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  1. #11


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    It was a rant for sure, but he had some good points. Wait a minute, I was thinking of the "Fire Steve Ballmer" farticle. Oops.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 47
    Win 8 (?)


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    It was a rant for sure, but he had some good points. Wait a minute, I was thinking of the "Fire Steve Ballmer" farticle. Oops.
    +1
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  3. #13


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Well, it seems that all of the articles referring to Windows 8 are rants of some sort, rants against it, rants for it.

    As opposed to when Vistpyuke was released, it was almost a solid 100% opposition to it. At least with Windows 8, there are guys like me who rave about it and try to convince people to install it. I ALMOST had a customer instal it last week, I'm getting closer.... But what does it say, that some of my customers would rather keep VISTA in their systems than install Windows 8.

    Heh.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 47
    Win 8 (?)


    Peoples just want an OS for smartphone and another one for desktop PC.
    This Microsoft "ecosystem" just doesn't work... it's quite simple.
    I'm not telling that Apple iOS and OSX are perfects but I think that's the right way to interconnect different devices in a similar user experience... differents OS in differents devices
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  5. #15


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Quote Originally Posted by pulsar68 View Post
    Peoples just want an OS for smartphone and another one for desktop PC. This Microsoft "ecosystem" just doesn't work... it's quite simple. I'm not telling that Apple iOS and OSX are perfects but I think that's the right way to interconnect different devices in a similar user experience... differents OS in differents devices
    There is much more going on here with Windows 8 than just a personal computing experience.

    • Tube Lines transports 700 million passengers every year, so maintaining the safety and performance of its tracks is critical. In order to perform maintenance operations in the most efficient way possible, the company has adopted Windows 8 devices to give technicians streamlined access to the information and equipment they need, without flipping through a heavy paper manual. See this video for the company’s own words on why it chose Windows 8 over the iPad and how the operating system has been “revolutionary” for its operations.
    • Erste Bank, Austria’s first savings bank founded in 1819, adopted a banking app called Finanzcheck on Windows 8 that allows their financial advisors across various bank branches to easily manage wealth management programs, home loans and bank accounts. The company has also adopted a new customer-facing app called netbanking for the Windows 8 Marketplace. Erste Bank has enjoyed the attractive touch-based functionality of the apps and started using Windows 8 tablets to modernize their day-to-day business functions.
    • BT, one of the world’s leading communications services companies, serving customers in the UK and in more than 170 countries, has deployed over 6,000 Windows 8 touch devices for its field-based engineers to replace its aging Windows XP laptops. BT adopted the operating system to provide its engineers with a fast and reliable computing experience to easily manage and update their assigned job information and troubleshoot job-specific tasks. Windows 8 features like Virtual Smartcard and Mobile Broadband also help the workers connect quickly and securely to the information they need on the go. See this video for more on BT’s experience with Windows 8.
    • ARM Holdings is a leading provider of semiconductor IP based in Cambridge, U.K., and has a highly mobile workforce which is constantly on the road working with global partners. To work more effectively while traveling, ARM deployed Windows Surface RT devices, which utilize an ARM-based chip, to field employees to take advantage of the Windows 8 platform with Office, and features such as live tiles, notifications, connected standby, and always-on, all-day battery life connectivity.
    • EVRY delivers IT services to financial institutions, municipalities and health authorities in 50 Nordic cities. The company deployed Windows 8 on approximately 600 PCs and laptops to improve employee productivity and reduce costs. EVRY has also taken advantage of out-of-the-box security features like BitLocker Drive Encryption and Trusted Boot in Windows 8. Tor Leknes, service portfolio manager for EVRY noted, “To maintain our competitive advantage, it’s important for EVRY to be first to implement, deploy, and demonstrate the business value that Windows 8 can offer customers.”
    • DDM, an Italian digital media agency developed a pan-European app calledCineTrailer that allows customers to find and view movies across multiple devices. The company announced it has optimized the app for Windows 8 and Windows Phone and has migrated its back-end technology to Windows Azure from Amazon Web Services. After experiencing the benefits of Windows 8, Marco Dufour, CEO at DDM commented, “We see Windows 8 as a market changer and we think that developers have just started to see its tremendous potential.”
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  6. #16


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    Well, it seems that all of the articles referring to Windows 8 are rants of some sort, rants against it, rants for it.

    As opposed to when Vistpyuke was released, it was almost a solid 100% opposition to it. At least with Windows 8, there are guys like me who rave about it and try to convince people to install it. I ALMOST had a customer instal it last week, I'm getting closer.... But what does it say, that some of my customers would rather keep VISTA in their systems than install Windows 8.

    Heh.
    Depends on how you define "rant" ... A technical presentation is not a rant. Nor is an explanation of utility for the system.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 47
    Win 8 (?)


    Ok, but... the question is: why SO MANY peoples just don't upgrade to Win 8? And, don't forget the low prices during the first months
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  8. #18


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    As opposed to when Vistpyuke was released, it was almost a solid 100% opposition to it.
    I have heard many "rants" about how Vista was a "fail" ... That has not been my experience as an end user @ home. It is easy to pork and break Vista by messing with it. That is one of the goals of WinRT a.k.a. (the metro) is to minimize or prevent damage to the system by locking out bad installations in either WinRT or Win32.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 1,320
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    Quote Originally Posted by pulsar68 View Post
    Ok, but... the question is: why SO MANY peoples just don't upgrade to Win 8? And, don't forget the low prices during the first months
    Well, Windows 8 is bizarre to many (not to me) ... And I think the plan was to focus on selling new machines with 8 pre installed. But the market is saturated and admittedly 8 is not popular. As to the point of this blog, it is business who is looking at the most advanced features of Windows 8. They are planning on finding ways to take advantage of the new tech that does not exist in Windows 7 and previous.
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  10. #20


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)


    Quote Originally Posted by mdmd View Post
    That is one of the goals of WinRT a.k.a. (the metro) is to minimize or prevent damage to the system by locking out bad installations in either WinRT or Win32.
    IMO, that is only a secondary function.
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