re: 5 Ways Microsoft Can Save Windows 8
Ok, first of all, the author is not an i-tard. I personally hate apple products, but I gotta say the points that are being made are all valid, and you sound like the real tard with your defense. For example, the two different IEs? Come on. Choice is good, that's why I love Android, but Android has choice with a purpose. Choice that allows you to seek out different experiences. This is not about user choice. This is about Microsoft cramming two different OS's into one and creating a giant blob of a mess. And this problem is not just about IE, it's about the general issue of Metro apps not working in dekstop and vice versa. The average consumer wants things to just work, and doesn't want to get confused with a new product.
As for the price, how do you argue that it's low? As the author says, it's the same as the iPad, and how do you get consumers to buy a whole new platform with little familiarity to things they've used before when they could buy something familiar for the same price?
Whatever the reason for the RT release, I personally feel that having Windows 8 & RT is another blow to Microsofts attempts to get traction. Yes, it was necessary, because Windows 8 needs the x86 architecture to run legacy apps, but the RT (ARM) design is better for mobile, but the result is a fragmented mess that makes Android look positively unified by comparison. Again, the average consumer is not going to want this kind of headache.
Of course MS is courting (buying) app developers as quickly as they can, but the fact is people buy their mobile devices for the apps, and while I'm sure MS is working overtime to get a facebook app to this platform, the lack of one right now is a major blow to sales.
Now, every time the author criticizes the UI, you claim he "doesn't get it". Well, I'm sorry, but it's you who doesn't get it. Microsoft's new UI is a clunky nightmare. You've got Metro and Desktop, things that work in one don't work in the other, you're constantly jumping back and forth... I'm sorry, I've used on in a store, and while there are great shortcuts to help make this work better than I thought, I can't see myself putting up with that crap, and I'm a power user. Clearly, since the product isn't selling, more people agree with me and the author than with you.
This is the only place I may agree with you, Microsoft can't go back. But at the end of the day lots of people love the classic look, and even with that app you're talking about the user still has to deal with Metro.
Now, you clearly spend a lot of time criticizing the author, but I suggest you stop drinking MS koolaid (god, didn't even know anyone drank that) and shut the f@ck up. Take your rude and ignorant comment and shove it where the sun don't shine, which is where you should put your Windows 8 device as well.