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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: Software is at fault, not the OS
By tng on 3/12/2013 7:32:56 AM , Rating: 2
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One application which requires a tablet is travel. If you wish to travel, you really must have a tablet. Laptops are simply too heavy to carry around along with all your other things.
Not true, I spend 50% of my time on the road and looked at getting a tablet of some kind when my last laptop was getting long in the tooth. The problem is that none of them really were versatile enough for what I do, and some of them (iPad especially) are little more than expensive toys and book readers.

I got an ultrabook with W7 and I am quite happy with it.


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