Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 12th Jul 2013 12:01 UTC
Windows The general gist? A minor update somewhere this year, but the real update won't come until 2014. In the meantime, we'll have to... "Resuming..." ...settle for CardDAV/CalDAV support, some additional HTML5 support, and fixes for Xbox Music metadata. We were promised regular updates and an early access program for enthusiasts - but Microsoft failed to deliver, once more. For all intents and purposes, thanks... "Resuming..." ...to the switch to the Windows NT kernel, the Windows Phone we're using today has very little additional functionality to offer over what we were using on WP7 release day. I've been a Windows Phone user since WP7 release day, but Microsoft has lost me.
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toast88
Member since:
2009-09-23

Jeez, your Microsoft-fanboysm is kinda annoying.

For you:

> http://www.osnews.com/thread?566910

I wonder what it takes for you to realize that Microsoft is one of the companies the world would be better off without them.

Seriously, are you holding Microsoft shares or work for them?

As for the Surface? What the f--k are you smoking? Surface is one of the worst-selling tablets ever. Microsoft even had to cut orders before they even shipped Surface! [1] I don't know in what universe you live, but in this universe, Surface isn't selling at all, the same goes for Windows 8.

And, no, OEM sells don't really count because these are subsidized and people usually wipe Windows 8 immediately for Windows 7.

Adrian

> [1] http://www.businessinsider.com/digitimes-microsoft-cut-surface-tabl...

Edited 2013-07-13 20:26 UTC

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Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

If you're not going to address my points, then don't reply to my comment. Its quite obvious by your rhetoric that you have an irrational contempt for Microsoft. Its especially telling that you ignore actual financial and market results for the Surface.

http://m.techcrunch.com/2013/04/25/strategy-analytics-q1-tablet-sta... 7.4% market share for Windows tablets, excluding hybrids with touch.

http://www.citeworld.com/business/21749/microsofts-surface-strategy...
Surface helping Microsoft's bottom line

http://www.forbes.com/sites/ewanspence/2013/04/20/microsoft-surface...
Surface outselling Nexus 10

http://bgr.com/2013/03/18/google-chromebook-sales-rumor-383110/
Surface outselling Chromebooks

And I don't think I need to point out the high ASPs of Surface devices against others, especially the Surface Pro.

Edited 2013-07-13 20:43 UTC

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ze_jerkface Member since:
2012-06-22

Surface is such a great hit that they're cutting the price by $150.
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2044225/staples-preps-surface-rt-sal...

That's already after their education fire sale
http://www.engadget.com/2013/06/17/microsoft-surface-rt-tablets-for...

Surface RT is headed for the Microsoft graveyard next to Kin and Zune. But go ahead and keep cheerleading this POS until they Silverlight it.

Edited 2013-07-14 01:39 UTC

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shotsman Member since:
2005-07-22

Surface might be outselling Chromebooks. IMHO, a Chromebook is still too expensive.
After all most of the Chromebook makers are still paying MS their 'Pay us loads-a-money if you dare not put windows on a PC or we'll sue you into the ground' stupid patent scam

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