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JohnD985
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2/22/2014 | 12:03:01 PM
CRAP IS CRAP, EVEN IF IT'S FREE
I'm sorry, but Microsoft has lost it.

 

RIP
anon1906250919
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anon1906250919,
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2/22/2014 | 12:23:38 PM
Re: CRAP IS CRAP, EVEN IF IT'S FREE
I have to agree with John, MS has lost it big time.  They keep pushing crazy, like Bing, Window 8, and their terrible Windows Phone.  Pushing billions at these loser products isn't going to make people buy them.  I used to be excited about the latest MS Office and their newest OS.  Now I want nothing to do with them as the UI gets worse each release.

And as far as the article about "MS need to be commited to their new UI", I think the author meant they needed to be "commited for coming up with such a lame UI".  They didn't design it for desktops, yet they are pushing it for desktop usage - CRAZY!


I really hope MS can turn it around with Windows 9, and come up with a desktop OS that is usable.  No more hidden "secret" menus, no crazy tablet or phone features for my desktop.  No touch screen requirements for my desktop - I'll never be raising my arm hundreds of times a day to smear my monitor.  I'm a developer, using MS products to develop software.  I'll never be using a tablet to do that.
mrazpv
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2/22/2014 | 12:25:39 PM
Re: CRAP IS CRAP, EVEN IF IT'S FREE
Just come out and say it, your a no-brain Apple loving zombie.    So obvious you have not tried the windows 7 or 8 platform.  My wife has an ipad I have a windows tablet.  No comparison, if you want to do "real" work ie, word, powerpoint, or excel the windows tablet is far superior.  If you want to update your facebook or play candy crush or some other mindless game, the ipad is great for that. I know so many people that regret there ipad purchase, its an overpriced toy.
Stratustician
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2/22/2014 | 2:09:29 PM
Re: CRAP IS CRAP, EVEN IF IT'S FREE
I'll back you up here.  I have devices on just about every platform, and which ones do I use the most?  My windows 8 devices.  iPads are great consumption devices in that they play games beautifully, are intuitive and have great apps.  But that's really it.  I love the fact that my Windows 8 device runs both apps (granted they do need to beef up their app catalogue) but it also allows me to do actual productive things on the device and use it like a proper laptop.  This means when my laptop dies a horrible death, I'll be less likely to replace it since I have a full-fledged laptop/tablet hybrid that can do anything a laptop needs to do.  
danielcawrey
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2/22/2014 | 6:57:12 PM
Re: CRAP IS CRAP, EVEN IF IT'S FREE
I don't think that Microsoft has lost it, but they do need to continue to think differently about their licensing model. Think about it: although Chromebooks are becoming popular, even this article discussed that VMWare deal where Chromebooks can have Windows VMs running. 

People are going to continue to use Windows, it just depends how Microsoft is able to monetize it going forward. 
PaulS681
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2/23/2014 | 5:40:25 PM
Re: CRAP IS CRAP, EVEN IF IT'S FREE

I would hardly call MS windows 8 crap. You can dislike some or all of the features but it's far from crap. What might give your post a little credibility is if you can explain why you think its crap. A comment that simply says Crap is crap with no backing is crap itself I'm afraid. I just upgraded my laptop to 8.1 and I'm surprised at how much I like it. I have made it look like windows 7 but its still windows 8.

PaulS681
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2/23/2014 | 5:47:46 PM
Vmware deal

If MS spins it right that can make money off vmware's deal with the chromebook. Running windows as a virtual machine on a chromebook will still require a windows license. I do like they are lowing the cost for OEM licenses on devices less than $250.

PaulS681
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2/23/2014 | 5:53:06 PM
Re: CRAP IS CRAP, EVEN IF IT'S FREE
@Anon... Have you looked at 8.1 yet?  I have it on my laptop which basically is my desktop. I have it configured so it looks and acts just like windows 7. You can avoid all that metro UI "junk" if you don't like it. I would agree with you that windows 8 wasn't meant for a desktop but they have corrected some things in windows 8.1.
Gary_EL
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2/24/2014 | 12:45:21 AM
Re: CRAP IS CRAP, EVEN IF IT'S FREE
The whole Windows 8(.1) experience might be summed up as: "Microsoft gave a party, but nobody came." It's a product with no market and a solution where there was no problem. I admire them for trying, for sticking with it as long as it long as they did, and essentially giving up before it was too late. The problem is that there was nothing wrong with XP to begin with.
bttlk
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2/24/2014 | 5:26:43 PM
Re: CRAP IS CRAP, EVEN IF IT'S FREE
Wow, show your ignorance with a post like yours Gary_EL.  XP is obsolete, dead, not supportable due to security concerns.  Wake up and get off of XP now if you are connected to the Internet.  Sorry that you didn't make the party, but many of us did and love 8.1 on the desktop or laptop, with a KB and mouse.  You do not need touch, and can ignore tthe tiles if you want and just boot to desktop.  Microsoft has not given up, quite the opposite.
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