Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 22nd Feb 2011 23:26 UTC
Windows Ever since the successful development and launch of Windows 7, Microsoft has become ever tighter-lipped about Windows development. Sure, it dropped the bomb about releasing Windows 8 for ARM, but that's it. Nothing on features or timetables (other than 'three years after Windows 7'). Well, the usually well-connected (inside Microsoft, that is) Mary-Jo Foley now claims to have a legit development roadmap - and it seems everything is on track for a Windows 8 beta in September 2011.
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jabbotts
Member since:
2007-09-06

"never by technophobes, and hardly ever by "everyone else"."

It's called Ipad.. and it's been pretty darn successful outside the gadget geek and media weenie market segments. Maybe you've heard of it?

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Still only ever saw 1 (one) in the wild though since it was released, and that was the one from an Apple fanatic.

Then again, I don't live in the Starbucks-university-city centre triangle.

Edited 2011-02-23 13:39 UTC

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

Given the reported numbers sold alone; we're well beyond gadget geeks and and fanbois. I just don't think one can rationally claim that the billions of units out there are only the property of an skilled, elite or brand loyal few.

(I give you the serious answer since our other thread participant has no history known by me and hasn't offered anything but his own emotional reasons for discounting anything not within his pre-defined view.)

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makkus Member since:
2006-01-11

I notice a lot of iPads on my commute to work and by the looks of it they are not used by gadget freaks, but mostly for reading.

This is on a train to a small city in the Netherlands (145000 people).

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No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

Has it? All stats I've seen point to the average buyer being the average Apple fanboy.

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

whatever derision makes you sleep better at night big guy.

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WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

"never by technophobes, and hardly ever by "everyone else"."

It's called Ipad.. and it's been pretty darn successful outside the gadget geek and media weenie market segments. Maybe you've heard of it?


Ya, my dad owns one... took me about 15-20 minutes to show him pretty much everything he needed to know about using it, including installing apps. Try THAT with a netbook ;)

He bought one in early May; talked to him last night and said he's still very happy with it. His favorite app is the MLB one.

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rr7.num7 Member since:
2010-04-30

Ya, my dad owns one... took me about 15-20 minutes to show him pretty much everything he needed to know about using it, including installing apps. Try THAT with a netbook ;)

He bought one in early May; talked to him last night and said he's still very happy with it. His favorite app is the MLB one.


I did something similar, with a laptop with Debian installed. It took me about an hour. It's not 15 minutes, but it's not bad either, I think. I also taught him how to install applications (Software Center). It was about a year ago and he hasn't had any problems. He already knew more or less how to browse the internet but that's it.

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