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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RE: Post PC era? Really?!?
by ze_jerkface on Wed 11th Jul 2012 02:55 UTC in reply to "Post PC era? Really?!?"
ze_jerkface
Member since:
2012-06-22

Yea but those are numbers. Post-pc isn't about numbers, it's more about headlines.

Sinfosky doesn't work on numbers and Ballmer lets him do was he pleases.

Numbers are overrated. Man got on the moon by reading headlines and feeling the space age.

Now I'm off to the casino to make 10 million dollars.

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RE[2]: Post PC era? Really?!?
by Nelson on Thu 12th Jul 2012 08:09 in reply to "RE: Post PC era? Really?!?"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

You really have an odd obsession with Sinofsky. Your comment history is pretty telling.

Its very impressive how you've managed to make me discover a new way to scratch my head with your nonsensical comments.

You've gone off the deep end, I'm afraid. Microsoft never embraced the post PC philosophy, in fact, their approach has been decidedly more inclusive than others.

People conflate the reality that mobile form factors are becoming the norm, with an acceptance of an Apple talking point.

This fall will be just as satisfying as it was watching the Vista haters squirm when Windows sells hundreds of millions of copies.

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