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  1. #11


    Posts : 902
    Win8.1 Pro, Desktop Mode


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post

    Windows 8 in the tablet space isn't even really understood by anyone.
    Yea yea, your schtick is getting very tiresome. "it's misunderstood, people aren't smart enough, too stupid, too lazy etc etc"

    Enough. People are not the problem... ms's pathetic metro interface is the ONLY damn problem, and your constant put downs of tifkam opponents will NEVER change that.

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  2. #12


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Coke, they can push as much as they want. Fact is that people are not buying. If they are smart, they analyse the reasons and correct the errors. Right now they are marching into the wrong direction.

    And in the tablet market they are lost anyway because they have no tablet typical applications and not even the hardware facilities like GPS.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post

    Windows 8 in the tablet space isn't even really understood by anyone.
    Yea yea, your schtick is getting very tiresome. "it's misunderstood, people aren't smart enough, too stupid, too lazy etc etc"

    Enough. People are not the problem... ms's pathetic metro interface is the ONLY damn problem, and your constant put downs of tifkam opponents will NEVER change that.
    YOUR shtick is getting tiresome. If it's Microsoft's fault they did wrong, the growth of Windows 8/8.1 and even Windows Phone would reflect that.

    But ten percent over one year for an operating system that apparently "Microsoft did wrong" with doesn't sound like it's a problem.

    Either way, it doesn't matter what you think about the "metro interface" because that's a BROAD topic to cover. The metro interface isn't the Start Screen. But then again, it's not like opponents of it even care to think what even means...

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  4. #14


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    And in the tablet market they are lost anyway because they have no tablet typical applications and not even the hardware facilities like GPS.
    Such as?....

    Also, Windows RT tablets like the Nokia Lumia 2520 have GPS. Those are the typical tablets that would be used for such, Intel and AMD based tablets might not be considered so much as navigation devices but that's more perception than anything.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 902
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post

    YOUR shtick is getting tiresome.

    How original... come up with that all by yourself...??

    Oh wait.

    Can ya spot the difference though...???
    That's right, I'm not implying tifkam lovers are idiots or otherwise defected for their preference.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 87
    Windows 7 Pro 64


    For desktops and laptops this number won't go up much. In 2015 W9 comes out and no one will install Vista, ah I mean W8 then.

    Any growth of W8 will come from tablets, but that market get saturated and seem quite locked in by Apple and Android.
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  7. #17


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    But ten percent over one year for an operating system that apparently "Microsoft did wrong" with doesn't sound like it's a problem.
    It is not 1 year. It has been 18 months since 8 is out and the 10% are dismal indeed. I think Rikkins is right. M$ srewed it up big time. And that cannot be repeated often enough.
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  8. #18


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    And in the tablet market they are lost anyway because they have no tablet typical applications and not even the hardware facilities like GPS.
    Such as?....

    Also, Windows RT tablets like the Nokia Lumia 2520 have GPS. Those are the typical tablets that would be used for such, Intel and AMD based tablets might not be considered so much as navigation devices but that's more perception than anything.
    Those thingies are just poor tablets with hardly any tablet applications. I am sure some people will buy them for specific purposes (like I did with the Asus Transformer because it was the best price/performer as 10" laptop). But we won't use it as a tablet but as a laptop that is easy to haul around. For tablet use I have my Nexus 7.

    For tablet applications look into the Google Playstore. There you find them, not in the MS store.
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  9. #19


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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Windows 8's being compared to 7, the fastest selling (and record selling) operating system Microsoft has ever released in their almost 40 years of existence. THAT context right there ALWAYS seems to fly over everyone's head. I have no idea why.
    It took 10 months for W8 to exceed Vista's uptake rate (one of the most despised operating systems ever released).
    Windows 8 surpasses Vista's uptake rate -- 10 months after launch - Computerworld

    Apparently, comparing the performance of MS' latest product to their previous products is invalid.

    When it was being compared to Vista (market share) W8 fans screamed, "you can't compare it to Vista."
    Now the W8 fans scream, "you can't compare it to Windows 7."

    According to W8 fans, it is only valid to compare W8's market performance as follows:
    • W8 vs OS X
    • W8 vs Linux Distros
    • W8 vs W8
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