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Microsoft is really at a crossroads imo. To stay relevant to consumers they have to win the tablet space and at least make inroads with phones.

As a business software type company I think they are fine for decades but as far as whether or not most people interact with Microsoft devices I think Microsoft really needs to succed with Windows 8 and if they don't pray to god that they haven't screwed up so badly they can't make up for it with 9.
    
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You cannot be closed minded when considering Windows 8.

You have to present it to Clueless Consumers with other offerings, and see how they take or do not take to it, let them be your judge, not people who are "Used to" a particular brand...

Let them decide if it's good or not..

Obviously prying an "Apple Fan" from their "iCom" (iPad / iPhone / etc) is going to be a fruitless venture, seriously...

Neither will a Windows Wrangler / Lover receive it well, having become accustomed to former versions of Windows.

With that being said, I'll say that Windows 8 isn't really for everyone, but it's definitely not without it's market(s), for sure!

Can it defeat Apple? HELL NO!

Why? Apple's Brand is now much bigger than "Windows" per say... (IMHO)

& That's the bottom line, because GTech Says So! biggrin.gif (Kidding)


This is another market some people may have forgotten about.. The All-In-One Touch Screen Desktops, Windows 8 will be a great OS for this, most certainly, these are actually gaining in popularity, believe it or not.

Just remember Windows 8 has XBox Live & Kinet Support, does Linux & Apple have that?

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Windows 8, the new TOS (Touch Screen OS)
Edited by _GTech - 3/1/12 at 9:55pm
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I don't care who is "top" I'll use what I enjoy using. I used a BlackBerry for years because I enjoyed the BlackBerry, I know use Android because I enjoy Android. Next time I might go back to BlackBerry. Who knows? It's all what I feel like I want to use, not who is on top.
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Not surprised, like how Microsoft leapfrogged the console industry with their Xbox, came out of nowhere and just dominated.

Maybe my detection for sarcasm is off today, but this was a sarcastic comment, right?
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I'd like to see some linux tablets. I hate gnome 3 for desktop/laptop use, but I saw it on a tablet and loved it.
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of course it will beat android tablets....windows 8 was born to be on tablets and finally iOS will have a worthy competitor
btw who uses an android TAB anyway......
     
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of course it will beat android tablets....windows 8 was born to be on tablets and finally iOS will have a worthy competitor
btw who uses an android TAB anyway......
LOL, is that a real question. A lot of people on here own Android tablets. Android is very tinker and enthusiast friendly OS. Android 4 AKA Ice Cream Sandwich polished the OS a great deal and was a very nice update. The two cheapest tablets that are very popular right now run a modified version of Android (Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet). Plus the Asus Transformer Prime is currently the tablet hardware king with Tegra 3. The iPad might still have the market share but that doesn't mean Android isn't competing because it surely is.
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Maybe my detection for sarcasm is off today, but this was a sarcastic comment, right?

Well they did beat Sony. If I told you five ye ars ago Microsoft would be the number one selling console in the US and ahead of Sony worldwide you would have laughed.
    
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Since this will truly be Windows 8, would it need antivirus? I assume so.
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Android's main problem is lack of cohesion. Android has the most free apps, but they are all just out there, free-floating with nothing really relating to each other. iOS and more so Windows 8 now are creating an entirely new environment where everything is connected and the cloud is an intermediary between all your devices. You can do this with Android, but you have to work for it.
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