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

Discussion in 'Apple iPad News' started by RaduTyrsina, May 8, 2013.

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    Under the hood where it really matters to people like me, Windows 8 is a solid operating system. Unfortunately, people want the same old things and the same tired ways of doing this and that. It shines on a mobile device (for the most part) but people seem to be hating the GUI. So far, the biggest issue seems to be the silly Start Button. There are quick fixes for that issue. I do not run a GUI, just BASH on my laptop and I got use to it.

    People can learn to use W8. Many people are already using it. You had to learn, remember? I am a fairly typical user and even at my advanced age, W8 would be no problem at all.

    If I were running W8 I could replace the shell with something cool, but I do not really need cool, I need "It Works!" Just remember, after Microsoft releases 34 Servicve Packs and 1545 security updates, it will rule. For the record, I favor Windows 7, but I could live with Windows 3.1.

    So what is easier, press a few silly buttons or type:

    $ export CDPATH='.:~:/usr/local/apache/htdocs:/disk/backups'

    See . . . Bash is better and much easier and all you really need is a solid OS and Bash.;)
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    Bob, I can see your points about caring what's under the hood but most people couldn't care less about that. That's why apple stuff sells well. There isn't any thinking about how it works...just that it works. Windows 8 to me just isn't cutting it. The same old things are exactly what people want when it comes to computing and usability. That's because they are comfortable with it. If something is changed for a good reason and it makes logistical sense then that's one thing. But, no one was clamping for windows to change so drastically overnight. There was no good reason for this at all. Maybe on a phone it works better but for home use windows 8 has redefined the term obnoxious. When something works well and people have been using it for years, it doesn't get tired, it just keeps being easy to use and familiar.

    My take on it.
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    But we must change. I do not think people are incapable of change and MS has taken a chance with W8. Apple took a chance with iOS and the iPad. No reason to think the iPad would be such a hit. Perhaps W8 will revive MS and something insanely great will arrive.

    A friend just bought a laptop with W8 installed and it is not so hard to get around.

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