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Re: Microsoft Has Failed

Postby supporttheunderdog » Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:21 pm

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Re: Microsoft Has Failed

Postby Demonax » Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:52 pm

cyprusgrump wrote:On one hand you argue that the success of the Apple brand is due to the wealth of apps in the store....

That's one of the reasons Apple is successful. The Apple App Store is perhaps the most robust solution of its kind and it offers iPhone/iPad users a million and one reasons to stay loyal to the platform, as does the company’s excellent hardware. :wink:
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Re: Microsoft Has Failed

Postby Demonax » Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:58 pm

supporttheunderdog wrote:Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 Pro (Core i5 Processor; 10.6-inch display)
http://asia.cnet.com/product/microsoft-surface-with-windows-8-pro-core-i5-processor-10-6-inch-display-46554401.htm


Costs more than a Macbook Air. That's going to be a hard sell...

Microsoft's Surface Pro Pricing Will Devastate Sales

Microsoft announced the pricing details of its Surface Pro tablet today and I can't bear to watch what will happen next...
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Re: Microsoft Has Failed

Postby cyprusgrump » Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:09 pm

Demonax wrote:
cyprusgrump wrote:On one hand you argue that the success of the Apple brand is due to the wealth of apps in the store....

That's one of the reasons Apple is successful. The Apple App Store is perhaps the most robust solution of its kind and it offers iPhone/iPad users a million and one reasons to stay loyal to the platform, as does the company’s excellent hardware. :wink:


...but then you dismiss the billions of 'apps' covering every possible market area that are available at the click of a mouse for Windows... :roll:
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Re: Microsoft Has Failed

Postby boomerang » Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:26 pm

cyprusgrump wrote:87 million PCs is quite a staggering figure! :shock:

I wonder what the world-wide installed base of PCs is...?


2012 so far about 250 million computers and counting...expect another 85 million this quarter...

not bad for a company that according to demonax has failed... :lol:

maybe demonax should stop consulting siri....or maybe he does not like what siri is telling him... :lol:
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Re: Microsoft Has Failed

Postby Get Real! » Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:43 pm

DemonDude, please keep us posted because millions of us are ready to toss everything Microsoft out and switch to the tampon dispensers! :lol:

We were just waiting for an IT legend like you to show up and show us the way! 8)
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Re: Microsoft Has Failed

Postby Demonax » Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:51 am

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Re: Microsoft Has Failed

Postby Demonax » Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:03 am

Is Microsoft going the way of RIM? More interesting comment on why Microsoft is on the ropes and its strategy is currently failing:

Who would have thought a couple of years ago that Research In Motion (RIMM) would be on the ropes and Microsoft (MSFT) could be getting close? Well, me… but not many others. Microsoft’s latest strategy of trying to make a no compromise tablet has resulted in, you guessed it, compromise. It’s not as polished as an iPad, it’s more limited in almost every possible way, it’s slow, clunky, unresponsive at times, offers a worse display, weighs more, and is thicker. Plus it costs over $100 more when you factor in a Touch Cover or Type Cover keyboard. Plus, you can’t even run Windows applications even though you get the actual Windows desktop.

The best part is the Surface Pro. An even more expensive version of the Surface, an even thicker version of the Surface, and an even heavier version of the Surface, and you get a fan to cool your heating tablet when you’re doing your Excel speadsheets or when Outlook keeps freezing — oh my god why does it freeze so much when you’re typing — and you get half the battery life of the current Surface model.

There’s a very big issue with Microsoft’s strategy of no compromise, because time and time again this company fails to realize that the reason Apple (AAPL) is winning is because Apple chooses to compromise.

Apple chooses to throw out the USB port, the DVD drive, the kickstand, the fan, the Intel processor. Apple understands that laptops are still useful but at this point in the game, the only use for a multitouch laptop should be in the trackpad. Microsoft is trying to introduce the Surface Pro as your new laptop, except it doesn’t work well in a variety of situations, especially on your lap. Plus, consumers don’t care, and with enterprises and large companies (and small companies) not rushing out to buy brand new computers or brand new software licenses for their employees and workstations due to cost, and the fact that more and more employees are bringing in their own laptops and also asking for Macs, Microsoft has a tremendous problem.

Compounding Windows 8′s failure is the fact that Microsoft is still not prepared for the consumerization of the enterprise world, Microsoft’s bread and butter, and the reason why Microsoft has $60 billion in cash. As Windows licenses erode and Office sales slow, Microsoft isn’t going to have another hugely profitable business to rely on — that’s why this is so scary.


http://bgr.com/2012/11/30/microsoft-sur ... lysis-rim/
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Re: Microsoft Has Failed

Postby Demonax » Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:31 am

boomerang wrote:2012 so far about 250 million computers and counting...expect another 85 million this quarter...

Every news item I have read suggest overall PC sales are down 21% on the same period last year. Net applications reports 1.3% of users they see running Windows 8 (4% for Windows 7 after one month).

Even worse, of all Windows devices / computers sold, Windows 8 accounts for 58%, Windows 7 managed 87%.

Tablet Windows 8 devices account for about 1% of Windows 8 sales, Acer CFO says Windows 8 demand is poor. Microsoft has cut its Surface order's from 4 million to 2 million devices.

If the data is correct, it would be the worst Windows launch ever. A Windows launch has always stimulated PC sales.

Microsoft discounted the price for Windows 8 to unheard of levels, and sales did not spike.

Microsoft released a new OS and sales for the quarter are almost assured to be down. Microsoft is bleeding OS marketshare in all markets.
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Re: Microsoft Has Failed

Postby wyoming cowboy » Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:38 am

I think the problem may be that corporations have reached their saturation point in software nothing significantly new to upgrade to and that people are choosing to buy a tablet rather then a pc, especially in growth countries ie..china and India.
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