a perfect example. The company enjoyed extraordinary success after creating the Walkman and the Discman.

    "But because they dominated the marketplace when they introduced their MiniDisc player Sony kept trying to force customers to use their product," he said.

    Mr McQueen said Apple and Facebook were in danger of becoming too comfortable with their success.

    "When Apple pushed that upgrade through and they made people put Apple Maps on their iPhone they got a kickback," he said.

    "People didn't want to be forced to do it."

    The third reason brands become uncool, according to Mr McQueen, is that they become addicted to progress and grow too quickly.

    Billabong fell victim to this when it branched out of surf wear and started making mainstream clothing.

    "As soon as they started neglecting their core market of surfers the idea was that they were selling out," he said.

    "Angus Kingsmill, head of Mambo, said this happened to them and he learned that a brand has to choose if you're going to be cool or you're going to be mainstream.

    "You can't be both."

    Mr McQueen said most company leaders only pay attention to easily quantifiable things like sales figures and profits, but ignore their product's relevance.

    So what can a company do if they find that their relevance is slipping?

    "Brands need to reconnect with consumers and not fall back on assumptions about what consumers want but actually go ask them," he said.
    Why some brands become uncool | News.com.au
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    The only people who I've come across that like the Windows 8 MPI are the few loyalists on this and other tech forums. I have not met one person in real life or on a non-tech forum that has a good word to say about Windows 8.
    Same here, my business clients will not touch Windows 8 ( I am trying to appease them by saying give it another thought when 8.1 comes out) my home users bought computers from me with the stipulation that I would put in (using either classic shell or start8) the start menu on and booting to the desktop only, and making it more user friendly overall. Clients have come to me that bought it at stores, complaining how frustrating the OS is, once I make it again more user friendly they calm down but that costs them money.
    No one at stores tells them anything about Windows 8 except to try to sell them a PC. so when they get it home and it looks so different out of the box than Windows 7 many have given them back to the place they purchased it.
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    I wish we could read news about 8 improvements instead of the whining by a few trolls that clearly have the choice to use whatever os they want, instead of complaining directly to MS on their site.

    No one cares. If you don't like it, leave! There is a 7 forum and MS site where trolls can whine in unison.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EMINENT View Post
    I wish we could read news about 8 improvements instead of the whining by a few trolls that clearly have the choice to use whatever os they want, instead of complaining directly to MS on their site.

    No one cares. If you don't like it, leave! There is a 7 forum and MS site where trolls can whine in unison.
    When are you going to start posting good news about Window 8?
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