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Windows 8.1 won't rescue PC market this year, IDC says

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdmd View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    I wholly agree with this article, in fact, I would not be surprised to see a SUDDEN increase of Windows 8 the moment 8.1 is being foisted on people.

    But if I'm wrong, then 7 will become even more popular.
    7 will remain popular, like a classic car. Unfortunately, 7 cannot evolve.
    Fortunately for us Windows 8 will have to evolve because the majority of users do not like it in its present form.

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  2. #42


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    Hi Everyone,

    Microsoft is Defenestrated...

    UNTIL August 23rd few people would have described Steve Ballmer as “retiring”. Microsoft’s chief executive has played both tiger and Tigger: snarling (toothlessly, as it turned out) at Apple’s gadgets; and bouncing, with a whoop, onto conference stages to extol his company’s wares. But retiring he is, within a year.
    Mr Ballmer’s departure is a surprise. He had announced a reorganisation of the company only in July and had hoped to oversee much of the change. Some celebrated his going: Microsoft’s share price went up by 7.3% on the day the news broke. Mr Ballmer has plenty of critics, although Microsoft’s revenues have trebled on his 13-year watch, to $77.8 billion in the year to June, and profits have grown similarly, to $21.9 billion. The critics point at the rise of Apple and Google, and say Microsoft should have done better—or handed some of its $77 billion of cash to shareholders. In an interview with the Seattle Times, Mr Ballmer denied that pressure from ValueAct, a fund with a small stake in the firm, helped push him out.

    If you folks think Microsoft isn't on a tail spin right into the ground, you have another thing coming...

    By the end of 2014 Microsoft will see and decide if Microsoft will be making any more Operating Systems from next years results, and major Hardware Makers will not be signing on in the future, Like ASUS, and Kingston, and others, and Intel is also waiting to see where and if they stay with Microsoft as a Partner...

    Read More: Microsoft and the PC industry: Defenestrated | The Economist
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    Quote Originally Posted by Explorertml View Post
    By the end of 2014 Microsoft will see and decide if Microsoft will be making any more Operating Systems ....
    Rubbish. Microsoft Operating System products are a common staple in industry globally. Support for 7 to 2020, 8 to 2023, support for Server products could continue for another generation, plans are in the works for Windows 9 and 10. Hardware partners would be foolish to abandon Microsoft. What's out there > Chrome browsing OS, no start menu Apple, UNIX oddworks, Android touch tablets, ... I think MS should consider abandoning hardware partners and put the OS in the cloud. period.
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  4. #44


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    Quote Originally Posted by mdmd View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Explorertml View Post
    By the end of 2014 Microsoft will see and decide if Microsoft will be making any more Operating Systems ....
    Rubbish. Microsoft Operating System products are a common staple in industry globally. Support for 7 to 2020, 8 to 2023, support for Server products could continue for another generation, plans are in the works for Windows 9 and 10. Hardware partners would be foolish to abandon Microsoft. What's out there > Chrome browsing OS, no start menu Apple, UNIX oddworks, Android touch tablets, ... I think MS should consider abandoning hardware partners and put the OS in the cloud. period.
    Good luck! Microsoft cloud service another waste of time, wait till the network starts going up and down like a yo-yo and not being to log in, then what?

    The Cloud is rented broadband Microsoft is only leasing off a major network service provider and these services are and never will be stable as you or anyone know about networks matter of fact the cloud service could be another major mistake at the end of the day...

    Wait till the head lines read bank of Americas or the Bank of the UK just got hacked and then it will be and look very good on Microsoft and another multi billion dollar law suit gets filled toward Microsoft and their so called Cloud service
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    Hi MDMD,

    Your right your Microsoft folks should perhaps start buying out all these hardware partners? What do you say?
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    There is a misconception that the cloud is Microsoft's evil empire. Everyone is out there now. Apple has cloud service. Linux has cloud service. So does Adobe, IBM, Intel, Banks, Financial Companies, Online storage systems, email clouds, personal clouds, etc, etc... If the net goes down, everyone will be affected, whether they are using cloud services or not. If service is poor, that service will not survive. It is a new field. Everyone, it seems, is trying to get a piece of the cloud pie. The net can fail, ... I just watched Elysium. Not a pretty picture.

    You're right, you're Microsoft folks should perhaps start buying out all these hardware partners
    I have always thought it would be a good idea to create computing devices that have embedded operating systems, embedded high performance graphics and embedded software. No capability to upgrade or repair. Use, or replace. That would eliminate much of the issues with installations. Just use the device that one buys. period. No fiddling.
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  7. #47


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    Quote Originally Posted by mdmd View Post
    There is a misconception that the cloud is Microsoft's evil empire. Everyone is out there now. Apple has cloud service. Linux has cloud service. So does Adobe, IBM, Intel, Banks, Financial Companies, Online storage systems, email clouds, personal clouds, etc, etc... If the net goes down, everyone will be affected, whether they are using cloud services or not. If service is poor, that service will not survive. It is a new field. Everyone, it seems, is trying to get a piece of the cloud pie. The net can fail, ... I just watched Elysium. Not a pretty picture.

    You're right, you're Microsoft folks should perhaps start buying out all these hardware partners
    I have always thought it would be a good idea to create computing devices that have embedded operating systems, embedded high performance graphics and embedded software. No capability to upgrade or repair. Use, or replace. That would eliminate much of the issues with installations. Just use the device that one buys. period. No fiddling.
    Hi MDMD,

    I like your vision and your counter comeback very good highlights...

    Let's wait and see mate, its microsofts neck or throat now that's on the cutting board next years will be very interesting times for Microsoft and where they will be heading after they see in black and white that their Mickey Mouse Windows 8 and SP1 Windows 8.1 didn't cut it and that it didn't bring in the money money money as they Microsoft expected and around that same time frame reports will also be coming in on their quest to play in the global Smartphone game and trust me the reports won't look good for Microsoft...

    Microsoft has no choice now to open all their eyes and start looking in where they want to be in the near future or perhaps start into looking into selling Microsoft and their windows full code to someone like Apple or Google who could carry the flame for the next 25 years or so
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    Quote Originally Posted by mdmd View Post
    There is a misconception that the cloud is Microsoft's evil empire. Everyone is out there now. Apple has cloud service. Linux has cloud service. So does Adobe, IBM, Intel, Banks, Financial Companies, Online storage systems, email clouds, personal clouds, etc, etc... If the net goes down, everyone will be affected, whether they are using cloud services or not. If service is poor, that service will not survive. It is a new field. Everyone, it seems, is trying to get a piece of the cloud pie. The net can fail, ... I just watched Elysium. Not a pretty picture.

    You're right, you're Microsoft folks should perhaps start buying out all these hardware partners
    I have always thought it would be a good idea to create computing devices that have embedded operating systems, embedded high performance graphics and embedded software. No capability to upgrade or repair. Use, or replace. That would eliminate much of the issues with installations. Just use the device that one buys. period. No fiddling.

    Actually, that would be a VERY, VERY BAD idea.

    And one that I would vehemently oppose.

    Wenda.
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  9. #49


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    Hi Everyone,

    Lenovo CEO: Windows RT is dead. Drops RT support and discontinues Yoga RT

    Lenovo has apparently discontinued the RT flavor of the Yoga, stopping sales of it on the company website."there's no longer a need for Windows RT"

    Read More: Lenovo exec: there's no longer a need for Windows RT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wenda View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mdmd View Post
    There is a misconception that the cloud is Microsoft's evil empire. Everyone is out there now. Apple has cloud service. Linux has cloud service. So does Adobe, IBM, Intel, Banks, Financial Companies, Online storage systems, email clouds, personal clouds, etc, etc... If the net goes down, everyone will be affected, whether they are using cloud services or not. If service is poor, that service will not survive. It is a new field. Everyone, it seems, is trying to get a piece of the cloud pie. The net can fail, ... I just watched Elysium. Not a pretty picture.

    You're right, you're Microsoft folks should perhaps start buying out all these hardware partners
    I have always thought it would be a good idea to create computing devices that have embedded operating systems, embedded high performance graphics and embedded software. No capability to upgrade or repair. Use, or replace. That would eliminate much of the issues with installations. Just use the device that one buys. period. No fiddling.

    Actually, that would be a VERY, VERY BAD idea.

    And one that I would vehemently oppose.

    Wenda.
    Wenda, I am with you and 100% Agree... with your statement

    If Microsoft is thinking of making that kind of move in the future, You can kiss Microsoft for sure into the ground and Goodbye forever...

    Their 80 Billion Dollars wont save them in the current pace they are going... In less then 5 years that 80 Billion could be gone if they don't wake up and smarten up in what direction they really want to go,,, Is it Desktops and Laptop Personal Computing? or Smartphone and Tablets??? please Microsoft let is know so we can prepare in what will be in store for the General and Enterprise Operator/User...
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