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Aparently the results are becoming different now
Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, January 28 2013 @ 11:53 AM EST
By trying to do the sanme thing over and over again.
New version of windows, advertise, sell. And again.
But any conclusion about sanity ?

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Thanks
Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, January 28 2013 @ 01:10 PM EST
> The author of the article, Larry Dignan, Editor in Chief of ZDNet,
> draws an illogical conclusion...

I wondered if my reading skills had dropped overnight. The article
seemed to throw a heap of factoids at the wall to see what sticks.
Maybe a useful technique for MS and friends...

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OEMs are not so scared of MS anymore
Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, January 28 2013 @ 02:51 PM EST
Just look at public statements like those from Acer and
Samsung, and then look back a few years to what vendors were
saying during the Vista debacle. With Vista, users almost
uniformly denounced the OS, but MS and the OEMs continued to
parrot how Vista was doing great, exceeding expectations,
"the most successful OS launch in history", etc. in what
could only be described as a massive reality distortion
field.

In 2013, you still get the same hilarious drivel from MS
(and maybe Nokia), but computer manufacturers and the
general computing press are remarkably freer in their
criticism of Windows 8.

In my completely unscientific "notice what's happening in
real life" test, it looks like Windows 8 is a colossal flop.
I don't know anyone with a Windows 8 PC/tablet/smartphone,
but there are Android and iOS devices everywhere I look.
I've only ever seen anyone use a Win Phone 7 or Windows 8
phone *once* since these platforms appeared.

And that is just the consumer market, which is the only
place Windows 8 has a ghost of a chance. I work at a ~15K
employee company that is still happily using Windows XP. We
have no intention to go to Win7 for at least another year,
and Windows 8 has already been removed from further
consideration. I can't imagine that even 5% of business
desktops will be on Windows 8 by the end of 2014, although
Microsoft will still be making piles of money off of Windows
7 and Office.

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How is that illogical?
Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, January 28 2013 @ 05:16 PM EST
He is saying that Acer needs to change, to become less PC and Windows centric.
Why is that illogical.

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