Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th May 2013 22:46 UTC
Windows "After acknowledging its Windows Blue codename publicly in March, Microsoft is getting closer to revealing all about the upcoming Windows 8 update. In an interview with The Verge this week, Microsoft's Windows CFO Tami Reller provided some details on where the company is heading with its Blue project."
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RE[7]: HELLO, Microsoft!
by lucas_maximus on Wed 8th May 2013 18:57 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: HELLO, Microsoft!"
lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

Except most customers don't know what they want. As another said we would still have blackberry's with keyboards if that was true.

Sorry a lot of products have come out recently that wouldn't have succeeded if we actually took customers literally.

Also this is the first version of Windows with a new paradigm ... how many complaints were there about the iPhone and Android at version 1?

Edited 2013-05-08 19:02 UTC

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RE[8]: HELLO, Microsoft!
by Alfman on Wed 8th May 2013 19:23 in reply to "RE[7]: HELLO, Microsoft!"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

lucas_maximus,

"Except most customers don't know what they want."

This is one of the most pathetic excuses I've ever heard. The exact same logic could be used to justify dictatorships.

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RE[9]: HELLO, Microsoft!
by lucas_maximus on Wed 8th May 2013 19:27 in reply to "RE[8]: HELLO, Microsoft!"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Well we know you didn't study software engineering. Please go away and read a requirement engineering book please ... because you are a fucking moron if you think that I am wrong.

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RE[8]: HELLO, Microsoft!
by Alfman on Wed 8th May 2013 19:30 in reply to "RE[7]: HELLO, Microsoft!"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

lucas_maximus,

"Sorry a lot of products have come out recently that wouldn't have succeeded if we actually took customers literally."

Do you have any examples and evidence? There's a difference between listening "literally" and listening for "intent", but in this case they are one in the same.


"Also this is the first version of Windows with a new paradigm ... how many complaints were there about the iPhone and Android at version 1?"

It's true that many of the complaints & limitations were addressed in subsequent versions, but neither apple nor google gave their customers the attitude of "we hear you, but we're not going to listen to what your asking for". Unless your hinting that microsoft will _eventually_ listen, it sounds like your ok with having monopolies that don't care about what consumers want.

Edited 2013-05-08 19:41 UTC

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