Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 8th Mar 2013 23:07 UTC
Windows "A senior Samsung Electronics executive said Friday the launch of Windows 8 has failed to bolster demand for PCs and he does not expect the PC industry to rebound soon." Of course, Samsung and other OEMs could've, you know, built better computers. Just a suggestion.
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apparently not a good experience
by bnolsen on Fri 8th Mar 2013 23:25 UTC
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My parents are in texas for the winter volunteering their services and their laptop died. They ran to costco and could only get a windows8 system. My uncle is there and does some IT stuff for people, he's helped them with it. My mother complains that the system is wierd and obscure, especially the gestures. She just doesn't get them.

On the hardware side, I really believe that a plateau has been hit for what's require for every day processing. To just get on the web even a machine 4-5 years old still works just fine. 15 year ago the rate of innovation on both the hardware and bloat on the software side obsoleted computers a lot faster. Of late the software bloat rate has decreased giving older hardware more life.

Edited 2013-03-08 23:28 UTC

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