With Windows 7, Microsoft is asserting legal control over your computer and is using this power to abuse computer users. Education "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day.
Phones have a 2 year contract with subsidies. All the TVs have to be requipped, etc etc. Watcher How much of this is US centric and how much is that relevant? The data is global. How does Steve Ballmer get to sleep at night?
I honestly believe Windows 8 will be very successful. These users are ripe to move over to Windows 8 for the simple reason that WinXP will be expired some time Many of these users still use legacy apps, which allow them to run on any Intel-based Win8 PC plus they will be able to run the new Metro-based apps.
Without arguing with your position, let me pose some possible questions concerning the probable success of Windows 8. Will legacy apps truly run and run well on all Windows 8 tablets or will they only run on larger, battery inefficient, Intel powered tablets?
Can legacy Windows mouse driven apps really be made compatible with touched based tablet apps or are they inherently incompatible? Apple has two operating systems.
Microsoft is betting the house on the proposition that one operating system can power both the tablet computer and the desktop computer. They have no choice. Microsoft MUST find a way to make Windows relevant on the tablet else they lose their lock-in Windows compatibilitythey lose their monopoly, they lose their cash cow and they lose their dominant position in the PC market.
This is tentative so it may change. This is where the real challenge for Windows 8 lies, is on devices running the ARM architecture. The best thing that MS has done with Win8, at least in regards to the new Metro apps, is that developers that write Metro apps can have their apps run unmodified on Win8 tablets, notebooks, desktops.
With Win8 Metro apps, not so. I Hope we get to continue this dialog in future articles. Unlike you, I think that Microsoft has taken the wrong path, but it is a path that they were forced to take if they wanted Windows to remain relevant.
I could be wrong. Time and the introduction of Windows 8 to the world will tell. Darwinphish Many of those XP users are running legacy apps that do not run under Windows 7 and they are unlikely to run under Windows 8.
And any legacy app that can be run in XP mode can be run using Parallels. Being locked into Windows on the desktop does not preclude one from using a non-Windows phone or tablet.
In fact, from my experience, the iPhone integrates better into a MS dominant environment than any past Windows Mobile device and I am not doubt this will change with WP 7 or 8.
It will be a short list. Increasingly, there is less and less software that only runs under Windows. Why anyone would still develop client software that only run under Windows is beyond me. I will flip your question around: Until Microsoft offers a bundled pair at a reasonable price, people will not move from XP if their old box is still running.
Upgrading existing Windows users should not be considered success. Anonymous The same thing was said about W7, that succeeded the Vista debacle.Windows 7 Sins: The case against Microsoft and proprietary software.
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