32GB Wifi iPad 2 / OS 7.0
Microsoft have massive market dominance in business. I love Bill Gates. But iPad market is growing more and more day by day. Bill Gates apparently is oblivious to the latest sales figures that Apple recently revealed.The iPad's operating system (iOS) is too limited to let customers make full use of the hardware.I think It is faster than the windows tablets.
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Last edited by AQ_OC; 05-16-2013 at 07:55 AM.
Then windows in various forms arrived. Win 3.1/Workgroups was different. Then came Windows 95. Odd that people waited in line for that OS.
anyway . . .
Now, my work laptop runs a version of Linux which is really a different animal. I adapted, just like many other converts.
I do like Surface and i think I might go with that. Not sure, but it is a thought to be sure.
I am open minded about any thing that concerns computers.... Maybe that is because my first spread sheet was VisiCalc on an Apple II. that was the main reason I wanted the Apple computer. Buying my first Apple set me on an amazing path that included some 25 years providing Mac solutions for specialised markets including Graphics, Cad and publishing. Much has changed over the years on all platforms.. I can even remember when Microsoft Office for Mac came on 26 floppies. Yes 26. Real pain to install however imagine if you will after installing 22 floppies it came up with an error..... Oh well.
Now after many years selling and using Macs I have had the pleasure of selling Windows computers in a main stream Computer store here in Australia similar to Best buy if you get my drift. We deliver to customers consumer laptops and desktops not to mention an array of tablets including Apple ipads, and Samsung tabs
What amazes me since Windows 8 splashed on the market not I may say a big splash more like a ripple, I have to now some how in my course of recommending a solution for my customers have to spend wasted time fending off questions and criticism about Windows 8. This is more of an issue with as one would say windows XP and Vista users as they just hate it...yes win 8 works great on Touch screens but navigating in non touch screens is a real pain for many users.
What I find amusing is when I sell Mac systems ( my second job is Mac consulting). and some one asks about OSX all I have to say is " it just works" and you know what I hardly ever get support calls regarding the OS !!! however not a day goes by at the retail store when we get users coming in asking for help or in several cases trying to return their brand new Windows 8 laptops because they hate Win 8. Personally I cannot wait for Microsoft to do a fix maybe then I can do what I do best sell the solution not spend valuable time apologising for a real bad OS. What is also real funny in some ways Windows 8 has helped Apple sell more Macs and iPads Oh well times have changed......
Colin, Down under Brisbane Australia.
Apple screwed up one app (Maps). It took MS to screw up the entire OS. It doesn't matter how technically brilliant the OS actually is. If users don't like it, all was for nought. MS fixed something that wasn't broken.
I fail to see how anyone can argue that 8 is a good OS. The very nature of a GUI-based OS is that it must be intuitive. The few times I have to deal with it leaves me wondering what I'm doing. I'm reasonably savvy on computers, particularly Windows, and when I see 8 I just want to turn and run. I pity anyone who is trying to learn how to use a computer from the ground up with Win8 as the OS.
I await with interest the day when my company does the switch. Our IT manager likes Apple well enough for his own use, but doesn't see it as viable for the company, so eventually everyone will be using 8. Interesting days ahead.
you are asked to insert disk 21 and it is missing. Disks 22 and 20 are there, so where did I put disk 21?
I remember those days as well. Everything seemed to arrive on several dozen floppies. I still miss the days when buying software required the strength of ten small boys to carry the box home. All of those manuals and programming references.
Like I said, the sales figures will tell the tale. Surface is just getting its feet wet and we do not know what MS will come up with.
That said, Apple should scare people in the business because Apple has a way of turning everything upside down.
That said, Cook is leading the charge and he is no Steve Jobs, so perhaps Apple will slide somewhat and MS becomes the top dog.
That said, I think the ultimate winner will be RIM.
Or as history shows us, there are those two guys in a garage that develop something that Apple pines for and did not think of; that MS thinks is a game changer; something that becomes the new Apple.