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: Welcome to the reality people
by bassbeast on Tue 23rd Oct 2012 13:44 UTC in reply to "Welcome to the reality people"
bassbeast
Member since:
2007-11-11

There is a problem with your line of thinking, and it is thus: Windows ain't Linux or iOS. With Linux all it takes is ONE guy to recompile the software since the source is available and then tada! It works on MIPS, or SPARC, or ARM. With iOS Apple has conditioned users to only buy Apple products or those blessed by Apple through their appstore and to expect their old stuff not to run, nothing wrong with that, if you like fashion you have a brand tailor made for you and it does hold excellent resale when you jump on their upgrade treadmill.

But what you have here is a case where a user will walk in and find out "SOME Windows will run your stuff, SOME Windows won't, and you don't know and the poor clueless kid at the counter don't know which is which either...good luck turkey!" and what moron wants a Windows that costs as much as an iPad, in many cases MORE than an iPad, that doesn't actually run Windows software?

Anybody here see the Newegg commercial? Where the guy asks the sales kid what the difference is between 2 laptops and he just stares at the little cards before saying "I have no idea?" well welcome to reality, where I can't count the times I've had to step in when some sales kid has been telling someone bold faced lies because the kid simply didn't know any better and didn't want to look foolish in front of a customer.

What is sad is MSFT is now bragging "Win 8, simple enough for a 3 year old"...uhhh...I don't WANT an OS so dumbed down your toddler can use it, because at THAT level of stupid its a toy OS, okay? Its the new Vista, you know it, I know it, and next quarter MSFT will know it.

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

With Linux all it takes is ONE guy to recompile the software since the source is available and then tada! It works on MIPS, or SPARC, or ARM

It wasn't quite that straightforward when AMD64 showed up, and that was still x86.

Its the new Vista, you know it, I know it, and next quarter MSFT will know it.

So what you're saying - it's a prelude to Win9 being the new VistaSE "let's use the PR trick of 'lucky7'", the most adored and most rapidly adopted version of Windows?

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