Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 19th Apr 2013 09:31 UTC
Windows "Many PC OEMs are dissatisfied with what Microsoft has done with Windows 8 and the way the company has handled the negative response to the operating system. Privately, one OEM source told me that Microsoft is 'destroying' the PC industry, while another claimed that Windows 8 has 'handed over millions of customers to Apple'. Other OEMs are making their displeasure known publicly. Both Lenovo and Samsung have released Start button replacements for Windows 8." Windows Phone isn't the only thing not catching on. I'm really happy with my Surface RT - warts and all - but there's no denying the response to Windows 8 has been Vista-esque bad.
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Hypocrisy on the part of the OEMs
by harcalion on Fri 19th Apr 2013 09:57 UTC
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I sincerely believe that the manufacturers are excessively diversified building:
- Android tablets (ARM)
- Parts for Apple, Google
- Computers and laptops (Windows, ChromeOS)
- Phones some of them

They have in the pipeline:
- Android computers (x86)
- Random combinations of the above

And they simply cannot or will not cope up with designing and building Windows 8 specific tablets/laptops. They are ignoring also all those customers that want Windows 8 cheap laptops without touch screens.

Look at the manufacturers, it's a clone war! A customer confronted with a $800 Windows Tablet or a $200 Android Tablet that look exactly the same, will go for Android, forgetting some of the requirements in the process.

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