Windows 8 Significance ExaggeratedAdded: Thursday, September 27th, 2012
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Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO, keeps talking up the oncoming Windows 8. He insists that Windows 8 will most likely be the most significant product launch in the history of software giant.
Ballmer admitted that Windows 95 was undoubtedly the most important thing in the last two decades until now. Microsoft CEO believes that Windows 8 will certainly surpass it. During the interview to local media, Steve was so confident about Windows 8 that he wouldn’t even entertain the idea that the new OS and the software built around will be anything more than a huge success. His confidence is built on the idea that the computer market is stronger than it seems.
Ballmer claimed that there will be around 400,000,000 computers sold in 2013, which creates a huge market for Windows 8, which will propel that volume. Here Microsoft CEO comes up against analysts who believe that the personal computer has been replaced by the smartphone. In fact, they can prove this with computer sales drop.
But Ballmer may believe that computer sales decrease is probably due to the global economic recession. In addition, the software giant is not ignoring the tablet space, with the company going to start selling its new Surface tablet on the Internet and in Microsoft stores in October.
Nevertheless, it looks like Ballmer was preparing a spectacular own goal on that: according to the rumors, his tablet was to be cheap in order to win competition. But he admitted that the device wouldn’t be that cheap: $300 to $800. This changes things: such price would actually be surrendering the software market to Apple while leaving Ballmer dependant on Microsoft’s PC roll of the dice.
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Thursday, September 27th, 2012
|posted by (2012-09-27 19:04:22)|
|windows 95? are you kidding me? LOL|
"will be anything more than a huge success" your joking right? since the preview copy hit windows 8 has already been a BIG flop.
"Ballmer claimed that there will be around 400,000,000 computers sold in 2013" not in this ECO buddy.
|there have been almost 300,000,000 sold this year and it's only september. with 3 months still left in the year that number should be right on point or maybe even higher being there's always a boost in sales around the holidays.|
|Windows 95 was a big deal, but he really shouldn't go on a hyping rant just yet. The reviews have been terrible, video game companies are hating all the licensing bs you have to go through, and as much as Win8 wants to think it's flawless, 3rd party software companies aren't so sure.|
|Windows 95 was significant and by today's standards significantly bad as was the 1st bill gates presentation of win 98 and its amazing bsod on its first unveiling can we expect any less of Microsofts win 8, I say no and fully expect it to be a marketing loss since from what has been seen so far it is a visual flop and Bill can spin doctor it till he is blue in the face but it won`t change the fact that like all previous Microsoft releases it will need serious reworking to appeal to anyone with any sense.|
|I tried the BETA copy of Win8. Looks like I'll stick with Win7 Ultimate.|
|windows 8 significant no!? just more of the same trash in trash out, new tablet is junk also|
|95=junk,98=success,win me=junk, xp the greatest of them all,vista= worst one of all, and win 7= success, to me it seems like every other one has been junk, I am sure win 8 is gonna be junk and not compare to windows 7 at all...... JUNK JUNK JUNK|
|posted by (2012-09-28 00:35:27)|
|Many of you are probably actually too young to remember Windows 95 (and the fact that there were 4 "releases" of it: Windows 95, 95A, 95B, and 95C) and I'm sure you're only commenting on this article to "sound cool" and fit in, but I digress.|
To say that Windows 95 was not a success, or that it was junk is a very inaccurate statement as when Windows 95 came out, in comparison to Windows 3.0, 3.1, and 3.11 it was FAR superior in almost every way. To say that 95 was improved upon with each of its releases - A, B, and C - and eventually succeeded by an even more superior version - Windows 98 - is accurate. Windows ME was, in my opinion, the most unstable version of Windows ever released to the public as the hybrid mixture of Windows 98 and what would later become Windows Neptune/Whistler (a.k.a. Windows XP).
Windows XP is only "the best" because it's the most widely used and the most widely updated/tested/implemented due to its stability, usability, and low system requirements (in comparison to versions of Windows succeeding Windows XP).
Windows Vista wasn't as bad as everyone makes it out to be, however Windows 7 should not have been released as a completely new version of Windows and should have instead been released as Service Pack 1 for Windows Vista, as Windows 8 should simply be Service Pack 2 (with an add-on pack being the "Metro" interface since it can be disabled).
|Windows 8 WTF...|
The statement coming from microcrap is to be expected.
Windows 8 is nothing more than a bloated telephone OS being pushed onto the PC market to make all computing run on one OS; even though it does that very badly..
Microcrap pushing buggy OS versions onto the world market and then dominates it with its 800 pound gorilla legal Department.
The REALLY most significant thing to REALLY HAPPEN is what from the person Linus Torvalds - LINUX...
A very quick and stable OS that is kicking Microcraps butt. In the near future allot of equipment will be using this as an OS and many variants of it as well.
One such OS is ANDROID..
Microcraps days are in fact numbered and THEY KNOW IT. Why do you think they have been buying up companies and invested in MSNBC which used to be NBC?
SyKoTiK - very true; yet most of the Microcrap OS releases are nothing more than a base and at time slightly modded kernel with a new GUI stuck on it..
Remember the James bond movie regarding a evil bad guy talking to his board and one makes a comment that the software still has bugs in it and customers will be for years upgrading? I remember allot of people in the movie audience laughing and crying at this comment..
|w8 is not for everyone as 98 xp or 7|
|Great works done by Microsoft for making windows8 as one of the top most operating system for users. Recently, they had a apps fest in Bangalore, which is also admitted in the Guinness world record. It was 18 hour non stop coding fest for developers.|
|i dont even want windows 8 its bad enough weve got those stupid touch screen mobiles now touch screen comps/laptops i dont wanna be touching a screen all night when i can press buttons on the ps3 why dont they do something useful with tecnhology like build a new type of cash machine so people cant put cameras over them|
|windows 8 is a little bit too bland wat about all the futuristicity (my word) that most people were expecting, the background overall is boring it would seem as if u can only add wallpapers to the desktop app. now who the hell thought that would be cool? wat about the rest of the UI? they dont think we would want it to look cool as well? i hope they are making themes that u can use to change the appearance of metro, because those bland colors will be the death of windows 8. what i know is that they probably did it on purpose (making so unattractive) and that it could have been just as successful as xp they just needed to realize that wat it needs most is a compatible platform for developers thats not too hard to work with. i honestly was surprise when i installed and saw it for the first time, i thought they would have gone all out with the transparency thingy and making the UI all futuristic and stuff like they got it from extraterrestrials, u know with some really cool looking gadgets and new fonts and icons and just surprising us with all the things we couldnt thjnk of. it seems like the windows team have lost their creativity because this should now argue-ably be the worst that they have put out. now instead it looks like something u would use to teach children in kindergarten. for me windows 8 before i saw it officially was promising now its just a big flop, u know wats going to happen now? they either going to start killing us with updates that ur probably gonna have to buy a storage device for because u wont have any space on ur HDD if u dont, or they are going to start dividing it up into parts like starter, premium, business, enterprise ect. or they are going to kill us with service packs. and all because of wat? because they obviously didnt think win 8 through enough before its release. tsk! tsk! tsk!|
|I'll stick with Win 7 Pro, thanks.|
|they should have kept xp going, it was much better than win7... and for sure they didn't learn anything and or fix the win7 problems.|
too many teams that didn't communicate with each other, and then when they put it all together, it was a mess...
just like nokia ultrasites... they released them before they were actually working, then tried to fix it after they were installed...
|posted by (2012-09-30 07:14:44)|
|You know what Bill Gates wife said in the bedroom? ... Now I know why you call it microsoft.|
|posted by (2012-10-01 01:27:43)|
You got almost everything you said wrong - somehow. A computer can do quite a bit more than solve mathematical equations, unless you're talking about a calculator (which IS a form of computer, technically).
There are many more parts to a computer's hardware than RAM, the data bus (which is a part of the motherboard, just to make sure you know), and the motherboard. There's the video GPU (not seein' anything without this one), the CPU (not doing any of your mathematical calculations or anything else without this one), the hard drive (not storing all of your files without this one), the power-supply (doing NOTHING without this one), and potentially many other parts like the keyboard, mouse, monitor, sound card, printer, fans, case, etc.
The stability of a program is not necessarily determined by having the "right hardware". The "right hardware" would more accurately determine WHICH programs you could run... not the stability of those that can be run on it (unless you have a failing piece of hardware like a faulting hard-drive or a faulty RAM module).
Building a computer yourself instead of purchasing an already put-together model will in no way at all guarantee that you'll have fewer problems with any operating system. There are MANY other factors that would play a part in that no matter what the hardware was.
I'm not sure about your last part, and whether you're saying that between Windows 3.1, XP, Vista, 7, and 8 there's only a difference of performance and hardware requirements, or if you're trying to say that's the only difference between a self-built computer and a computer built by a manufacturer like Dell, HP, Sony, etc. In either case, you're incorrect. The differences between the back-end and/or the front-end in each version of Windows are drastically different than each-other; the differences between a self-built computer and a brand-name computer from a manufacturer can be completely negligible and they can be drastic - depending on the situation. If I were to build a computer myself that had the same specifications as one that Dell produces - say, an OptiPlex 790 just for an example - then the differences would be almost certainly indeterminable.
|posted by (2012-10-01 08:44:59)|
|posted by (2012-10-01 12:36:35)|
Of people that don't know what they're talking about but try to make it seem as though they do, yes.
Of you in particular, no.
|Hye Guys!Any1 can upload Win Xp20008 Black addition????||
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