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the windows sheeple defend windows cause well they don't know any better. it's until you use other platforms then you realize how slow and far behind ms is. and they can afford to make baby steps cause they have the majority of the people. same with intel.

its amazing how much i get done with my phone ($300) device compared to my computer (MS/Intel) ($3,000+)...

tell me what can you do with your phone that you cannot do with your pc
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tell me what can you do with your phone that you cannot do with your pc
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I'm not sure what speed has to do with it tbh. If that was all that mattered, everyone would be on Linux, but that isn't all that matters.

Then there's the fact that MS aren't even fighting against Linux in terms of what they are trying to achieve with W8. Even though Ubuntu as popular as it is, is now aiming for the same thing in terms of a unified experience across different types of device, they are not their competition.

it's not just about speed, it's about how quickly they can even make alterations, which may also change the functionality of the os. i mean look how late ms was in even coming up with a competitor to ios and android. or their continued lack of decent scaling for higher resolutions
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tell me what can you do with your phone that you cannot do with your pc
talk/txt/email other buyers and sellers anywhere i am... biggrin.gif (bed, vacation, toilet)

You can do all that with a PC.
A phone is a PC.

A desktop can do all that except the portability.
Thus I give you the laptop. Problem solved.
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win 8 is pretty good for a htpc interface. which does mean you can kind of build your own console experience hence not needing an xboxone redface.gif
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the windows sheeple defend windows cause well they don't know any better. it's until you use other platforms then you realize how slow and far behind ms is. and they can afford to make baby steps cause they have the majority of the people. same with intel.

its amazing how much i get done with my phone ($300) device compared to my computer (MS/Intel) ($3,000+)...

tell me what can you do with your phone that you cannot do with your pc
* Get extortionate roaming fees
* Get ripped off by your network provider
post #78 of 160
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the windows sheeple defend windows cause well they don't know any better. it's until you use other platforms then you realize how slow and far behind ms is. and they can afford to make baby steps cause they have the majority of the people. same with intel.

its amazing how much i get done with my phone ($300) device compared to my computer (MS/Intel) ($3,000+)...

MS is leading the industry in terms of a tablet OS. iOS just makes a tablet a big phone if I do say so myself.

Also "$3,000+" PC yet you have a phenom II and 6970....

You can talk and text from a PC if you want, but i'm pretty sure people have cellphones for those vary reasons. You can watch TV from your phone if you wanted, doesn't mean it makes a better experience then watching from a real TV.

MS is doing fine, as a windows 8 user MS has nothing to worry about.
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the windows sheeple defend windows cause well they don't know any better. it's until you use other platforms then you realize how slow and far behind ms is. and they can afford to make baby steps cause they have the majority of the people. same with intel.

its amazing how much i get done with my phone ($300) device compared to my computer (MS/Intel) ($3,000+)...

MS is leading the industry in terms of a tablet OS. iOS just makes a tablet a big phone if I do say so myself.

Also "$3,000+" PC yet you have a phenom II and 6970....

You can talk and text from a PC if you want, but i'm pretty sure people have cellphones for those vary reasons. You can watch TV from your phone if you wanted, doesn't mean it makes a better experience then watching from a real TV.

MS is doing fine, as a windows 8 user MS has nothing to worry about.
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Pfff... at this point I'm getting more and more sure Microsoft is just addicted (and probably very well advised by professionals to do so...) to this "bad cop - good cop" psychological drama where we get to talk about all the problems surrounding context switching while being introduced to Modern apps even if we don't use them, for then to be relieved by the appearance of the "good" Microsoft that really listens and delivers a truly unified desktop / touch experience, in the form of Windows 9. We will have to pay for it though.

Brilliant scheme, worked pretty well for Windows Vista -> Windows 7, I'm just not so sure the times are so complacent to Microsoft this time around though. Some people really don't need a PC and are realizing that. Microsoft is doing its job of calling tablets PCs in order to try to flex its muscles into the market, but the fact is that other competitors have established themselves pretty fast in a fast evolving market and have successfully created an ecosystem, but more important than that, tablets came from smartphones and not from PCs like Microsoft, and whether MS likes it or not, the smartphone in its touch incarnation (previously PDAs with cellphone capability) is looked at by the consumer as something new and different because you interact with it in a new way. Microsoft it trying to displace that new reality paradigm that is installed on consumers' minds with "yes, but that is also a PC" to try to make people realize they should still want a Microsoft product.

Hard to say what will happen, but it could be that people just don't want to put all their eggs in the same basket, and there comes a time when the desire for something new is truly fulfilled by a different company / companies. Microsoft has to face the fact that its glory days of market domination can't last forever, it's the nature of the game.

On the one hand I'm happy, people who just want something simple now have more options other than Apple, and that leaves the enthusiast and professional market to its own more elaborate tools, on the other I hope that Microsoft really does listen for Windows 9.
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