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PMcDougall
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PMcDougall,
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12/8/2012 | 6:48:37 PM
re: Windows 8 Sales Plagued By Tablet Delays
you can run Explorer in RT and get to Facebook, Twitter, etc that way. But not the same as having a tablet-optimized app
bobm44
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12/8/2012 | 6:10:28 PM
re: Windows 8 Sales Plagued By Tablet Delays
Paul, I don't have much Apple prods experience to compare it to, but tend to agree with your overall position. Microsoft seems to have followed their typical approach to marketing Win 8 and surface - which is to get something out and put people in a wait mode for something better. Problem is, that is not what THIS market expects. I am disappointed in MS for not changing strategies.

On the technical side, Visual Studio 2012 is very nice. But with Win 8 the permutations of APIs, dev environments, and target environments is almost overwhelming. Been trying to learn how to make a Win Store app and it is a journey (even for us experiences Win folks).

One note about your piece ... "no Facebook, no twitter ..." can't you run a browser in Win 8 RT? (I really do not know).
PMcDougall
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PMcDougall,
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12/8/2012 | 6:05:20 PM
re: Windows 8 Sales Plagued By Tablet Delays
that's exactly what I'm doing. Criticizing the fact that iPad won't run Mac applications and vice versa, while pointing out that Windows 8 PCs and tablets are cross-compatible (except for RT)
toothie007
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12/8/2012 | 5:48:32 PM
re: Windows 8 Sales Plagued By Tablet Delays
In the article you provided you are not criticizing the iPad for not being able to run legacy applications. I never asked if you have ever written an article critical of Apple. I asked if you have ever criticized the iPad for not being able to run legacy applications.
PMcDougall
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PMcDougall,
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12/8/2012 | 3:49:34 PM
re: Windows 8 Sales Plagued By Tablet Delays
Toothie, from column of 10/16/12

"OSX Mountain Lion? Despite some new fit and finish, it remains a traditional PC operating system that is a bridge too far from Apple's iOS-based mobile products."

(I would provide a link but it would be delayed by our spam filter, but it's easily enough Googled)
PMcDougall
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PMcDougall,
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12/8/2012 | 3:47:11 PM
re: Windows 8 Sales Plagued By Tablet Delays
Toothie, from my column of 10/16/12: "OSX Mountain Lion? Despite some new fit and finish, it remains a traditional PC operating system that is a bridge too far from Apple's iOS-based mobile products."

As requested, here's the link:
http://www.informationweek.com...
newyorkcitymale
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12/8/2012 | 3:33:17 PM
re: Windows 8 Sales Plagued By Tablet Delays
Great points! There's a total double standard when it comes to comparing anything released by Microsoft (or that runs Windows) and anything that comes from Apple.

Here's a few areas where the iPad falls short:
- No USB port
- No expandable storage slot
- Doesn't run MS Office (which is required in the enterprise)
- Can't connect to peripherals

The reality is that the iPad is a flat netbook... but even less powerful. Most people use them to surf the web & play games... so why do they need a millions apps? Answer: They don't.

The reality is that Windows 8 is a HUGE threat to Apple & Android because Windows 8 is the first desktop OS that was designed specifically for mobile. It runs on desktops, laptops, hybrids, tablets & phones. In a year, it will likely be installed on 200-300 million devices--more than the new Android & iOS devices sold in the same time period. Do these analysts really believe that developers will ignore a market that large? Get real. It's just a bunch of wishful thinking by a bunch of Apple-loving hipster wannabes who hate anything the Microsoft does. Pfft!
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12/8/2012 | 2:37:14 PM
re: Windows 8 Sales Plagued By Tablet Delays
By the way Paul, I am in a position (based on my training and what I do for a living) to say that the NPD study is meaningless. The time frame is definitely not sufficient to indicate any trend that can be attributed to windows 8. Correlation is not causation by the way. Any other numerous factors could be responsible for what NPD is attributing to windows 8, such economic conditions and availability of windows 8 machines. Only in hit journalism can people sell these sort of bogus studies.
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12/8/2012 | 2:25:07 PM
re: Windows 8 Sales Plagued By Tablet Delays
What legacy application does the ipad run? None. Have you ever criticized the ipad for not running any legacy applications? If so, give me the link to the article. I do not expect a response, for the mere fact that you are quoting such a limited study (less than three week after the release of windows 8) says it all. You took a position prior to the release of windows 8, and so you will hang on to anything no matter how meaningless to support it. The last time I check, one can use twitter and facebook through the people's hub. However, I suppose the only way that those applications can be done on a tablet is the way Apple does it. Go and enjoy your paycheck.
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