Bill Gates thinks Windows tablets have a big chance against iPad & Android ones

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  1. Kaykaykay

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    I see very little advertising because I cut TV years ago. I buy gadgets based on what I read in reviews, tech blogs, etc. I'm not loyal to brands.

    What any company needs to do is convince me that they offer a better product. I'm not convinced that that's the case with MS tablets at this point. I'm open to changing my mind if products improve, but that will depend on the products, not on any executive blowing hot air.
     
  2. s2mikey

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    IBM actually had a lot to do with the OS we see today. Jobs was more mad that Gates stole it too but got it out there faster than Jobs did. Just saying ;)

    As for MS and tablets? I just don't see them making a dent in the market. Even traditional windows guys like me find the iPad a zillion times better than any other tablet and its not even that close. I've been using quick office pro for a while now and it always seems to do what I need it to. Sure, it's not as full featured as the desktop office app is but I don't expect it to be. MS just isn't getting it.
     
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    I totally agree. Maybe Bill Gates just wants to say something like PLANS . hihihi.
     
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    Honestly, I hope that we see success from windows. To me, it creates competition and allows consumers choices when they are ready to buy. I own Apple products, but also still use Windows based systems for work purposes. Both have served me very well and certainly do not have issues with either
     
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    Yeah they're off to a strong start aren't they (rolls eyes)!
     
  7. Kaykaykay

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    I'm all for competition, but they're late and haven't given most iPad owners enough incentive to switch.

    I'm a satisfied Windows user (except for that Vista nightmare), so it's not even that I'm an Apple devotee -- I'm open to something better. It's just that MS (or any other company) has to show me a better product.
     
  8. KevinJS

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    The history of personal computing is littered with failures. Competition has never been one of the strengths of the industry, which is why the consumer has been the bit player for so long. Now, we do have real competition. Android and Apple may appear to be locked in a battle for supremacy, but really? Neither of them are going to turn the lights out any time soon.

    Microsoft wedded themselves to the PC, and did very well out of it, as did their hardware partners, who did nothing to offer choice to their consumers so long as the money kept rolling in. Now, personal computing has become a little more personal than the PC could ever offer. We all carry the University of Google in our pockets. We demand information, NOW, and we get it. Manufacturers are falling over themselves (no matter what detractors say about locked operating systems) to offer consumers what they want, what they may want and what they haven't yet figured out that which they will want.
     
  9. Kaykaykay

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    Lol. Most industries are littered with failures. Startup Business Failure Rate By Industry | Statistic Brain

    I'm not worried about Microsoft, Apple or any other company. If they can't survive and thrive, something else will come along.
     
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    I see myself using Windows PCs until I die. Same for iOS, Android, and Mac OS. I seriously doubt I will let another OS in here, though. :)
     

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