Microsoft's Windows 8 Event Webcast: What We Need To See And Hear
Posted 24 October 2012 - 03:56 PM
I also love the fact that all of the h8ters out there writing articles dumping on Microsoft just end up bringing even more attention to Microsoft's new platform and upcoming releases.
Posted 24 October 2012 - 03:58 PM
Posted 24 October 2012 - 04:05 PM
I own a Windows phone and to be honest the Windows forums are filled with complaints too. That's what they are for. I can understand some of your thoughts on Android. I agree that some Android phones at first were not as polished as say a iPhone or even some Windows phones. But I think hardware and working out bugs have improved all mobile operating systems.
The problem with Windows phones is a 2% market share and its flatlined.That won't bring App developers to the platform. No matter how good the 2% say it is. Android has 60% of the mobile phone market. Apple has 35% with one phone! Unless Microsoft can find a way to get that 2% up to at least 10 to 15% market. It will be doomed no matter how well Microsoft does in other areas. Just because someone uses a PC or a Xbox does not mean they will buy a Windows phone. No study have proven it works that way. Apple found that out with the iPods, it did not significantly increase Mac sales. People judge products one by one.
Posted 24 October 2012 - 04:55 PM
Good Point. But two other things:
For corporate users, they will not go for Android as fragmentations issues, developing for unified windows 8 saves time and budget, and better than have a separate project just for mobile platform.
For indie developers, unified platform is more appealing than fragmented platform. Google spends more resource on how to improve and add new features to Android rather than improve development tools and address fragmentations.
Posted 24 October 2012 - 05:29 PM
And to the author...RTM has not been available to the public since August. Release preview (RP) has been available, but it does not represent the final retail product.
This is not a hardware release either, this is an OS release and will not get the same instant fanfare that an ipad or droid-tab launch would. The effects of the windows 8 launch will not be seen for at least 6-8 months as hardware manufacturers get devices out to the public. There wont even be a great deal of people upgrading their windows 7 PCs in the next year, but as people come in contact with the OS I guarantee the ball will start to roll!
Posted 24 October 2012 - 07:53 PM
Posted 24 October 2012 - 07:54 PM
Expect a whole bunch of this!
Thank you for this video. I'll now go in Youtube and subscribe to that guy.Here's another user who makes videos on Windows 8 so you can see LIVE, how insane it is: click here
This post has been edited by brainout: 24 October 2012 - 08:10 PM
Posted 24 October 2012 - 11:00 PM
One more thing - The new Windows RT is the only OS in the world that
will be running on ARM and X86 Intel/AMD...This sets microsoft up to move with any HW improvement made on ARM and x86....Intel is coming up with Haswell next year that will move them more into mobile...micorosft with the only mobile OS that runs on x86 will benefit from this...ios and android wont...if intel does not deliver microsoft does not care and will move at the speed of ARM HW improvments....
If you know you tech you would know that microsoft is has not been sleeping ...they got the enterprise, they got patents..they got connections with every business in the world..they got cloud..they got xbox..they now got surface HW.....now everything is coming together...they were artifially forced to give other players a chance by antitrust etc....it not like google or apple like to play fair
Note; windows RT will be on any RT device and also any windows 8 device(on top of the legacy windows desktop)....
Posted 25 October 2012 - 04:32 AM
Now, my issue with this system for now are 2.
1.- I have it on my test laptop for like 2 months ago I think and I'm asking myself. Is everybody have to have a "Windows Live Account" to get into Windows?, What if you install W8 on a new machine or an upgrade and it does not recognize the LAN/Wireless card and you can not get internet?
2.-For POS, this programs/apps are supposed to run after windows loads, so I do not want any employee touching the "tiles", I want the POS runs after the PC Loads. Do I have to do a Login before that and then touch the "Desktop Tile" and the run the POS?
I know there are some tricky ways to do that, I've seen then, like Wutologin and then disabling the Tiles and go to the desktop inmediately, but they are sort of dificult for non thech users.
Posted 25 October 2012 - 04:43 AM
Posted 25 October 2012 - 07:34 AM
That said, I wish they would stop trying to chase Apple into consumer stuff like music and consumer tablets, and would focus on making good, enterprise-ready power tools related to databases and programming tools. But no, we need a tablet with colored keyboards that look like children's toys.
Really Microsoft? You want me to make this happy, tiley OS on my desktop? Why would I want to do that?
Posted 25 October 2012 - 09:34 AM
Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:38 AM
I lost ALL of my old chess programs, that won't run in XPSP3 compatibility mode either, both Chessbase, and Convetika.
Interestingly, the only program that actually installed, and worked, was Microsoft Encarta! Hmmmm...?
I'm getting used to it, learning about it, I'll probably buy a book--and I'm glad I got it for $40 before that expired, as it surely isn't worth it otherwise. My suggestion? Buy a new computer with Windows 8 installed if you want to upgrade, and then you'll need mostly new programs. Otherwise, stick it out until you HAVE to.
Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:54 AM
I watched that video too, and I'd agree, burying the "turn off" key is idiotic. I did find it eventually.
I loved the woman's comment. "It's colorful" she said!?