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  • Kill The Microsoft Surface Tablet [View article]
    And...All at the same time! Also, better than an iPad...
    Apr 9 11:19 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Kill The Microsoft Surface Tablet [View article]
    There is nothing beautiful about a Chromebook. They are just plain gray laptop type devices that certainly don't rival Apple products in their beauty. They resemble just about every other laptop on the market...Just with lower specs and limited functionality.
    Apr 9 11:18 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Kill The Microsoft Surface Tablet [View article]
    If the ARM version, Surface, were compatible enough with the Windows Store that the apps ran across both platforms, ARM and Intel, then I would be in favor of keeping them. As this doesn't appear to be the case it does reduce the value of the platform.

    It would be good to keep it around so there is a low-end offering in the tablet space.
    Apr 9 11:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kill The Microsoft Surface Tablet [View article]
    Viruses are written for the dominant OS. At this time, that's Windows. Take the proper precautions, pay attention to what you are doing and where you are going and you won't have any problems.

    Viruses are on the rise for Apple...They know it, and they are 10 years behind MS is preparing for and dealing with the increase due to their paltry market share.

    Of course you don't have to worry about viruses on Linux. Nobody cares enough to write one.

    The security and stability of Windows has steadily improved with each new version. I have yet to experience a crash or BSOD on Windows 8 and no viruses detected using just the base security features of Windows.
    Apr 9 04:12 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Just Killed Itself, Apple Wins Again [View article]
    Don't underestimate Google. They are a large competitor to Microsoft...In the consumer space.

    Chrome and Android are big competitors to MS in the "desktop" and "mobile" spaces. Then, of course, google.com as the leader in search is THE competitor to Bing...

    While they might not be a big threat in the Enterprise space. Google is certainly a competitor that is forcing Microsoft to continue its competitive war on many fronts.
    Mar 25 12:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Just Killed Itself, Apple Wins Again [View article]
    "It doesn't make changes solely to force planned obsolescence" - Funniest comment of the day.

    Just to be clear, yes, they do. For years, newer versions of Apple OS were not compatible with older Apple hardware (forced hardware upgrade). This has never been true of Windows. Windows 8 even runs on older hardware...as it does in my home.
    Mar 25 12:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Just Killed Itself, Apple Wins Again [View article]
    "They are trying to maintain their relevance on the desktop."

    By putting it on tablets and in the cloud...LOL!
    Mar 21 08:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Just Killed Itself, Apple Wins Again [View article]
    "Apple is throwing Android a bone, in a matter of speaking."

    Andoid, a thriving ecosystem on its own doesn't need Apple to throw it any kind of bone.

    In what matter are you speaking?
    Mar 21 08:31 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Just Killed Itself, Apple Wins Again [View article]
    I think that saying Microsoft is doing this and therefore the Surface is dead is a little premature. Surface 2, especially the Pro model, continues to sell well (accounting for $893 million in FY14Q2 revenue. Double the previous quarter).

    They also just announced a 4G/LTE AT&T enabled version (http://bit.ly/1fNgFLD) of the Surface Pro 2. This doesn't sound like a step they would take if they were going to halt production anytime soon.

    Please also note that Outlook is not one of the applications being made available. While the rest of the products may be opening up the possibility of Enterprise use, without Outlook it's not a complete solution.
    Mar 21 08:25 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft: An Encouraging Start For New CEO [View article]
    Selling the divisions, as you suggest, after spending a decade and millions of dollars on aligning the customer experience across all of these devices would be a mistake, in my opinion. Between Windows, Windows Phone, and XBOX, Microsoft truly has "One" story to tell when it comes to UI. Tweaks certainly need to be made to Windows 8 (and 8.1 was a step (not a leap) in the right direction). But to throw away the above investment would be to do a disservice to shareholders.
    Mar 19 01:08 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Windows Falls To Under 90%, OSX Over 8% - Implications? [View article]
    I love a larger screen (as I type this on my 15.4 inch screen laptop). That was my bad as I thought I had a 15 inch screen selected.

    Sure, the Macs are pretty, but not $700 or even $500 worth of pretty. At least, in my opinion.

    To each his own. If you have the extra cash, buy what you like!

    Macs, again in my opinion, are still overpriced for the power, closed system, and options that you get with a PC.
    Mar 11 07:24 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Windows Falls To Under 90%, OSX Over 8% - Implications? [View article]
    Alienware 14 with similar specs (same Processor, RAM, Video card, 1tb Sata drive) for $1800.... (Sarcasm on) SO, only $700 difference... No biggy. (Sarcasm off)
    Mar 11 04:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Windows Falls To Under 90%, OSX Over 8% - Implications? [View article]
    Don't undersell the pact that Gates and Jobs made around Office. This pact, which included a 150 million dollar investment in Apple, saved the company. Without it, it's very possible that there were be no iPod, iPad, or Apple!

    People can dispute this all they want, but fact is that Apple was as good as dead, and without the infusion from Microsoft they wouldn't be here at all.
    Mar 11 03:49 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Satya Nadella Knows The Power Of Free [View article]
    As migration options for Windows XP I offer these options:

    1. Windows Vista - Meh...But it is an option

    2. Windows 7 - Will most likely run on your hardware, especially if you turn off the bells and whistle (I'm looking at you Aero!)

    3. Windows 8 - May run on your old hardware...But you might need throw some extra RAM in the 286DX of yours.
    Mar 11 03:18 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Satya Nadella Knows The Power Of Free [View article]
    XP ran fabulously out of the box. Service Packs are like clockwork for Microsoft and every one of it's operating systems.

    Arguing that a 13 year old should still be supported doesn't make your relevant either.

    They will also be supporting, Windows 7 for 13 years, and Windows 8 for 13 years. They like to call it their "Product Lifecycle"...While Apple doesn't officially publish a lifecycle typically they "force" hardware upgrades by ensuring their OS doesn't run on what they deem to be "older" hardware.
    Mar 11 03:12 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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