Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 8th Mar 2013 23:07 UTC
Windows "A senior Samsung Electronics executive said Friday the launch of Windows 8 has failed to bolster demand for PCs and he does not expect the PC industry to rebound soon." Of course, Samsung and other OEMs could've, you know, built better computers. Just a suggestion.
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apparently not a good experience
by bnolsen on Fri 8th Mar 2013 23:25 UTC
bnolsen
Member since:
2006-01-06

My parents are in texas for the winter volunteering their services and their laptop died. They ran to costco and could only get a windows8 system. My uncle is there and does some IT stuff for people, he's helped them with it. My mother complains that the system is wierd and obscure, especially the gestures. She just doesn't get them.

On the hardware side, I really believe that a plateau has been hit for what's require for every day processing. To just get on the web even a machine 4-5 years old still works just fine. 15 year ago the rate of innovation on both the hardware and bloat on the software side obsoleted computers a lot faster. Of late the software bloat rate has decreased giving older hardware more life.

Edited 2013-03-08 23:28 UTC

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

I always find it funny when people say "bloat" and what they really mean is features and/or reliability.

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bnolsen Member since:
2006-01-06

recall the Javascript wars of the late 2000s. how many versions of office mostly changed file formats and added corner features. people say win7 and win8 re faster than their predecessors. that wasn't true of previous windows releases that were successively noticeably slower.

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

On the hardware side, I really believe that a plateau has been hit for what's require for every day processing. To just get on the web even a machine 4-5 years old still works just fine.

And even 10 year old PC is still quite good for browsing. It helps how, during the last few years, browsers became faster on the same hardware.

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