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PC Market Bleeds: Windows 8 Tablet Fix Needed
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Lord_Beavis
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5/30/2013 | 5:39:02 PM
re: PC Market Bleeds: Windows 8 Tablet Fix Needed
Windows 8 tablet fix? It's called Ubuntu.
ITUSER
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4/23/2013 | 8:52:43 AM
re: PC Market Bleeds: Windows 8 Tablet Fix Needed
In case you didn't notice most of the new stuff is the old stuff from Windows Media Center... now that must of taken them forever to slap it on a new version of windows 7 :(
ITUSER
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4/23/2013 | 8:50:07 AM
re: PC Market Bleeds: Windows 8 Tablet Fix Needed
Simply put its terrible and has so many hidden options. No start menu that was some genius that thought to remove the most basic feature. Nothing is organized and it makes no sense! Did an idiot develop it?
How many overpaid executives had input on how it was supposed to work and failed at even basic tasks. HOW DO YOU TURN IT OFF------ ARE YOU KIDDING ME. Was the intent to screw over users at $110 a license? This is why monopolies are bad. Now where do we go with all our Windows based software investment since this software is so terrible. Apple does it better people why are we even talking about this?
mmuldoon52501
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4/16/2013 | 9:50:59 PM
re: PC Market Bleeds: Windows 8 Tablet Fix Needed
Plus LibreOffice has a price point of USD0. That's right ZERO. It is also cross platform. So if you decided to pay USD0 (ZERO) for the operating system (think any good Linux distribution here) you get... exactly the same LibreOffice that you had on Windows. Total cost...USD0 (ZERO). Hmmmm that's a USD320 savings!
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ANON1248317033621,
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4/16/2013 | 4:43:44 AM
re: PC Market Bleeds: Windows 8 Tablet Fix Needed
I can see why you gave away those win97 laptops... No support from Microsoft at all!
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4/15/2013 | 12:37:52 PM
re: PC Market Bleeds: Windows 8 Tablet Fix Needed
I am over the age of 55yrs. I would not want a 7" tablet because I like having bigger screen size to view. I wear trifocals, and the bigger the screen, the better for me. I like the fact the a keyboard is part of this Windows Tablet. I also like the fact that the tablet is thin, and a very portable size, about the size of an 8 1/3 X 11" sheet of paper. That makes it an attractive replacement for a laptop. If you are at a home base, a mouse can be plugged into it as well. Nice! The cost is too much! I can by a Laptop of Engineering speed for about the same cost with a Quad core processor and higher Nvidia end video. I still like laptops, so the price will have to go down.
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4/15/2013 | 2:24:18 AM
re: PC Market Bleeds: Windows 8 Tablet Fix Needed
>pay USD120 for a Win8 upgrade and USD200 for a new MSOffice, I will continue to >the MSOffice software I bought 2 years ago for the next 5 years, maybe, unless >comes up with a better alternative by then.

It I called LibreOffice and it isn't a google product.

>Microsoft is stuck in the store bought software price point when the whole world has >shifted to the appstore software price point.

It is more about functionality than price. Lots of people are going to Apple instead
deanmike
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4/15/2013 | 2:18:31 AM
re: PC Market Bleeds: Windows 8 Tablet Fix Needed
For now...but we had to swallow the XP End Of Life eventually too
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4/13/2013 | 1:55:35 PM
re: PC Market Bleeds: Windows 8 Tablet Fix Needed
The problem is price point. Android is free and it now dominates the mobile platform. Windows was inexpensive when it came to dominate the PC. OEM bundles back then cost less than USD20. (This was when a PC cost USD1,000). Someone will always be willing to pay extra money for Apple IOS and a cool Macbook Air. The rest of the world isn't willing to pay the extra money. Microsoft has lost its stranglehold and if it doesn't want to lose its no 1 position, it will have to significantly reprice its OS and Apps.

If Windows8 is free and MSOffice basic is free and MSOffice with all the bells and whistles is USD20, then Android will not stand a chance. Consumers have spent a lot of money on their PCs and are not willing to pay USD99.99/year to have MS Office 365. MSoffice has a chance to be the de-facto standard on everyone's desktop and tablets, forever! MS based apps can dominate the applications stores.

I have 4 PCs and had 5 notebooks accumulated over 8 years. I gave three Win97 notebooks away recently. But if I have to pay USD120 for a Win8 upgrade and USD200 for a new MSOffice, I will continue to use the MSOffice software I bought 2 years ago for the next 5 years, maybe, unless Google comes up with a better alternative by then.

I will probably buy a new Win8 notebook this year and I will just reload my old MSOFFICE 2010 Home and Office. I don't have any problems running any version of Windows. But either way, I don't see paying another USD220 for a new MSoffice H/O for a new laptop

Microsoft will have to build an Appstore and Playstore equivalent to enable the tapping into all the MS based development platforms already existing today. If Microsoft can execute on that, then the number of apps on the Appstore and on Play will easily be outnumbered by MS. Imagine every game designed to run on Windows being sold on the MS appstore. Or all the MS applications and all the MS centric Web based applications, database applications, graphics applications, etc. It will take a lot of work to make a MS Appstore that can accomodate the existing software base, but it can be done.

Win 8 is sufficiently similar to Win97, Win98, WinVista and Win7 and the PC's and Tablets of today are far more powerful than the workstations of just a few years ago so compatibility should not be an issue. Downloading the apps is not a problem since 1GB MP4 downloads can easily be done in 2 hours or less with today's typical broadband connections.

I would buy an Adobe Photoshop lite for USD10 from a Microsoft App Store, pay USD10 for Autocad lite, USD2 for a noise reduction image editing s/w, USD2 for a DLNA Video Player, USD5 for Call of Duty VerX, USD2 for Age of Empire, USD2 for Starcraft, etc., etc. etc.

Microsoft is stuck in the store bought software price point when the whole world has shifted to the appstore software price point.

The problem is price point.
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4/12/2013 | 1:43:45 AM
re: PC Market Bleeds: Windows 8 Tablet Fix Needed
Steve Jobs called PCs "trucks", which is a much better analogy than sledge-hammer. Commerce needs both trucks and cars. Trucks do the heavy work and cars do the individual people transportation.
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