Samsung Executive Blames Microsoft, Windows 8 for Flat PC Memory Market
March 11, 2013 8:49 AM
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Windows 8 gets bashed again
The fortunes of Microsoft, hardware manufacturers, and computer makers from all around the world are closely tied together. When Microsoft offers popular software, such as a
new version of its Windows operating system
, sales of PCs can increase significantly.
Dong-soo, a Samsung executive, recently said that Windows 8 is "no better than the previous Windows Vista platform", according to
. The exec also blamed the poor sales of ultrabooks on the "less competitive Windows platform."
Due to the disappointing adoption of Windows 8, Samsung is focusing the attention of its memory fabrication business to mobile chips instead of traditional memory used in notebooks and desktops.
puts a different spin on the “poor” memory market with the keen assertion that Windows 8 lacks the bloat that requires such high amounts of memory as in previous versions of the operating system.
While reducing the amount of bloat in the operating system is a good thing for consumers, obviously memory makers don't feel the same way. An operating system that needs less memory means less profit and sales for these memory makers.
Samsung isn’t the only company to take jabs at Microsoft and Windows 8. Acer executives have not only
blasted Windows 8 sales
, but also Microsoft’s poor efforts in educating customers on the
differences between Surface RT and Surface Pro
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3/11/2013 10:03:37 AM
I agree with you Luticus. No one in his right mind will ditch their main computer for a freaking 7/10 inches tablet. Personally I use my smart phone for outside but at home it`s still my desktop and I have no use for a tablet. Now Samsung complaining that it is not selling memory because of W8 is far fetch. The problem is that there is already too much production so the price is rock bottom. They should be happy with that even PC come with way too much memory for normal usage. I rarely pass two gig on my computer. Samsung own a big portion of the memory market which most of it is re-branded. They should however thanks Crytek for their new release as it push the hardware market more then that new idiotic MS OS.
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