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  1. Ketsu

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    Win8 seems to be built for the younger gen who use their phones all day everyday.

    It's not really for us old farts who are able to think for ourselves and not have to rely on the hive mind to make our decisions for us.

    I for one don't see myself upgrading to Win8, who's to say it won't be another Vista fiasco.
     
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    I have a feeling you may be right Ketsu, I use my phone all the time but it's an iPhone so different, just not a fan still of Windows 8, I think they are doing a new release this weekend but not 100% sure. They need to allow us to use the standard Windows desktop constantly.
     
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    Microsoft Windows 8 on ARM: No business use?

    Summary: HP says it is holding off on Windows RT and Microsoft's tablet effort on ARM because business users will prefer the Intel ecosystem. Will others follow?
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    By Larry Dignan for Between the Lines |July 1, 2012 -- Updated 21:44 GMT (07:44 EST)
    HP won't be first in the Windows RT---Windows 8 on ARM---parade partially because the company is betting that businesses won't be interested.
    For now, HP's bet looks like a good one. Last week, a report in Semiaccurate noted that HP was bailing on the Windows RT effort. Naturally, HP's news looked like retaliation for Microsoft's Surface announcement.
    [​IMG]Credit: Ed Bott
    The reality is a bit more nuanced. HP said in a statement:
    HP continues to look at using ARM processors in business and consumer products. However, our first Win 8 tablet will be on the x86 platform focused on the business market. The decision to go with x86 was influenced by input from our customers. The robust and established ecosystem of x86 applications provides the best customer experience at this time and in the immediate future.​
    The PC maker's move makes a lot of sense and also signals a bigger issue for Windows RT. The biggest issue is whether Windows 8 users will accept a clean break from the x86 ecosystem. Simply put, Windows 8 tablets on Intel will run Microsoft's previous applications. For business users, who aren't going to fawn over the latest and greatest releases, that distinction is huge.
    Related: Microsoft's new Surface tablets make a solid first impression | Microsoft Surface tablets: Reading the fine print | CNET: The other Windows 8 hits some snags
    In other words, no business technology buyer is going to be interested in Windows RT unless consumers bring it into the workplace. Microsoft shops are going to want an x86 Windows 8 tablet.
    There's a quiet debate going on about Windows RT. Is it a hedge that may go away in a year? Is Windows RT doomed to fail without support for legacy applications? Will Windows RT get the real Office experience?
    Those questions are all valid. Perhaps folks will rush out and buy Microsoft's Surface on ARM out of the gate. But many will wait for the x86 version.
    If you're an OEM such as HP you really have no reason to hop on the Windows RT bandwagon prematurely. Let's face it: Windows RT may not sell well out of the gate. Why commit to new supply chain wrinkles---procuring Nvidia Tegra processors over Intel's---on a bet where the odds are unknown? Qualcomm and Nvidia are on the Windows RT bandwagon, but they have a vested interest in selling chips for these tablets.
    Should Windows RT on ARM become a hit there will plenty of time for OEMs to get on the bandwagon. However, the burden of proof rests with Microsoft and sales.
     
  5. S@S
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    Stop being old bastards and move forward IMO.. Change is good and makes life interesting :)
     
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    But change for the sake of change is just a wast of time and money.
    If it aint broke, don't fix it.
     
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    If that was Technologies way then we would be still back on DOS mate and riding to school on a horse.. They were never broke but we moved forward onto newer and better things that lead us forward
     
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    I suppose that's one way of looking at it.

    I use the Adobe approach to things.

    Let's put out a new version of application X. Dose it do anything or better or different from the previous version?
    No, not really, it does have a few more bits of eye candy and we've move things around in the menus, so we'll call it version X extended or something else that's catchy.

    If something truely is new, better, more efficient and not just a change in the way something looks then yes change is warranted.
    But if it's just a marketing ploy, then no it's just another way to get money from the poor consumer and to justify the sales and marketing teams existence.
     
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    Which in general it is just marketing, esp with MS at times ... wonder if Windows 8 might be the new Win ME??? :p
     
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    Or the new revamped Vista...
     
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    Yeah it's being offered in Aus at that price, for PC's purchased after June 1st I think it was we have it running at work too.
     
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    I think it's crap, even on cell phones. It'll out Vista and ME as a flop
     
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    Grumpy old bastard !! :p ..Although I do agree on the phone part
     

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