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|01-24-2013 06:48 PM|
Apple's #1 goal is predictability just like every other major tech player. They may call it innovation, but minor upgrades every 12-14 months with forced upgrades every 2 years or so is what shareholders want. They do it with iOS and MacOS both. They hardware changes are frankly secondary.
Thing is iOS isn't going to catch on in enterprise because Apple won't allow companies or any other users enough control. MS has offered the enterprise alternative with root/admin access without voiding the warranty (warranty voiding is an enterprise cardinal sin.)
Win8 isn't going anywhere yet, but give it a year, and there will be people scratching their heads asking, "where the Hell did those sales figures come from?" I'm not a huge fan, but I'm a Unix guy and only left when Oracle bought Sun. The licensing is getting so damn restrictive that I'll probably just go FOSS and never look back again...
|01-24-2013 01:00 PM|
While Win8 and the Surface have yet to set the world on fire, it may have at least lit the fuse.
|01-22-2013 03:50 PM|
I think the growth of ARM based "smart" devices effectively destroys the need for more traditional embedded systems, so in a way I agree with you.
I think MS is trying to leverage the immense hardware support they offer in any way possible --it's kinda their MO. They farked up horribly with WinPhone7 external hardware support, but Win8 and WinPhone8 are supposedly going to offer more hardware support than they have in a decade. Only time will tell...
|01-22-2013 02:47 PM|
|01-22-2013 01:08 PM|
|01-22-2013 06:42 AM|
MS gives about 1/2 a damn if Win8 sells well on notebooks and desktops. They don't give ANY damns if the Surface sells or if most consumer level OEMs even bother supporting it. Those sales would be nice, but they aren't the reason MS is pulling out Win8 with guns blazing.
The real OS Microsoft is targeting with Win8 isn't osX or even Win7. It's iOS.
If you're old enough, and observant enough to have noticed --iOS has been steadily eating away at the real WinCE user base --niche embedded devices. All those little handheld package scanners the parcel services and retailers use, the rifle calibrators for the US Military, and even more obvious things like Ford's cars --used to run WinCE. Most still do, but Lowes is using iPods, and Macy's has demos running on iPads. Win8 has a damn good shot of getting that market back --and frankly they'll sell a few million Surface Pro tablets to IT departments while their at it.
Lenovo will get the Gen2 twist right, and HP will probably wade into the Win8 convertible at some point soon. Win8 is going to be a big deal, but since you've forgotten that it wasn't originally going to even be named Windows --you're judging it for farking with your UI. MS doesn't play the short game like Apple --they play the 3-10 year game like Microsoft...
BTW you've been ignored. I don't have the time nor patience to deal with your responses.
|01-22-2013 06:14 AM|
Only on paper. In reality my AMD Trinity A10 notebook runs circles around my previous Sandy and Ivy i7 Quad notebooks (I'm running discreet graphics in all of them.)
To use the overly cliche car analogy --Sandy/Ivy has a higher peak horsepower and torque rating, but there is more under the curve with Trinity.
|01-22-2013 05:45 AM|
|01-22-2013 04:26 AM|
No business will tolerate this software, let me assure you. As a productivity tool, it is unusable. I understand why Microsoft likes the marketing message of "plaing with win8 all day" But this strategy is wrong for users.
Windows 8 looks to me to be an unmitigated disaster. It’s not that the product out-and-out stinks, the real problem is that it is both unusable and annoying.
If Microsoft is trying to change what the web has to say about Windows 8, it’s going to have its work cut out, and everyone in the company, and associated with the company, will know that.
I'll try being nicer if you'll try being smarter.
|01-22-2013 01:04 AM|
|jeremydc||Heading oversees for a year. Dont want this to crap out on me 6 months in.|
|01-22-2013 12:31 AM|
|jeremydc||Seems like a ok deal BUT fark I HATE HP!|
|01-22-2013 12:30 AM|
|01-22-2013 12:24 AM|
UPDATE: Currently In Stock for Free Shipping or Free Store Pickup 1/22/13 @ 2AM EST.
|01-22-2013 12:13 AM|
|01-21-2013 04:27 PM|
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