Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 1st Sep 2012 21:15 UTC
Windows The Verge published a video demonstrating how desktop mode and Office 2013 - a desktop application - work on Windows RT, the ARM version of Windows 8. The video showed a desktop mode that clearly didn't work well for touch, and even Office 2013, which has a rudimentary touch mode built-in, didn't work properly either. It looked and felt clunky, often didn't respond properly, and even showed touch lag.
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Tired warn out company...
by krreagan on Sun 2nd Sep 2012 01:10 UTC
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MS is a tired warn out company that can't manage to take a firm dump to save it's own life!!!

It's the same thing year after year after year... they come out with something new that bombs! and 18 months later they pull it off the market.

It's my hypothesis that Linux killed any hope of a Windows desktop replacement! Companies see Linux failed on the desktop and see the carnage left by the also rans of the 1990's (BeOS, OS/2, AmigaOS...) and no one is willing to put any money to bank roll a competitor to MS.

Balmer has drilled his company into the ground! and yet nobody wants to take on this limping one legged gazelle of a company! Why? Because Linux on the Desktop is dead (save techies which is <1% of the desktop market) and companies see this and say if a FOSS OS can't do it, nobody can!

OSX is not in the running because it only runs on Apple HW, and while quite superior to a commodity PC HW/OS solution, large companies will not fire someone for choosing MS! So the mediocrity continues it's long and slow slide to in the outhouse we call the future of MS!

I recently asked my IT folks to put me back on XP because the crap that came with my latest PC was nothing but eye-candy updates that added no real value to my system for me as a user and so I did not want to spend the next two weeks learning/fighting the system for no clear advantage! It's amazing how much faster & fresher XP feels under the new HW.

When will the slow death of MS end... Not until Balmer is let go so they can put a real leader in charge and not a dancing monkey. The board has to see the latest fiasco called Windows-Mobile/Nokia alliance as a last straw for Balmer. Even Nokia has distanced itself from MS by saying they have a "Plan-B" in case windows phones fails... again!

So far MS is about 12 years into it's death slide... It probably has the money for another 12 years worth of corollas effect before the final gurgle.

Edited 2012-09-02 01:15 UTC

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