Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th May 2012 23:26 UTC
Intel Intel CEO Paul Otellini on Windows 8 x86 and Windows 8 ARM: "We have the advantage of the incumbency, advantage of the legacy support. Not just in terms of applications but devices." Yes, because the lack of their favourite Windows applications was really a massive hurdle for Apple and its ill-fated iPad effort from a few years ago. Anyone remember that thing?
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RE[2]: Re: the iPad dig
by ilovebeer on Sat 12th May 2012 14:22 UTC in reply to "RE: Re: the iPad dig"
ilovebeer
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2011-08-08

A device thats advertised as windows will lead customers to believe it has the same capabilities as any other windows device, when they find out it doesn't then they will be angry...

Advertising Windows products as Windows products is not what could mislead people. Customers who assume and don't bother to actually know what they're buying is what misleads them. Aside of that, every version of Windows, in every iteration has different capabilities so if they haven't learned that by now, well, ...........

I have seen several people buy windows mobile or windows ce based devices expecting to be able to install the same apps they used on their desktop, this leaves a bad taste in the mouth.

...And it's nobody's fault but their own. Most people have done that at some point -- purchased a product without really doing their homework, only to discover it wasn't actually what they needed/wanted/intended to buy. Oops! Lesson learned for them I guess.

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