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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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RE: Cannabilism
By Saldrin on 3/11/2013 1:51:47 PM , Rating: 3
I'm surprised no one mentioned gaming. It is the only reason I keep a desktop PC. With the aging consoles dictating how games are developed there has been no reason to upgrade much. Most games that come out are still DX 9 games because that is the API used on the 360. According to wiki, there were 20 PC games in 2012 that supported DX 11 link:

That is not much of a push for PC gamers to upgrade.

RE: Cannabilism
By andrewaggb on 3/11/2013 2:02:06 PM , Rating: 2
Yeah gaming is it for me as well. Otherwise I'd be all laptops at this point.

RE: Cannabilism
By Iketh on 3/12/2013 12:10:31 AM , Rating: 2
yea and then factor in that only a fraction of DX 11 tech is getting implemented in most of those games... DX 11 isn't close to stretching its legs yet

RE: Cannabilism
By Strunf on 3/12/2013 6:30:36 AM , Rating: 2
True, there are only a few games that will require a high-end PCs to be perfectly fluid (as in 60+fps) most will play nicely even on low end machines, that said we can finally push AA and AF to its limits without much of problem...

That said I've been playing Skyrim and my 2 years old PC did show it's age when I installed some Mods.

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