Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th Feb 2014 00:03 UTC
Windows

The reason this happened is that while Sinofsky had the maniacal power and force of will of a Steve Jobs, he lacked Jobs' best gift: An innate understanding of good design. Windows 8 is not well-designed. It's a mess. But Windows 8 is a bigger problem than that. Windows 8 is a disaster in every sense of the word.

This is not open to debate, is not part of some cute imaginary world where everyone's opinion is equally valid or whatever. Windows 8 is a disaster. Period.

Paul Thurrott shares some of his inside information, and it's pretty damning. According to him, Sinofsky's team - even up to his major supporter, Steve Ballmer - were removed from the company after it became clear just much of a disaster Windows 8 was.

I agree with his conclusion: razor-sharp focus on productivity, Windows' number one use. The desktop side of Windows 8.x is pretty good as it is, and has been progressively getting better with every update. I would go one step further than Thurrott. Windows 9 (desktops/laptops) and Windows Metro (tablets/smartphones). These two can still be one product (e.g., connect a keyboard/mouse/monitor to your x86 smartphone and it opens the desktop), but they should be entirely separate environments.

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WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

In fact, Apple does allow us to run their OS on non-apple hardware.


Since when? I have not heard of Apple changing their stance on this.

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Colonel Panic Member since:
2005-07-28

Not "legally" of course but many do indeed run OS X on their PCs and it is very easy to do so, is extremely stable due to the fact that Apple's hardware is "mainstream" Intel stuff. I've personally used it for years on my custom built PC and it just keeps getting easier and better by the year.

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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Of course I know you can run a Hackintosh, but the OP claimed Apple themselves somehow condone of this behaviour. Quite obviously they do not, they want people to run OSX on Apple-hardware.

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allanregistos Member since:
2011-02-10

"In fact, Apple does allow us to run their OS on non-apple hardware.


Since when? I have not heard of Apple changing their stance on this.
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It's a typo error. It is unfortunate that the typo is not obvious.
Is that the reason why I'm downvoted?
The reason is that I've lost and composed my response three times.
I think its a Firefox bug. I accidentally make Firefox in offline mode and when I click the submit button, Firefox complains being in offline, and I lost all my typed texts.

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