Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 11th Nov 2012 15:49 UTC
Windows "Yesterday my desktop died, and so I went ahead and got a brand new Windows 8 laptop. It's always been my feeling that as years go on, user experience has been going down for people who use a computer and the Internet, because of decisions all companies make that are clearly anti-user, either because they think they know best, or in many cases, for financial gains. But from spending all night reinstalling everything and customizing the laptop, I realized just how bad it has become." Probably the biggest reason to go Mac or Linux. Such a shame Microsoft found it more important to pressure OEMs into silly Secure Boot nonsense instead of doing something about the anti-user crapware disaster. Goes to show who Microsoft cares about. Hint: it ain't you.
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Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Sun 11th Nov 2012 18:24 UTC
shmerl
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2010-06-08

Microsoft has an uncanny ability to live and retain the market domination through constant acts of shooting itself. Well, sooner or later it should have an effect?

Edited 2012-11-11 18:25 UTC

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RE: Comment by shmerl
by cdude on Sun 11th Nov 2012 18:54 in reply to "Comment by shmerl"
cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

It already has. Customers pick Android and iOS over Windows cause not only are both better but Windows is worse.

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RE[2]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Sun 11th Nov 2012 21:33 in reply to "RE: Comment by shmerl"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

I see it differently. People just use more mobile devices which complement desktop usage. They aren't substituting one for the other completely though. So Android and iOS aren't pulling the user base from Windows because of its inferiority, rather because there is some balance shift between desktop and mobile form factors now. But it's not a replacement. I.e. when it balances out, there still remains a question of replacing the desktop Windows with better desktop alternative (such as Linux).

Edited 2012-11-11 21:34 UTC

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RE: Comment by shmerl
by Yehppael on Sun 11th Nov 2012 19:11 in reply to "Comment by shmerl"
Yehppael Member since:
2012-08-01

Microsoft has an uncanny ability to live and retain the market domination through constant acts of shooting itself. Well, sooner or later it should have an effect?

No, They don't die by bullets, only fire.

That's what a monopoly is, people whether they like it or not, have to buy their stuff.

Unless Android moves to the desktop (I know a lot of people who would like that) it's unlikely anything will replace Windows.

Of course they could always take back that jack*** from Nokia and put him in Ballmer's shoes. Nothing burns hotter and brighter than greed fueled by stupidity.

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RE[2]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Sun 11th Nov 2012 21:28 in reply to "RE: Comment by shmerl"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

Personally I don't see Android as a mature and high quality system, let alone don't see any good for it to move to desktop. It enjoys its success in the mobile sphere because it came in the right time, not because it's technically superior to possible mobile alternatives. I.e. regular desktop Linux as well as mobile one is technically superior to Android. Having Android spread into desktop and becoming "Windows #2" will not be pleasant. It's enough that it creates problems in the mobile already.

That aside, Windows desktop domination is already slowly deteriorating to other desktop alternatives (without considering any mobile shifts). It's just not rapid, but a slow process.

Edited 2012-11-11 21:36 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by shmerl
by WorknMan on Mon 12th Nov 2012 22:28 in reply to "RE: Comment by shmerl"
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2005-11-13

Unless Android moves to the desktop (I know a lot of people who would like that) it's unlikely anything will replace Windows.


Yeah, since crapware is never an issue on Android devices. Oh, wait ...

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