Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd Oct 2010 18:18 UTC
Windows There's been a bunch of Windows Phone 7 reviews out there, and most of them come to the same conclusion: great piece of software for a 1.0 release, but it does miss a few vital features. The Ars Technica review, as usual very in-depth, highlights one particular aspect of the platform that speaks to me: Windows Phone 7 has a sense of humour.
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RE: 18 page review??????
by Shkaba on Fri 22nd Oct 2010 21:22 UTC in reply to "18 page review??????"
Shkaba
Member since:
2006-06-22


The Zune software is a major plus given that itunes is the worst Windows program in the world.

Couldn't agree more with you on this one. I really think that iTunes for Windows was forced upon Apple, just because most users of iPod/iPhone own a Windows machine.

I expect quite a few business users to switch from blackberry to WP7.

I was slightly disappointed with wp7 (presented at an microsoft event) when it comes to its use in a business environment. Without speculating about the future direction that microsoft is going to be adopting, right now wp7 is aimed at general audience and not an enterprise. I think that in this area there are some hard choices for microsoft to make.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

I really think that iTunes for Windows was forced upon Apple, just because most users of iPod/iPhone own a Windows machine.


What do you mean by that? Apple *could* have made a good program for windows. iTunes for Mac isn't much better.


At the time of the original release, I believe Jobs said it was the best Windows program, although I didn't know at the time and am still not certain now if that was a self congratulations, or a diss at every other windows program.

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RE[3]: 18 page review??????
by Shkaba on Fri 22nd Oct 2010 23:17 in reply to "RE[2]: 18 page review??????"
Shkaba Member since:
2006-06-22

What I mean by that is, that Apple had two choices really (considering dominance of windows boxes):

1. Allow access to iPod/iPhone as a mass storage device or use MS sync
2. Close the device and allow only iTunes to access it

Considering that jobs is a control freak, he went with iTunes. The fact that it is just a piece of c@#* can me covered by blaming windows.

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RE[3]: 18 page review??????
by Morgan on Sun 24th Oct 2010 18:38 in reply to "RE[2]: 18 page review??????"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

At the time of the original release, I believe Jobs said it was the best Windows program


He also said that about Safari for Windows, and while it's a decent browser it is still far below the quality and speed of Firefox and Chrome, and even Opera for that matter.

I do like Safari on OS X though; it has been steadily improving. If I wasn't a slave to Chrome's sync capability I'd probably use Safari as my day-to-day browser on Macs.

As for a truly great music management program for Windows, there's Songbird and MediaMonkey. Neither is perfect, but they both make iTunes look amateurish.

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RE[2]: 18 page review??????
by nt_jerkface on Sat 23rd Oct 2010 04:13 in reply to "RE: 18 page review??????"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

right now wp7 is aimed at general audience and not an enterprise. I think that in this area there are some hard choices for microsoft to make.


It's definitely being marketed to a general audience but the exchange and office support will make it an easy sell to enterprise.

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RE[3]: 18 page review??????
by Shkaba on Sun 24th Oct 2010 22:04 in reply to "RE[2]: 18 page review??????"
Shkaba Member since:
2006-06-22

..the exchange and office support will make it an easy sell to enterprise.


While all of those plus leveraging use of existing code are all good things, I see unclear application deployment and closing down of certain system interfaces as a hurdle in enterprise adoption.

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