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[3]: Comment by Luminair
by tylerdurden on Tue 23rd Oct 2012 06:53 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Luminair"
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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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RE[4]: Comment by Luminair
by bassbeast on Tue 23rd Oct 2012 14:27 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Luminair"
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Uhhh...Windows was for home users, WFW was for business, and nobody used WinCE, it really wasn't confusing. Now Vista, where you had everything from basic to smoky bacon all aimed at the customer? THAT was confusing.

At least someone other than Ballmer (rumor has it he was too busy squirting with his Zune to care) took over for Win 7 so all you had was basic for the cheap junkers like Atom netbooks (in fact the only ones I ever saw use basic was $199 Atom netbooks) Home Premium (what most got) and Pro for the office users.

But sadly a feces brown Zune just wasn't the mega hit Ballmer thought so now that he doesn't have anything to squirt here we are...sigh. Does he REALLY think people are gonna pay higher than Apple prices for an ersatz Apple experience on a device with the Windows name that won't actually run Windows programs and will have MUCH less apps than iPad or Android?

I just hope the OEMs aren't foolish enough to make those turkeys, they've had a pretty bad year already and getting stuck with several million WinPads that they can't move while everyone's stocking are filled with Kindles and iPads could cause some of them to go under. How much did HP lose on the touchpad again?

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RE[5]: Comment by Luminair
by Luminair on Tue 23rd Oct 2012 15:22 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Luminair"
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smoky bacon vista. lol

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