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  • Steve Ballmer Is Leaving Microsoft - Before You Open The Champagne, Be Careful What You Ask For [View article]
    That does make sense.

    :-)
    Aug 28 07:29 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Steve Ballmer Departure Not Worth $20 Billion [View article]
    Umm you said

    "Sinofsky had reported to work at Redmond as the President of Windows Division for the past 23 years."

    Incorrect - He became the president of the Windows Division in July of 2009.

    I do agree that the resignation is overhyped.

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    Aug 28 07:17 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Did The U.S. Government Just Freeze Innovation At These Technology Companies [View article]
    Or not buying it in the first place?

    Just sayin.
    Jun 7 03:09 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Windows 8.1 Is Irrelevant And It's Time For Investors To Look Toward Windows 9 [View article]
    Very well said. You might indeed be right.
    Jun 2 12:16 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Windows 8.1 Is Irrelevant And It's Time For Investors To Look Toward Windows 9 [View article]
    Thank you for the comment...
    Jun 1 10:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Windows 8.1 Is Irrelevant And It's Time For Investors To Look Toward Windows 9 [View article]
    Resource Hungry.

    The perfect description for Vista. Well said.
    May 31 06:44 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Has Microsoft's Xbox One Destroyed Apple TV? [View article]
    LOL.

    This article is wildly ambitious.

    First, the Xbox One looks monstrous. Not something people would want in their living room in general. Aesthetically it's a big step backward.

    Next, it's expensive. At full console price, it's not going to attract customers just to watch TV differently.

    Third, it remains to be seen if consumers are looking for yet another vendor to "transform" the way we watch TV. A lot of consumers like the way they watch TV just fine and even though TV a la carte would be cool, it remains to be seen if Microsoft is the vendor that can make it happen.

    Finally, once again, have you seen how this thing looks?

    :-)
    May 22 04:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 8 Billion-Dollar Mistakes Microsoft Made That Killed Windows 8 And Led To Windows 8.1 [View article]
    *sigh* Ignorance should be a crime.

    Let me respond to Skiz before I head out for the day.

    Each of #1-8 are simply rehashes of what other opinion writers are saying.

    --- No need to rehash, I was one of those writers. :-)

    No data. Has Mr. O seen the testing results?

    --- Being that I ran some of the most popular Windows sites on the web, I'm betting I had a better empirical feel for the data than you?

    Any figures about start menu replacements being the downloaded to the majority of the 100+ million licenses sold?

    --- Two things, One, yes there is data out there from Pokki, Start8 etc about the amount of downloads (I believe the total was around 8 to 10 million last i checked). Two, stop bandying around the 100 million number recklessly - makes you sound like a simpleton.

    Any evidence that people aren't buying Windows PCs because of the ads? Any sales data? Anything at all that isn't opinion?

    --- The sales data is pretty conclusive. Windows 8 is selling at close to the same rate as Windows 7 even though it's a much bigger market now - use your common sense and do the math.

    Finally, the conclusion is that billions were left on the table because of Windows 8. Considering the super-quick adoption rate of Windows tablets & convertables, and considering the sales pace that is close to Windows 7, I'm really struggling to follow how he's getting there.

    --- Not surprised you're struggling. 8.1 is a response to user feedback. Microsoft have acknowledged that. If they received enough negative feedback to do a new release, we can extrapolate that there was enough NEGATIVE consumer data to justify that. If there was enough NEGATIVE consumer data to justify that, we can assume it was related to sales and not just sentiment. Microsoft is a BUSINESS, they wouldn't spend more DEVELOPMENT DOLLARS to fix a product unless it was related to LOSSES.

    Hope that explains it plainly enough for you.
    May 21 11:35 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 8 Billion-Dollar Mistakes Microsoft Made That Killed Windows 8 And Led To Windows 8.1 [View article]
    Thanks for your comment.

    :-)
    May 21 11:24 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 8 Billion-Dollar Mistakes Microsoft Made That Killed Windows 8 And Led To Windows 8.1 [View article]
    Thanks for the heads up!

    My bad. :-)
    May 18 01:45 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 8 Billion-Dollar Mistakes Microsoft Made That Killed Windows 8 And Led To Windows 8.1 [View article]
    So what you're saying is that despite the negative buzz about the Start Button and the new Metro and RT, all the consumers who would have bought Windows 8 at launch still bought it? And the negative buzz and confusion didn't hurt sales significantly?

    You can't be that delusional.
    May 18 01:44 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 8 Billion-Dollar Mistakes Microsoft Made That Killed Windows 8 And Led To Windows 8.1 [View article]
    Thanks for the comment!!
    May 17 02:13 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 8 Billion-Dollar Mistakes Microsoft Made That Killed Windows 8 And Led To Windows 8.1 [View article]
    Thanks very much for the comments.
    May 17 02:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 8 Billion-Dollar Mistakes Microsoft Made That Killed Windows 8 And Led To Windows 8.1 [View article]
    *sigh*

    First off RT edition of windows is fine. It is a ARM based operating system that provides numerous advantages over any other tablet in the market. It is also specifically designed to port windows 8 applications made in the store by providing a new compiling method.

    xxxx I know that and you know that. Most consumers don't especially since there was no educational campaign to inform them. It also (confusingly) looks EXACTLY like Windows 8 but is not. Lots of head scratching...


    Second, providing "training" for a new operating system is a bad idea. Why would you buy a product that requires you to be trained in order to use it?

    xxxx Great point! If something is so complex that it needs "explanation" maybe you should retweak before you release it? Just saying...


    Third, stating that Microsoft blatantly ignored beta testing is flat out wrong. If they honestly didn't care about the feedback, 8.1 would simply not exist.

    xxxx 8.1 is a fix to an Operating System. A fix of things that should have been caught in basic UAT. You are basically saying that Microsoft treated a product rollout like an advanced User Acceptance Test. If you know anything about technology you know how sacrilegious that statement is.


    And finally, just because you think Windows will fail, does not mean that the company will. There are several other profitable divisions within Microsoft and they are holding themselves quite well for a market that is moving away from personal computers.


    xxxxx I don't think Windows will fail. Not sure where you got that one. I acknowledge the company is strong but there can be no dispute that the Windows division has some challenges right now.

    Thanks for the comments.
    May 17 02:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 8 Billion-Dollar Mistakes Microsoft Made That Killed Windows 8 And Led To Windows 8.1 [View article]
    ???

    Thanks for your (not so coherent) comments.
    May 17 02:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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