Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Jul 2012 21:44 UTC
Windows Jeff Atwood: "In the post PC era, Microsoft is betting the company on Windows 8, desperately trying to serve two masters with one operating system. The traditional mouse and keyboard desktop is no longer the default; it is still there, but slightly hidden from view, as the realm of computer nuts, power users, and geeks. For everyone else, the Metro UI puts an all new, highly visual touch and tablet friendly face on the old beige Wintel box. Will Microsoft succeed? I'm not sure yet. But based on what I've seen so far of Windows 8, its pricing, and the new Surface hardware - I'm cautiously optimistic." So am I. However, a lot - and I mean a lot as in 'everything' - will depend on the quality of the Metro applications. So far, the quality has been utterly abysmal, both for first and third party ones. Microsoft is promising Metro application goodness for RTM, but I'll believe it when I see it.
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wow bad bet
by Bit_Rapist on Tue 10th Jul 2012 04:40 UTC
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I believe in betting the company on new technologies.

I think MS is out of its mind however with Windows 8.

I ran the Dev preview and the consumer preview. It was absolutely the most confusing "experience" I have ever encountered with an operating system.

First Windows release that I can say I am not interested in. I used to get excited about new Windows releases. The most exciting part about using Windows 8 was when I realized I didn't have to deal with this insanity and deleted it.

MS can't afford another 'Vita'

Steve Ballmer is on the best f*cking drugs ever (apparently) and the MS Titanic is heading straight for an iceberg.

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RE: wow bad bet
by lucas_maximus on Tue 10th Jul 2012 15:05 in reply to "wow bad bet"
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because Microsoft did so badly with Vista ...

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RE: wow bad bet
by Nelson on Tue 10th Jul 2012 22:14 in reply to "wow bad bet"
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You do know how much Vista sold, right? It was an imaginary failure. Vista sold a record number of copies.

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