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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OEMs brought it upon themselves...
by bert64 on Fri 19th Apr 2013 13:29 UTC
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The OEMs allowed themselves to become totally dependent on MS, now they get to reap what they sow.

The only laptop/desktop maker that isn't dependent on MS is doing well, with a strong brand and fat margins. Others could have differentiated themselves, but chose to remain entirely dependent on MS.

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