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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 Forbes. 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.
 
However, Forbes 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.

Source: Forbes



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Money. (Does not grow on trees)
By Gunbuster on 3/11/2013 10:15:52 AM , Rating: 2
Samsung sells a phone (galaxy note II) that costs $329.99 WITH a contract. $799.99 without contract.

That money comes from someplace. You don’t get to complain when it’s you who have convinced the consumer to shift their spending to a different product.




By TheSlamma on 3/11/2013 3:44:19 PM , Rating: 2
They are just mad cause they thought that like the dot com, the junk bonds and the housing bubbles that the frenzy was supposed to just keep on going and going.


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