Microsoft CEO Says Working to Keep PC ‘Device of Choice’

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  1. SweX

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    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-...ays-working-to-keep-pc-device-of-choice-.html
     
  2. NormanF

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    Hey Steve -

    If you had really wanted to do that, you moron - you would never have given us crappy Windows 8, which has exactly the wrong user interface for a PC! :thumbd:
     
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    ROTFLMAO! o_O
     
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    Yes, yes. We all know that you hate Windows 8. We've got your point already. :D
     
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    Yes, because it,s their survival. They are loosing money with the increase in mobile computing( tablets n smart phones).
     
  6. J_L

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    Hypocrisy as usual. They are more than willing to sacrifice PC for new frontiers (like mobile).
     
  7. NormanF

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    Yup. Why acquire Nokia when Microsoft could have acquired HP and bought itself the leading PC maker?

    I confess I don't understand Microsoft's business strategy. Windows should be all about the desktop, that's always been the money maker for Microsoft since the Windows 95 days! :thumb:
     
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    Actions speak louder than words.. you can tell what they're really thinking by what they do. We shall see.... :)
     
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    I agree with the article that mobile computing (non PC) is on the rise and that the PC would likely be suffering no matter what MS is doing.

    Seeing the handwriting on the wall, MS created Windows 8 and tried to emulate a mobile UI on a PC. While it has it's fans,it is not what most users appear to have wanted. Thus the larger than anticipated drop in sales. (I'm part of that. I am very familiar with 8's UI and chose to replace my business's 3 dozen XP machines with Windows 7.)

    IMO, MS's direction with PCs is lost. On a fundamental level. Hopefully the next person beyond Balmer can understand that the PC market is NOT the mobile market...
     
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    I think WIN8 is only relevant if you have a touch screen. Mobile devices have touch screens.
     
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    I agree.. Their mistake was trying to make a one-size-fits-all OS. If they can untangle that mess and return to separate OS's for mobile and desktop, then there might be hope again... But I don't know if they'd be willing to do that at this point..
     
  12. Brian K

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    Win8 is a better OS than Win7. With Win8.1 you don't have to even see the Metro screen if you don't want to. Our family doesn't use Win7 anymore and we use mouse/keyboard. Not touch screens.
     
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    Well said Brian...there are far too many out there bashing Win 8 because it is fashionable to do so. I wonder what they would have been saying when WIndows first came out...much the same no doubt..:blink:
     
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    Windows 8 sure dented what we felt was a PC.

    I am still amazed truly how they felt after a life time of the start button to ditch it and make it unlike a pc.

    While anyone can see we went from PC>laptop>smart-phones and tablets

    I think MS messed up big time to create something that catered for what's "in"
    atm.

    8.1 will hopefully fix all the mess, but I fear the damage is done and it would take Windows 9 to really promote/fix it from the start.

    Still they need to make a smart phone that can really use windows 8 the full os/ not a cut down or modded version for it to really be good.
     
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    I'm not so sure. I liked Win 95, 98, 2000, XP, Vista & Seven. I don't like or want 8/8.1 & am in no hurry to run out & buy it.
     
  17. Brian K

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    There are two main complaints about Win8. First the Metro screen. Well, you don't have to see it if you don't like it. Second complaint, there is no Start Menu. Well, there are two Start Menu folders in Win8. Simply create shortcuts to those folders. A five second job.

    Now you can run Win8 just as you did with previous Windows. Except it is faster.
     
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    It doesn't seem to matter what the product is because Microsoft abandons too many products to have any trust in buying anything Microsoft anymore.
     
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    Desktop and Windows Key + X gives you just about as much as the start button

    Absence of safe start w/o knowing you want/need it before re-start up is a big negative though and even if you know you want safe start on restart its like a 5 step procedure OO
     
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    If you want the F8 menu back try this...

    From here:
    http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/window-on-windows/revive-the-f8-method-of-booting-windows-8-into-safe-mode/7643
     
  21. Kerodo

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    So now this is a thread about Windows 8 tips and tricks? ;) Lol...
     
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    No matter how powerful they make portable equipment, there's always going to be jobs that can't be done properly on a small screen. There's always going to be apps/tasks that run better on wired connections.
     
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    I didnt know you could disable the Metro start menu in 8.1 . . . how?
     
  24. SweX

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24178512
     
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    Noob,

    Good question. Not disabled, just not viewed. As you know, some folks break out in a cold sweat when they see Metro. It's like seeing a vampire. So in Win8.1, right click the Taskbar, Properties, Navigation tab, select "When I sign in or close all applications on a screen, go to the desktop instead of Start".
     
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