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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...

    da da dat dat da da.

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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

    I've been using ubuntu for nearly 5 years now - ever since a friend of mine suggested it when hearing about my Windows Vista / Office 2007 woes.

    There are still things I would wish for. On my system ubuntu 12.10 is really unstable and I can't use Eclipse. I am, for now, quite content with 12.04. I wish that they would backport webapps, but that ain't happening anytime soon.

    I was mentioning this to one of my managers, and the manager reminded me that banks are notoriously conservative. The chances of the bank changing from Windows 7 to any form of Linux are slim to none.

    Windows ME was a disaster for Microsoft, Windows XP saved their bacon.
    Windows Vista was a disaster for Microsoft, Windows 7 saved their bacon.
    Windows 8 may be a disaster for Microsoft, Windows ? may save their bacon.

    There is a pattern here, which is why I am suggesting that it is way too early to write off Microsoft.

    But the more that I work with ubuntu at home, the more I like it.
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    Re: A little early to write off Microsoft, but interesting reading

    Quote Originally Posted by fballem View Post
    Windows ME was a disaster for Microsoft, Windows XP saved their bacon.
    Windows Vista was a disaster for Microsoft, Windows 7 saved their bacon.
    Windows 8 may be a disaster for Microsoft, Windows ? may save their bacon.
    Windows ME was a deliberate disaster by Microsoft. They made a terrible OS based on the original kernel because they wanted everyone to move to the NT-based XP; so they could discontinue the old line of products and just work on NT-based systems.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by madverb View Post
    Windows ME was a deliberate disaster by Microsoft. They made a terrible OS based on the original kernel because they wanted everyone to move to the NT-based XP; so they could discontinue the old line of products and just work on NT-based systems.
    No one spends the kind of money it costs to develop an OS, put it to market etc to deliberately make it fail that is just wrong.
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    Re: A little early to write off Microsoft, but interesting reading

    Quote Originally Posted by KiwiNZ View Post
    The ,hmmm *cough* journalist used the Mayan calendar as the source
    Probably as an in joke though

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