Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 16th Jun 2012 17:52 UTC
Windows Adrian Kingsley-Hughes pens a rant on Windows 8, calling it 'awful': "I'm now ready to sum up my Windows 8 experience with a single word: awful. I could have chosen a number of other words - terrible, horrible, painful and execrable all spring to mind - but it doesn't matter, the sentiment is the same." I've been using Windows 8 Release Preview on both my ZenBook and my regular desktop since its release, and here's my short review: "I like it." Issues a-plenty, but for what is essentially a 1.0 release - not bad. It's a hell of a lot better than other releases which were similar in scope (Mac OS X 10.0, KDE 4.0).
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RE[3]: Not for business use.
by adkilla on Mon 18th Jun 2012 04:07 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Not for business use. "
adkilla
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I think the major rejection of WP is due to the fact that it is very restrictive. While many users could deal with the UI straightjacket on WP, the restrictions with using the Zune client and hardware options are putting users off.

MS is doing a bad job of shoehorning Apple's model into WP. Apple targets its devices as premium/high-end and with high profit margins. Something that does not work with WP because the brand image is not the same, they are also targeting developing markets and are dependent on manufacturers that need differentiation to be competitive.

In the case of Nokia, it boggles my mind with their WP or nothing strategy. It is like they are a subsidiary of MS. The rating agencies have rated their debts as junk. They won't be around long enough if they continue with this do or die strategy. It would have been wiser if they still continued with Symbian/Harmattan while giving MS time to get their act together. Unless part of their strategy is to make Nokia cheap enough for a MS take over with all the rich patent portfolio.

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