Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 21st Oct 2012 16:13 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Windows "I've been writing about Windows for almost 20 years, and I feel like I've kind of seen it all. But for the past several days, I've been struggling under the weight of the most brutal email onslaught I've ever endured over these two decades. And if my email is any indication, and I believe it is, the majority of people out there have absolutely no idea what Windows RT is. This is a problem." When even Paul Thurrot is worried, you can be sure it is, actually, a problem. We're going to see and hear about a lot of frustrated customer who can't load up their 1997 copy of Awesome Garden Designer 2.0 Deluxe.
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Comment by Luminair
by Luminair on Sun 21st Oct 2012 17:12 UTC
Luminair
Member since:
2007-03-30

windows was never confusing like this. you could not miss the transition to 95 and xp. this time it is utterly baffling. NO internet hyperbole either. I get it, but nobody else will.

you have to assume that all the normal computer companies think the same way most of us do. thus why microsoft had to make surface rt on its own. and when it bombs, possibly surprising even the eldest retail goons with the horrifying return rates, there will be only one outcome: microsoft will soldier on. bring on surface 2 rt.

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RE: Comment by Luminair
by tylerdurden on Mon 22nd Oct 2012 22:40 in reply to "Comment by Luminair"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

windows was never confusing like this...



Nonsense, Windows has always been a confusing brand. E.g. At some point Microsoft was offering concurrently Windows vs Windows for Workgroups vs Windows NT workstation vs Windows NT server vs Windows CE.

Microsoft has always sucked at branding, but then again they never had to excel at it since they had a de facto monopoly in the PC. The clear exception to my claim being the Xbox.

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RE[2]: Comment by Luminair
by Luminair on Mon 22nd Oct 2012 23:04 in reply to "RE: Comment by Luminair"
Luminair Member since:
2007-03-30

windows branding has not always been this confusing. you might have a point with the enterprise examples if I was talking about enterprise windows, and you might have a point with windows ce if anyone cared about windows ce

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