Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Apr 2012 14:38 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Windows Phone is fighting an uphill battle. Microsoft still has work to do in terms of user experience and the big hardware partners like HTC and Samsung are starting to lose interest and putting in only token efforts. But Nokia is keeping the platform in the conversation. We're not willing to consign Windows Phone to the same level of hopelessness as the open-source webOS or the out-to-pasture BB OS precisely because Nokia is too big and too active a partner." Having a big partner is by no means a guarantee. Microsoft is doing whatever it can - both legal and should-not-be-legal - to get people to buy Windows Phone, and it isn't working. A brand only gets you so far - you need a compelling product, too, and as much as I like Windows Phone, it's just not there yet compared to iOS and Android.
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RE[7]: Doomed
by gonzo on Tue 10th Apr 2012 13:19 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Doomed"
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Most of the windows software is crapware and bloatware anyways.


Those who need it for their jobs use windows at work and whatever OS at home.

Most people use Windows at home.

Maybe you don't, but others do.

What others are you talking about, when Windows still hold like 85-90% of desktop market?

It doesn't make it excusable to have it poorly designed like that.

What is poorly designed? If there is a problem, you can restore system to earlier system restore point, those are created automatically.
Your opinion doesn't make it unimportant.

As I said, you can mount drives to any folders in Windows.. since Win 2000. It just shows that you don't know Windows.

Not from the installer.

What do you mean? Yes, you can pick a partition from installer.
Man, have you ever installed Windows actually?

That's exactly why you never had BSODs. I switch hard-drives between different pcs and usually upgrade motherboards and cpus.

You are in a minority. Very few people do that.

Yea, you would have to tweak it to make it work. While OS X just loads all drivers, so no need to tweak.

Again, you are minority. Very few people need that.

Why would anyone install SQL server on desktop version of windows?

So that they can do development?

Obviously, this is useless discussion. How can you even ask that question?

And there are other better cross-platform SQL servers than MS SQL.

Yeah, right..

I don't see a problem with using emulator to be honest. On my hardware it works almost as fast as native boot. Yes, it costs extra money if you want to have it legally, but it's not that big of a deal. And old windows licenses can be reused for emulator as long as they are not OEM.

Oh, it's not a problem except that it works slower, that it costs extra money and if it's inside VM, then effectively you have 2 systems to maintain and use..

Yeah, why would that be a big deal for anyone? :-) How about simply use Windows alone and everything works, natively, etc? Oh, yeah, can't do that, that makes sense, doesn't it?

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