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Exclusive Microsoft blames PC makers for underwhelming Windows 8 sales over Christmas, The Register has learned. The software giant accused manufacturers of not building enough attractive Win 8-powered touchscreen tablets. But the computer makers are fighting back: they claimed that if they’d followed Microsoft’s hardware requirements and ramped up production, they'd have ended up building a lot of high-end expensive slabs that consumers didn’t understand nor want.
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So by trying to promote this OS on a PC they want manufactures to make more touchscreen tablets. /ms logic
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Microsoft logic is Flawless...except for that huge hole in the middle of it.

I run Windows 8 and I would say if it hadn't been for companies that return the start menu...It would have failed harder than vista/ME combined.

QQ Bill Gates.

-NitroNarcosis
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Stupid article is stupid.

Nowhere in there did I see them give a direct quote from Microsoft. I am ashamed to have given them a page hit. That's sloppy journalism, sensationalism, whatever you wanna call it.

Just bad.
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Article makes sense.
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I won't even read this lmao
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crappy article, crappy comments. Win8 is NOT worse than vista + ME combined thats just stupid. Clearly you have no desire to adapt to a new paradigm and as such you will be left behind.
    
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crappy article, crappy comments. Win8 is NOT worse than vista + ME combined thats just stupid. Clearly you have no desire to adapt to a new paradigm and as such you will be left behind.

I have no need to use a touch screen...so I will be left behind...thank god!

I don't wish to have the same interface on my phone as on my computer...thank god!

I have to support this in an office environment and do not wish to use gestures to find settings to troubleshoot...thank god!

yeah, maybe I could see the light someday...when I become a user instead of an su.

I know for a fact that Windows 8 is far superior to both of the former operating systems. My statement comes from the fact that every person I encounter will not take the leap to use Win8 due to the fact that Metro is your default loadout. I won't just give into change for the sake of change. They removed the start menu since they claimed no one used it...with the way I work that is far from the truth.

I especially hated the fact that turning off my PC became a 4 step process.

To get to the power button in the new OS, you must pull out the Charms menu, click the Settings charm, click the Power button and then select Shutdown or Restart.

When launching stuff from the charms menu it is no longer in a window...It runs an app that takes over the entire screen. I find this highly counter productive to troubleshooting. IMO it is no longer windows at this point...since there is no window -_- ya digg?

Re-Rail: Honestly, if Microsoft needs a reason for bad sales. They should look at not releasing a new OS when clearly one was not needed. Try to not strap on hardware as a selling point when we really don't need that right now either. They are not apple so they just can't take that kind of approach.

cheers,
-NitroNarcosis
Edited by NitroNarcosis - 1/24/13 at 6:38am
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Here on OCN we have to start screening out what is really not news. Providing a source is the first step, but what if the sources just made it up based on something they read or heard somewhere else? Give this a read.


Honestly, for it to belong in news it should have direct quotes from the source. If it is talking about the new PS or xbox, there had better be some direct quotes from someone that actually works for them.

News has been getting out of hand, it's all just someone writing a bunch of poop with nothing to back it up. Not to mention the incredible bias in most articles towards a certain company or product.

Then we get long discussions of people protecting the company/brand they love for some reason (PS, xbox). In other words...a waste of time.
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LOL ok Microsoft. If you say so. rolleyes.gif
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Totaly wouldn't be the fact that some of the most popular software around for win 8, is the software that brings the start menu back...... [sarcasm] No-one EVER uses that at all [/sarcasm]
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