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    A little early to write off Microsoft, but interesting reading

    I saw this article http://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/ste...181558610.html today. I thought it made for interesting reading.
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    Re: A little early to write off Microsoft, but interesting reading

    This mess could have something to do with it..


    - Poor/ugly UI design doesnt pull in new users..
    - Lack of proper multitasking environment, makes it hard for companies to use it for work..
    - Lack of useful apps, turns off would be users when they cant use normal stuff like Facebook...
    - Mostly to drastic of UI change that it alienated many loyal users..

    MS did it to their self..
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    Re: A little early to write off Microsoft, but interesting reading

    is that the new gnome...

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    Re: A little early to write off Microsoft, but interesting reading

    Pretty interesting read. Seems kinda scary that Microsoft may actually be losing in some departments, but it's not quite nightmare territory yet; they're just not doing very well with their attempts at copying the success of Apple's iPad and iPhone, from what I can see.



    This is why I don't like the Metro UI, too kiddish for me. XD

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    Re: A little early to write off Microsoft, but interesting reading

    Quote Originally Posted by johnluke728 View Post
    This is why I don't like the Metro UI, too kiddish for me. XD
    People criticised XP when it came out for that exact same reason, and it turned out to be one of Microsoft's biggest successes.

    Don't-call-it-Metro is a touch-centric UI, once there are more touch devices bouncing around it'll probably be quite popular IMO.

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    Re: A little early to write off Microsoft, but interesting reading

    The ,hmmm *cough* journalist used the Mayan calendar as the source
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    Re: A little early to write off Microsoft, but interesting reading

    Quote Originally Posted by fballem View Post
    I saw this article http://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/ste...181558610.html today. I thought it made for interesting reading.
    It's interesting to note that it never mentions Android. It thinks IOS is killing Windows... *smirk* Outside the US, IOS is barely 25% of the market for mobile devices.

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    Re: A little early to write off Microsoft, but interesting reading

    Quote Originally Posted by ofnuts View Post
    It's interesting to note that it never mentions Android. It thinks IOS is killing Windows... *smirk* Outside the US, IOS is barely 25% of the market for mobile devices.
    So, one US company controls one quarter of the global mobile computing space? That's pretty impressive.

    The presentation I linked to shows both iOS and Android.

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