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They would admit it was a failure if they had any choice at all | 336 comments | Create New Account
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Would they admit it was a failure?
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, March 22 2013 @ 12:55 PM EDT
Maybe M$ can sick them in boxes of cereal to get people
to try them.

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Geeklog issue
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, March 22 2013 @ 01:20 PM EDT
"PS: Has anyone else noticed GeekLog adding carriage returns randomly into
plain text comments? It doesn't happen with HTML."

Haven't had it happen randomly, it seems to me like it adds them in where it
thinks the end of the text box is, as well as where the actual end of the text
box is.

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  • Geeklog issue - Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, March 22 2013 @ 02:45 PM EDT
ROFL - Yes: they would admit [a product] was a failure
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, March 22 2013 @ 02:58 PM EDT

But only when they plant someone in another business they wish to destroy.... when that business is at the top of their field and doing quite well with regards profits.

Caveat: the situation to which I refer - I have no evidence but I believe the individual was a plant by Microsoft.


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They would admit it was a failure if they had any choice at all
Authored by: ailuromancy on Saturday, March 23 2013 @ 08:32 AM EDT

Microsoft can admit to failure: They gave up on Zune. Microsoft cannot give up on phones, and they think of tablets as their bridge into the phone market.

People are not buying desktops. The are not buying anything like as many laptops as they used to. They are buying phones. Lots and lots of phones and occasionally a tablet, e-reader or set top box.

People are using their phones for tasks that used to belong on a desktop or laptop. The next generation of phones will be faster than an old but useful desktop / laptop. If you attach a keyboard and monitor to a modern smart phone, it is capable of doing the vast majority of what people use home computers for.

Intel have seen this coming for years, which explains their determination to make a low power x86 CPU. They have got power consumption close to reasonable at the cost of needing lots of help from the operating system. They are not showing enough progress on costs. Intel have missed the boat because Apple and Samsung are building their own CPU's. Intel are wading out into the sea anyway because the desktop / laptop island is sinking.

Microsoft have caught on that they cannot get off the laptop / desktop island with Intel. They have missed the mobile phone boat, but have to leap into the sea anyway. They need third party software recompiled for ARM, and able to work with a touch interface. Insisting on a touch interface for keyboard oriented tasks is insane, but so is insisting on being the exclusive app-store for RT. Add in the tiny installed base and the lousy reviews, and you can see why third party software vendors are not making an effort to support RT. $100/app is not going to stock the shelves with RT software. Neither is $1000/app, but I am sure Microsoft will go their because they have nowhere else to go.

While Microsoft is dithering about $10,000 per app, we will get Tizen, Sailfish, Firefox and Ubuntu phones. Also, a neat clamshell case with an LCD, keyboard and a slot where the track pad used to be for a mobile phone.

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Would they admit it was a failure?
Authored by: stegu on Saturday, March 23 2013 @ 05:25 PM EDT
> Microsoft doesn't understand that people won't spend money that they don't

Myself, even if I have the money, I don't particularly want to spend it unless I
need to. So I think it's a double curse for Microsoft, actually: they are stuck
in their ways of creating products that most people don't need any more, and for
those who need them, there are plenty of cheaper alternatives around.

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