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Battar
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re: Microsoft needs a hit with Win 8
Battar   10/24/2012 12:20:46 PM
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Businesses are not ditching PC's, nor will they. But people are. DECs' Ken Olson will soon be right - no one will have a reason for a PC in their homes. Tablets and web connected TV's will provide all the home computing power you need.

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re: Microsoft needs a hit with Win 8
resistion   10/24/2012 2:56:50 AM
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Eventually, it will be figured out to make these dockable, if not already.

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Dave.Kellogg   10/23/2012 4:50:13 PM
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I believe that most businesses will avoid Win8. This will be mostly because it is targeted for mobile devices, and is sub-optimized (ie Metro only)for desktop use.

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IDontUseTheForumSoWhyAmIForc   10/23/2012 3:33:20 PM
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Excellent point. Computational intensive applications such as CAD software and the like will always have a home on the desktop. I can't imagine anyone fighting with a finger gestures to do that. Since most people just use their computers for checking mail & surfing the internet, the migration to smaller, less powerful devices appears to be inevitable. The traditional desktop PC will become a niche product used only by engineers/designers. Which means you can expect the average price to slowly creep up again.

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EREBUS0   10/21/2012 9:55:38 PM
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I have seen some good Windows 8 demonstrations, but I am usually not an early adopter for new OS. Usually because my hardware is insufficient to support the new features, such as a touch screen. Regardless of the bells or whistles, as long as the new OS runs MS office tools, it will succeed. The other devices do not support real work and are thus useless to me or anyone who needs a computer to do their job. Just my opinion,

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Bert22306   10/19/2012 11:00:05 PM
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True enough. It used to be that in search of a new toy to buy, people salivated on the newest Windows. And oh by the way, isn't it funny how each successive Windows seemed to need a lot more power than your existing PC had? Instead now, the new toys people salivate over are the handhelds. So that's where they spend their extra cash. The interesting phenomenon about PCs, that for some reason I don't see explained in the press so much, is that because new OSs are geared to portables and handhelds, they DON'T require more processing power, RAM, disk space, than the previous one. Therefore, the PC itself can live a longer and happier life. But again, I doubt very much that this means PCs are dead. It might mean that sales flatten, but not that people and businesses are busily sending their PCs to the recycling center.



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