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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3/12/2013 5:10:08 AM
As easy as it is to bash on Windows 8, and I'm not a huge fan myself, that isn't the real problem.
Computers last a hell of a lot longer than they used to for most people. Even niche groups like gamers are able to run most new games very well on three to four year old hardware.
Aside from that, most people don't need to use a desktop computer for most of the things that they used to need them for (web, email, light gaming), they can do those on portable devices like phones and tablets instead. This also reduces the need for multiple computers in a single household.
So yeah, fewer computers are being sold simply because they aren't as necessary anymore, most are already "good enough" and have mostly been replaced in daily use by portable devices. You'll always need a desktop or laptop for typing out long documents or doing real work, but you sure as heck don't need one for most common uses these days.
"Let's face it, we're not changing the world. We're building a product that helps people buy more crap - and watch porn." -- Seagate CEO Bill Watkins
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