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Windows 8.1 Released To Manufacturers
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AdrianA931
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AdrianA931,
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9/8/2013 | 1:55:59 AM
re: Windows 8.1 Released To Manufacturers
i heard there are still 36 languages of Win 8.1 version , in my opinion , the win 8 system is good , though there are still some problems , but it's really smart . waiting Oct. 18 , i will update the win 8.1 at first time .expert it won't disappointed me .
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Shane M. O'Neill
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Shane M. O'Neill,
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8/29/2013 | 8:17:12 PM
re: Windows 8.1 Released To Manufacturers
Sounds like 8.1 will roll out just as 8 did. To a collective shrug. Windows 8 is turning out to be the El Camino (car in the front, truck in the back) of operating systems. Or worse, the mullet!
jries921
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jries921,
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8/28/2013 | 5:46:10 PM
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If bad publicity was all it took to bring down MS, it would have been forced into bankruptcy long ago. Rather MS overreached with Windows 8 and was punished by the market.
Aroper-VEC
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8/28/2013 | 5:14:54 PM
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Unfortunately for Microsoft, they are the victims of bad "word-of-mouth" advertising. Nearly everyone I talk about Windows 8 says one of the two same things - "It sucks." or "I heard it sucks.". I retort that it is just different and that it is best suited for touch enabled devices. This is where MS had gone wrong. There should have been a UI choice so that if you were running a desktop it would look like a desktop and if you were running it on a touch device it would use the Modern UI. This could have been automatic or user selected. In either case, MS is doing that now with 8.1 but the proverbial horse has already been let out of the barn. Personally, I don't mind the interface and I can navigate around it, but I also work in the tech field. However, when I order new equipment, I am still trying to get devices that come with Windows 7 - just so I don't have to deal with my end-users. "Too little, too late" seems to be Microsoft's swan song of late.
rjones2818
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8/28/2013 | 5:14:45 PM
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Did Microsoft learn anything from the Vista debacle? Apparently not, and they are losing their hegemony.
rradina
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rradina,
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8/28/2013 | 3:15:21 PM
re: Windows 8.1 Released To Manufacturers
Whatever plan they have, if it isn't working they need to make rapid course corrections. If something isn't selling and competitors are crowing about features they have and/or flaws you have, take an OBJECTIVE deep breath and fix the damn thing as fast as possible. Shareholders are tired of excuses or "we know best" mentalities.

Market leaders may be able to release annual updates but market followers had better collect and incinerate anything with the title BlackBerry's Product Strategies for Idiots.


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