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Author Topic: Market Waiting For Windows Blue  (Read 1152 times)
Tinman57
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« on: May 29, 2013, 08:03:59 PM »

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Here we go again! Analyst says PC market will wait for Windows Blue

05.28.2013 1:54 PM

One analyst claims that PC buyers are simply waiting around for a better PC
experience - AKA Windows Blue - before they invest in a new Windows 8 PC.

http://www.pcworld.com/ar...ait-for-windows-blue.html
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« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2013, 08:34:26 PM »



Sounds about right to me. If Microsoft doesn't believe it, I can introduce them to a few dozen clients who will tell them:

  • You're making the same marketing and 'attitude' mistakes you made with Vista
  • Stop trying to wall in the PC platform
  • Stop trying to do an end run around our IT department
  • Stop trying to bully us into accepting whatever you decide to give us rather than what we're asking for
  • Bring back the old start button and desktop
  • Ditch Metro - or whatever you're calling it
  • And please understand "better" is not more productive if it requires massive retraining or changes in workflow on the part of our employees.

Attention Microsoft! Your business customers have spoken.

What part of "This is Bullshit!" don't you understand?
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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2013, 04:29:58 AM »

Microsoft is trying really hard to destroy itself. I have always developed software for Windows and this really bothers me, because if they go down, they probably take me with them.

Windows 8 (its walled Metro apps) was a big attack on software developers and I still feel betrayed by Microsoft. If I was deciding what OS to develop for now, I will not be Windows. No amount of Blue is going to change that unless Microsoft reevaluates its goals.
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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2013, 11:45:52 AM »

So Windows Blue is to replace Windows Blew ... This should be fun to watch.
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« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2013, 04:14:28 PM »

Microsoft is trying really hard to destroy itself. I have always developed software for Windows and this really bothers me, because if they go down, they probably take me with them.

They've already thrown many of their Partners under the bus with how they're positioning their cloud offerings. Especially partners who primarily handle SMB clients and do not offer custom programming or client application development. Microsoft's new message seems to be that if you're not a 'vertical' market provider who's heavily into modifying and/or customizing Microsoft products for your clients, Redmond no longer needs you.
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« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2013, 04:21:27 PM »

So Windows Blue is to replace Windows Blew ... This should be fun to watch.

Actually, I'm quite looking forward to participating ... haven't had a really good laugh in years  tongue.
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