Sources: ASUSTEK [filing], Bloomberg [analyst estimates], Taipei Times
quote: Windows 8 is awesome if you get past all the shills spreading FUD.Good luck with the "new" netbooks I'm sure an even weaker device with less hardware compatibility and a horrible OS will do even better than the first try ;)
quote: I don't understand how Android's top
quote: Reclaimer is just too dumb to know a few cool keyboard shortcuts in Win8
quote: It's not just the Start Menu. It's conceptually bad in just about every area. There are ZERO keyboard/mouse optimizations in the UI. The whole thing feels like a touch interface you're forced to muddle through. There are hidden elements like the Charms Bar, the worst idea EVER in a desktop OS, and non-intuitive "hot corners".Seriously the list is endless for how bad they f'ed up Windows 8 for a desktop PC.
quote: Windows 8 is awesome if you get past all the shills spreading FUD.
quote: Unless you have a conventional PC that doesn't have touch input in the first place.
quote: But they simply do NOT belong on a desktop OS
quote: Let the consumer decide the interface and switch between them on user profiles.
quote: The fact is a lot of people have rejected Windows 8. It was obviously a huge error on Microsoft's part. It doesn't matter if you use it that you'll get used to it. People don't want to use it to begin with, so they never get that far.
quote: THAT is the only anti-windows8 argument i'll agree with. As far as i like it and i can use it with keyboard + mouse, people don't buy it. It failled. They need to move on.Thing is, there are very few apps i need to use. For that mather there are few apps i use on my android phone too. Apps are overhyped. For the most part they are rebaggaged websites or a simple functionality of what we use to call a software.
quote: Windows 8 is terrible and ugly and I personally have avoided buying a new "Ultrabook" (I hate this term, I hate it) because of it. I'm easily at home with Linux as I am Windows but for work I need Windows - but I'm happy to keep what I have because I don't want Windows 8, 8.1 or any other metro crap with Aero stripped out and looking like Windows 95.
quote: gaming worthy graphics
quote: Currently the only models that really deliver on that promise are the MacBook Pro (technically not even a PC or Ultrabook, but in the same general category, spec-wise) and the Razer Edge... beyond that you have the Zenbook Prime (750M, iirc?) ... and then a whole bunch of laptops with weaker graphics.The key thing is the Razer/MBP/Zenbook Prime are all ridiculously expensive right now, where as you can get gaming notebooks from MSI et al. that are built like a Mac truck for half the price and with a slightly better discrete GPU.
quote: Why not just downgrade to Windows 7 and do a dual boot with a nice Linux distro like Mint?
quote: I'm currently not sold, because I need better graphics than today's crop of ultrabooks offer. I'm hopeful about next year's developments, though....I think with those gains, we may finally see ultrabooks with gaming worthy graphics in a nice package.
quote: I personally believe that when buyers go to the store thinking about buying a laptop, they look at the screen on their phone, and they look at the screen on the $250 tablet, and they look at the screen on the laptop, and walk out. That's what is killing the market.
quote: If MS was smart it wouldn't sell Windows to any OEM that put anything less than a 1080p screen in the machine.
quote: Gartner is predicting Windows devices sold will continue to increase
quote: Q4 should prove critical to ASUSTEK. The OEM remains relatively hopeful that Windows 8.1, an overhaul to the troubled Microsoft operating system, will improve on Windows 8's laggard sales.
quote: MS has NO competitor taking over on these main enterprise areas
quote: you forgot that enterprise world was running blackberry 100% until it got kicked out by Apple and Google, exact same thing is happening now with MS - legacy PCs are slowly being replaced by cheaper alternatives like tablets
quote: if you didn't notice, the consumer markets are the sign of the future
quote: enterprise ALWAYS follows consumer markets
quote: MS has NOTHING to counter Apple and Google mobile domination
quote: as for RIM, yeah I still keep laughing at dumb Mick who predicted RIM's sale before the end of 2012, now a year has passed, Mick's dumb predictions of course did not happen, so what now?
quote: They (mostly) don't care
quote: Then why do I hear all the time about gazillions of ancient WinXP and Win98 systems everywhere in enterprises huh?
quote: Hahaha you're a funny one, I thought you are smarter, but now I'm not sure, sorry
quote: so much more money to be made selling solutions and services to large businesses
quote: fearmongering against all things MS
quote: When PC sales decline enough (and they will, do you understand this part? or you think sales of PCs automagically rebound and will grow again?) MS has nowhere to go.
quote: The other much more important parts of the market which are all mobile are now taken by Google and Apple, MS tried to kick them out for many years and always failed miserably, they can't do it, it's obvious now.
quote: So all of this stuff (decline of Windows PC and absence of other significant sources of revenue besides Windows PC for Microsoft) has been explained many times by Tony.
quote: I wish he was trolling.
quote: I wish MS had another source of income just as huge as Windows.
quote: I wish PC sales grew all the time, forever.
quote: You just do not realize that the world has changed, but Tony did. Now I do too. Join us or fade away with MS. You have no other choice.
quote: ignore its xbox console division
quote: It's that no other company has even started
quote: iOS is in decline
quote: if you look at the number of licenses MS sold last year vs number of devices Apple sold last year, MS won hand down
quote: Anyone who thinks that Microsoft is somehow indispensable to the world's economy has lost their freaking mind
quote: come back when you learn how to answer questions instead of weaseling out, ignoring them, and behaving like an illiterate dork
quote: No grave, imminent threat there.