Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Apr 2012 14:38 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Windows Phone is fighting an uphill battle. Microsoft still has work to do in terms of user experience and the big hardware partners like HTC and Samsung are starting to lose interest and putting in only token efforts. But Nokia is keeping the platform in the conversation. We're not willing to consign Windows Phone to the same level of hopelessness as the open-source webOS or the out-to-pasture BB OS precisely because Nokia is too big and too active a partner." Having a big partner is by no means a guarantee. Microsoft is doing whatever it can - both legal and should-not-be-legal - to get people to buy Windows Phone, and it isn't working. A brand only gets you so far - you need a compelling product, too, and as much as I like Windows Phone, it's just not there yet compared to iOS and Android.
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RE[11]: Doomed
by gonzo on Tue 10th Apr 2012 18:26 UTC in reply to "RE[10]: Doomed"
gonzo
Member since:
2005-11-10

I fail to see where those people actually make a concious choice.


Lots of Windows installations are illegal, piracy.

Those people DO have a choice: steal Windows or use free Linux. And they chose to steal. Consciously.

That's how bad Linux on desktop is these days. It may change one day.

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RE[12]: Doomed
by JAlexoid on Thu 12th Apr 2012 11:28 in reply to "RE[11]: Doomed"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Coming out of a part of the world that has that rampant piracy, I can tell you that the absolute minority actually care for Windows. They care if they can run games and edit documents(Open/Libre Office does that quite well).

Lately, with most focus oriented towards the web, I install more Ubuntu than Windows for my technically inept friends. Even though under certain cases(high end games and very specific software packages) I do install Windows.

I find your use of word "Consciously" amusing. Because neither most of them are aware of the alternative nor do they make the choice. That pretty much rules out "Consciously".


bad Linux on desktop is these days

That bad Linux allowed my 7 y/o niece just sit down in front of my desktop and occupy it for the whole weekend without ever bugging me beyond password.(They have Windows7 at their home)

Those people DO have a choice

When Microsoft is entrenched so deep that it gets paid twice for corporate laptop purchases(license with the laptop and VL agreements), then I'll dismiss my claim that Microsoft isn't using the benefits of their dominant position to cram Windows into all and any laptop.

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