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Originally Posted by NitroNarcosis View Post

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
Your comment was as good as the article.
post #82 of 168
No, you got rid of the start bar.

Stop doing things, MS. Do what you do - print stupid amounts of money by doing 3 things: Windows, Office and Xbox. Your other products are logically good (most of the time), but no one wants them. Meanwhile both Windows and Office have OVER ONE BILLION users.

I mean, by January of 2012, MS had sold over HALF A BILLION Windows 7 licenses. Why would you change ANYTHING to that formula. Literally any other company in the world would do ANYTHING to sell that many units of anything. Meanwhile MS is thinking "what if we made it TOTALLY different?".


MS, want infinite money? Here's what you do:

What until late 2014, and Release Windows 9. Call it something like "Windows Pro" or something like that. Make it look like WIndows 7, just update the art style to something really, really clean (but keep the layout the same). Get it to run on next-to-no hardware. Literally get it running on Phone-spec computers - maybe even a Raspberry Pi or something along that line.

Now update the OS on the new Xbox to this magical version of Windows, and just make the UI work for the controller. Make stuff sync between desktop and Xbox. Don't go around shouting "CLOUD" everywhere - just have a sync feature. Sync contacts, sync music files, heck, let me stream music on an Xbox from my PC's HDD through wifi. Maybe even movies. Just sync EVERYTHING.

Now release a new version of Office that doesn't think it's smarter than you. In case you didn't know, the biggest Office sales are actually for businesses, where people (vaguely) know what they're doing. Get all the features easy-to-use (like that worthless Excel graph thing). Just polish it to some crazy level of shine. Also fix it from crashing, and put auto-save on by default. Get the startup time on it really, really low. Run it in the background at ghost-level. Not much hardware, but if I click an attachment it should open as fast a .txt file in notepad.

Once you have this, STOP DOING OTHER THINGS. Just keep making what you have better. Maybe by 2016 try the tablet thing again, but actually use the desktop OS, not some magical version no one cares for. Most importantly, keep the price FAIR. Windows 7 OEM x64 is currently about $100. This feels right - as does Office Home (iirc about $100). A $900 tablet is insane.

Do this, and you will literally eat the entire market in two years.
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yeah, but a family with kids could have a wonderful time with a 20" touch screen pc.

Until the parents have to pay for it, have to constantly wipe of the grape jelly off the screen, and eventually replace it because Jr. thought it would be funny to actually use daddies hammer to play "Whack-a-mole" on the touchscreen.
post #84 of 168
Microsoft can take what they said and shove it up their rear end. They need to wake up and make a real OS. Win 8 was complete garbage anyway. I guess we will have to wait for Win 9 to come out.
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post #85 of 168
I wonder how many people who says "windows 8 fails/etc" actually gave it a chance and try learning all shortcuts that will make it feel faster then windows 7. A lot of opinions been pass around in this thread as "fact" so here's my "fact" windows 8 feels better/faster then windows 7.
post #86 of 168
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Until the parents have to pay for it, have to constantly wipe of the grape jelly off the screen, and eventually replace it because Jr. thought it would be funny to actually use daddies hammer to play "Whack-a-mole" on the touchscreen.
Dude, parents buy their kids iPads all the time. I'm not sure it's much different. it's already been proven that people will buy it.
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post #87 of 168
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QQ Bill Gates.
Why are you bringing him up? He has nothing to do with any of this.
post #88 of 168
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Until the parents have to pay for it, have to constantly wipe of the grape jelly off the screen, and eventually replace it because Jr. thought it would be funny to actually use daddies hammer to play "Whack-a-mole" on the touchscreen.

But...but...daddy, it's made out of gorilla glass, I thought it was unbreakable, I was just doing some QA for them!!! lachen.gif
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I wonder how many people who says "windows 8 fails/etc" actually gave it a chance and try learning all shortcuts that will make it feel faster then windows 7. A lot of opinions been pass around in this thread as "fact" so here's my "fact" windows 8 feels better/faster then windows 7.
Agreed.
post #90 of 168
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No, you got rid of the start bar.

Stop doing things, MS. Do what you do - print stupid amounts of money by doing 3 things: Windows, Office and Xbox. Your other products are logically good (most of the time), but no one wants them. Meanwhile both Windows and Office have OVER ONE BILLION users.

I mean, by January of 2012, MS had sold over HALF A BILLION Windows 7 licenses. Why would you change ANYTHING to that formula. Literally any other company in the world would do ANYTHING to sell that many units of anything. Meanwhile MS is thinking "what if we made it TOTALLY different?".


MS, want infinite money? Here's what you do:

What until late 2014, and Release Windows 9. Call it something like "Windows Pro" or something like that. Make it look like WIndows 7, just update the art style to something really, really clean (but keep the layout the same). Get it to run on next-to-no hardware. Literally get it running on Phone-spec computers - maybe even a Raspberry Pi or something along that line.

Now update the OS on the new Xbox to this magical version of Windows, and just make the UI work for the controller. Make stuff sync between desktop and Xbox. Don't go around shouting "CLOUD" everywhere - just have a sync feature. Sync contacts, sync music files, heck, let me stream music on an Xbox from my PC's HDD through wifi. Maybe even movies. Just sync EVERYTHING.

Now release a new version of Office that doesn't think it's smarter than you. In case you didn't know, the biggest Office sales are actually for businesses, where people (vaguely) know what they're doing. Get all the features easy-to-use (like that worthless Excel graph thing). Just polish it to some crazy level of shine. Also fix it from crashing, and put auto-save on by default. Get the startup time on it really, really low. Run it in the background at ghost-level. Not much hardware, but if I click an attachment it should open as fast a .txt file in notepad.

Once you have this, STOP DOING OTHER THINGS. Just keep making what you have better. Maybe by 2016 try the tablet thing again, but actually use the desktop OS, not some magical version no one cares for. Most importantly, keep the price FAIR. Windows 7 OEM x64 is currently about $100. This feels right - as does Office Home (iirc about $100). A $900 tablet is insane.

Do this, and you will literally eat the entire market in two years.
If VS is unwanted, I don't want to live in this planet anymore.

But also, just saying that would be a huge, HUGE project.
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