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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RE: Comment by Luminair
by tylerdurden on Mon 22nd Oct 2012 22:40 UTC in reply to "Comment by Luminair"
tylerdurden
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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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RE[3]: Comment by Luminair
by tylerdurden on Tue 23rd Oct 2012 06:53 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Luminair"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

The fact that you have to re-qualify your statement, about which "version" of windows you were supposedly referring to, sort of probes my point. ;-)

Windows has always been a blessing and a curse as a brand.

Edited 2012-10-23 07:02 UTC

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