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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RE: This is bad.
by Fergy on Sat 9th Mar 2013 21:55 UTC in reply to "This is bad."
Fergy
Member since:
2006-04-10

Windows 8 is a true paradigm change in that the way computers are sold is changing, the experiences people expect, the hardware people want. The market is different.

Changing the way computers are sold, the experiences people expect and the hardware people want has nothing to do with the OS. You only need an OS that gives you the freedom to make it into what you want(android/linux) and OEMs go nuts with innovation. Give them a stale platform with useless features forced upon you and they'll just yawn.
What people want: 1. no maintenance 2. freedom to make it do what you want 3. provide choices on low, medium and high prices

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RE[2]: This is bad.
by darknexus on Sun 10th Mar 2013 00:03 in reply to "RE: This is bad."
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

You call it "innovation" what the netbook OEMs did with Linux, do you? You've a strange definition for that word. Keep the OEMs out of it. They're only interested in implementing a little bling and flash, then never touching that product line again. Case in point: HTC and Samsung. When's the last time you got a major Android update for a phone that's not the very latest from those two? Meanwhile you have to deal with stupid crap like Touchwiz or Sense, and run an outdated and insecure version of Android unlesss you want to flash a custom ROM. You want these OEMs to continue to have a say? They have botched every opportunity they've ever had to improve our computing experience.

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RE[2]: This is bad.
by Nelson on Sun 10th Mar 2013 08:47 in reply to "RE: This is bad."
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

a wild OEM defender appears

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