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Microsoft's Journey May Leave Too Many Behind
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Shane M. O'Neill
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Shane M. O'Neill,
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9/10/2013 | 11:11:51 PM
re: Microsoft's Journey May Leave Too Many Behind
Windows 8 was a good idea. Why not consolidate two UI types that people seem to like into one device? But the people didn't come. It proved that users want their tablet experience to be its own entity and not be stapled to a desktop UI, and vice versa. There's a pretty bad stigma now when you hear the words "Windows" and "Mobile" in the same sentence, justified or not. MS gave Apple, Google and Amazon too much time to define what a tablet should be and a unified Windows experience across devices doesn't make sense to people. If it did, Surface tablets and Windows Phones would be selling. Continuing to chase Apple and Google in mobile is a fool's errand and hopefully Ballmer's replacement will realize that and act accordingly.
AustinIT
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9/10/2013 | 7:57:36 PM
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You naysayers STILL don't get it. Windows 8 is NOT about creating one UX across all usage scenarios. It's more about providing multiple UI's IN ONE BOX rather than having to have different devices for each. To me, that's so much more powerful in the end. If you are desktop guy, go with that. If you are a consumer, use the new Modern UI. The fact that you can switch depending on your need at the time is rather cool.
AdrianA931
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9/10/2013 | 3:13:08 PM
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i really hope Microsoft can make windows 8 operating system more successful , in my opinion , win 8 system is quit good , it changes the operating habit ,but it's smart . windows phone has a big gap with iOS and Android .
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9/10/2013 | 2:56:33 PM
re: Microsoft's Journey May Leave Too Many Behind
PC users who are not intrigued by touch represent an awfully large constituency. The 'unified experience' still doesn't appeal to these users. Is it time for MS to poke some more fun at itself? The 'PC guys' might like this approach much better than 'one journey.'
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