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MarkNY
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12/2/2012 | 2:29:56 PM
re: 5 Ways Microsoft Can Save Windows 8
Paul, Paul, Paul,
When will people get it? Billy and his crowd would never build a product for USERS! all we do is provide all the money.

MS makes products on whimsical concepts that they then push on everyone by wrecking working devices and systems and forcing more investment in hardware, Intel, HP, etc. all are driving the market (or so they think).

GO with the Dopey Democrats on this one, Let it Fail, as it always does. even the bad things made money (read - every product MS ever launched was broken at launch then patched to death).

The cartel of Intel, AMD and all of the Communist Chinese Manufacturers are proof of that.

Keep your money, the technology will bury this useless stuff, after all combining my work and business lives is what I want to avoid. You sound like every college sophomore who thinks life is based on FB, the Twits, and your mantra.

It'll die, give it a chance
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12/2/2012 | 2:03:21 PM
re: 5 Ways Microsoft Can Save Windows 8
I've always wondered whether the total cost of ownership of Apple isn't competitive, though. With computers costing thousands a year in support costs, why cheap out on the hardware (or OS)? My four-letter-word-brand company laptop has been black-screening pretty regularly now, as have others of the same model, meaning lots of IT time fixing, and (expensive) downtime for developers. It's amazing how many hits on Google for the same problem...but no recall. My home Mac (which I got after decades with MS OSes and Wintel boxes) is simple but chugs along reliably. Looking at reliability surveys, Apple is the only one at its level.

Indeed, Apple doesn't seem interested in the enterprise. But, apparently now lacking the knack for consumer products that Steve Jobs had, perhaps Apple should be. The relative solidity of their products, and high end nature, may be what enterprises need. (And it may not be hard getting employees to agree. My younger colleague has an Apple logo glued on the back of his four-letter-word-brand laptop.)
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12/2/2012 | 1:07:00 PM
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Spot on Paul! I would encourage MS to do all of these ASAP. They will still be lucky to get out without destroying their own franchise. Personally, I think it is indicative of how completely dysfunctional have MS' internal politics become that they can come up with a technically competent product (Win 8 in all forms) that so completely misunderstands the market, as well as making no sense as a business model.

My prediction. Your advice will be ignored.
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12/2/2012 | 12:56:49 PM
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Windows 8 looks and behaves like something Dr. Frankenstein would have created. It's not surprising from a company wanting a win so they try to be all things to all needs, which isn't new MS has bloated their applications with functionality. Of course MS has been on this trajectory for decades, in unison they all have the same speak.
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12/2/2012 | 9:41:40 AM
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MS should leave user interfaces to various user communities by keeping the desktop as clean as possible and focus on modern hardware designs and performance. Apple is unlocking themselves right now because they know they have been trapped by lazy designers they have hired for years. Steve Jobs didn't even know he himself was being coerced into an evil by those who have no interest in technologies but know how to use naming enemies as tactics to make their livings. His life is now well known as a trouble maker used by those expensive law firms more and more like a Hollywood reality show because of those patent law sues around the globe in technologies fields.
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12/2/2012 | 8:34:52 AM
re: 5 Ways Microsoft Can Save Windows 8
I look forward to see which CEOs will be fired for this one.

Balmy will throw a tantrum and a few chairs, do his Monkey Boy dance, and you're going to put up with it because you have no choice. Or you could go Linux.

Forger about Apple. They can't appear on any competitive bids. There's only ONE Apple and they aren't interested in the enterprise space.
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12/2/2012 | 8:24:21 AM
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I want a 22+" screen at home

I bought my wife a 27" iMac for home use. (I don't recommend PCs for home use, and I discourage people from buying anything but what the accountants will accept for office use.)

27" display, quad core intel i5 chip, 4 GB ram and 1TB disk should be enough for home use.
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12/2/2012 | 8:21:11 AM
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I had also beta tested win8. Yes you have some good points about some of the benefits of win8...but the bottom line is that when it comes to ordinary pc users (ie..the elderly, kids, and people without a degree in comp csi) win8 is going to take a lot of learning. This is the age of adhd and no one wants to read an encyclopedia on how to make it function like windows 7.
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12/2/2012 | 8:18:52 AM
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The problem is more one of calibrating expectations than anything else, I think. Microsoft has done a poor job of this by trying to sell a desperate, defensive move as a bold new era and the tech press has given doses of praise and criticism without doing much to frame the issue in the right way.

Microsoft cannot afford to simply cede the entire middle ground between a full-fledged laptop and a Kindle Fire to the iPad, Android and Chrome. Windows 8 is a fight to hold onto at least the most productivity or compatibility-minded consumers with slick ultrabooks and hybrid tablets. But this is largely a rearguard, defensive action since nothing that runs a greedy OS like Windows can compete with an iPad or Google Nexus for someone who doesn't care about productivity or compatibility and those are the people who have been abandoning laptops in droves.
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12/2/2012 | 8:16:37 AM
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While you might WANT to move to the Mac OS, I don't think your accountants will let you. They like to evaluate competitive bids and there's only ONE Apple. You're stuck with whoever is the cheapest and they surely are tied to Microsoft (or Linux)

Apple can't be part of competitive bids, and they aren't interested in the enterprise space anyway.
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