Originally Posted by ejb222
You don't have to use it. Use the numerous other products out there if you dislike it so much. I dont hear yall complaining about that fact that Chevy Impala doesn't come in deisel...no you just went and bought that car you wanted. And you may not like the idea that mobile OS and desktop OS are now one...you might not like tablets all together. Again...dont buy one. But your complaining on the idea of tablet computing is not going to change anything. If it hasn't become blatantly apparent yet, tablets are the future.
I generally agree with you with regards to you comments about mobile computing and tablets, etc.
But here is where your logic fails.
IF Microsoft had, as I suggested earlier, the cell phone, lap top, tablet, and gaming console OS the same and had a separate OS for the desktop, then you would be 100% correct, and people could just not buy Windows 8 (aka Windows Mobile) and would have no good reason to complain that their desktop was looking and acting like a mobile device.
But that isn't the case. Microsoft is going to be FORCING people to move to their "Mobile Platform" eventually. Eventually they will not make Windows 7 anymore and eventually they will not support it. Thus people will not have the option of not using Windows 8 or 9 or 10 if they wish to remain connected to the internet and thus open themselves up to attack.
Therefor, people DO have a right to "poo poo" the mobile market, since they are going to be FORCED to deal with it.
As far as tablets being the future ... MAYBE you are right. But then again, people have been saying the electric car is the future, and they have been saying that for 105 years now. Since you are so good at predicting the future, mind telling me the winning lotto numbers for this week?
Microsoft has made many predictions on what people have wanted and what the future will be ... and they have failed many times at that.
The Paperclip Help, Red Ring of Death, Microsoft Office 365, Windows Bob, Windows ME, MSN Smart Watch, MSN Music, PlayForSure, Kin, Zune, just to name a few, were all pretty much total disasters for Microsoft.