Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Nov 2013 18:41 UTC, submitted by MOS6510

The big story in The New York Times on November 20, 1985, concerned Hurricane Kate's advance as it smashed into northern Cuba and the Florida Keys before barreling north to threaten the Gulf Coast. But another big story -- for the technology world -- was about to unfold thousands of miles away in Las Vegas, where the Comdex trade show was getting under way.

Apple had grabbed headlines a year earlier with the introduction of its graphical Macintosh. Now, after two years of delays, Microsoft was finally ready to debut the much-promised Microsoft Windows.

It became the blueprint for many of Microsoft's new product launches. Early versions suck, but get progressively better over the years.

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RE[5]: Is there hope?
by MOS6510 on Thu 21st Nov 2013 22:04 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Is there hope?"
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I think 10 years isn't what 10 years used to be 10 years ago.

Products need to be instant hits these days and if they are not they are labeled a "flop" almost immediately. From then on a product not only needs to improve, but also shake its damaged image.

Windows RT not only has to show it has become better, it also has prove beyond any reasonable and even unreasonable doubt that it doesn't suck like it did before and if one or two (small) things do suck it gets another "flop" sticker.

Will Microsoft then continue to improve or start with a clean slate? In a way what they did with Windows Mobile 6 -> Windows Phone 7 -> Windows Phone 8.

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RE[6]: Is there hope?
by WorknMan on Thu 21st Nov 2013 22:57 in reply to "RE[5]: Is there hope?"
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I don't know, but if they can improve it to the point where tech tards like using it, then they have a stable base to improve upon.

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RE[7]: Is there hope?
by MOS6510 on Thu 21st Nov 2013 23:07 in reply to "RE[6]: Is there hope?"
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The PC invaded homes from work replacing the home computer, because people wanted to do at home what they did at work.

Now the iPad invaded work from home, because people wanted to use it at work.

I think Windows tablets have a chance if they prove their value in the working environment and people take them from there to home. If you already have a Windows tablet, do you need another one too?

An iPad is great, but I think it's designed for consumer use and not to be used in a business environment. If I used a tablet at/for work I'd want it to easily access the file server for example, open files in Microsoft Office and save them back to the file server. This is not easy with an iPad.

Give me a tablet that connect with the corporate network, VPN or local WiFi, and becomes a full member. Acces to all the recourses and files.

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