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 10:18:05 AM
I agree, people on a "deals" forum i go to are always bashing AMD or Intel when a laptop deal comes up, saying the other is better and this and that.
The reality is that almost every current piece of cpu technology is overkill for what most people do with their computers anyway. The only chips that aren't 100% fantastic are Atom and AMD's equivalent C or E series (or whatever it is now), otherwise it's just a matter of AMD for graphics speed or Intel for processing speed...with the other half of the equation not being exceptional but good enough (AMD's processing, Intel's graphics)
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