Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Apr 2013 16:37 UTC
Windows Microsoft's Terry Myerson, corporate vice president of Windows Phone, talks about the competition. "With iPhone, I sense that it's running out of steam. With iOS, [Apple] just added a fifth row of icons. Android is... kind of a mess. Look at Samsung - there's clearly mutiny going on. The only OEM making money off of Android is Samsung." There's truth to all these statements, which makes it all the more surprising that Microsoft appears to be unable to properly capitalise on them. Sure, WP appears to be doing well in a few select markets, but by no means the kind of success Microsoft and (Nokia) was banking on. Microsoft will pull through. Nokia on the other hand...
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RE[3]: So what
by twitterfire on Tue 16th Apr 2013 17:37 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: So what"
twitterfire
Member since:
2008-09-11

I can't believe we still entertain this ridiculous notion that Windows 8 is somehow a dud.


You're right. Windows 8 is a big success like Vista was before it. And people love to have that tablet interface instead of their desktops.

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RE[4]: So what
by Nelson on Tue 16th Apr 2013 17:42 in reply to "RE[3]: So what"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Do you know how many copies of Windows Vista sold? Do you know the size of the PC market?

I don't really think you have an appreciation for the scale of Windows. A "failure" like Vista, is more success than most companies ever see. Its not like it sold two copies.

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RE[5]: So what
by lucas_maximus on Tue 16th Apr 2013 17:54 in reply to "RE[4]: So what"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

This is what irritates me about this site; Vista wasn't a stellar success like Windows 7, but it sold decently and all the kinks were worked out after SP1.

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RE[4]: So what
by lucas_maximus on Tue 16th Apr 2013 17:52 in reply to "RE[3]: So what"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Vista sales were solid, like Windows 8 it was a transitional OS. Windows Vista now is basically Windows 7 with a more classic interface.

We have some developers using Vista at work, I don't hear a lot of complaints. I rather use Vista than the ancient XP which I was forced to used at my last place of work.

Edited 2013-04-16 17:55 UTC

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RE[5]: So what
by ze_jerkface on Tue 16th Apr 2013 23:57 in reply to "RE[4]: So what"
ze_jerkface Member since:
2012-06-22

A transitional OS? What a lame excuse just like the "not enough touch devices on the market" which we heard last quarter and before that it was "wait for holidays sales" and before that it was "wait for public release". Notice a pattern?

Is it really that hard to admit that Microsoft might have made a mistake with Windows 8? So far they would have made more money by staying with Windows 7. This whole disaster has cost them billions and the result is a lot of angry customers. If they would have listened to the critics from the beginning and not forced Metro or taken away Aero this disaster would not have happened. So far the critics have been right, that's not debatable.

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RE[4]: So what
by zima on Mon 22nd Apr 2013 17:00 in reply to "RE[3]: So what"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

You're right. Windows 8 is a big success like Vista was before it.

Sarcasm aside, VistaSE (aka Windows "let's use the marketing trick of lucky 7") is quite universally adored. So we'll see about Win 8.1...

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