Not talking about desktop, I was talking about the mobile market. Which they definitely don't have 90% of...
Kinda right, kinda wrong...
Not trying to start a flame war, but what would companies use instead? Lotus Notes? Open Office? (Although LibreOffice is my primary suite at home, I don't see how it fits into a business environment as well as MS Office)
I don't think any of it is perfect, but they really are pretty much the best solution for business at this time. I don't see anything better to switch to.
It's better on the inside, especially the DLL sharing. (Rather than each running app having a separate in-memory copy of a DLL, now if separate apps have the same DLL dependency, then there's only one copy in memory. Probably my favorite feature of Windows 8)
But the interface still sucks. I've used 8.1 as my primary desktop OS for almost a year now (Stock install, no Start Menu third party add-ons), and while it's a solid OS, there's still so much missing from the Metro interface.
Recently used documents is the thing I miss the most.
And just exploring through the tree-based Start Menu is something I really miss. I end up with so much stuff installed I forget some of it. Would occasionally just surf thru the Start menu to re-discover stuff. But with 8.1, if you don't remember it, you're not going to find it. Sure you can go page by page through all the listed stuff, but that's far more inefficient than being able to walk through a tree-based menu.
Right now, as the underdog, their focus should be marketshare. But right now, their mobile stuff is too damn expensive. I looked at a Surface tablet over Christmas. Nice piece of tech, but at $800 I just laughed and walked away. Similar Android tablets are less than $200.
They need to be pretty much giving this stuff away right now to pry the market away. Maybe do something like when they gave all MSDN subscribers a Pocket PC (I think that was around 2002) to get it out there. But they also need to make it competitive with Android stuff. Cheaper even.
After they capture market share, then there will be more people developing for it which will lead to more apps for it. But first they've got to get it into people's hands. That's not happening right now. There's a huge potential for Windows on all devices, PC and mobile, but they are acting like they already own the mobile space and instead they are a weak third party in the mobile game. They really should be questioning the wisdom of cannibalizing their desktop OS in a mad gamble to build mobile marketshare. I think they are going about it backwards.
...It's actually pretty creepy.
I can't wait to laugh at the AuroraTek Perpetual Motion Machine that's supposed to be at CES this year.
Those guys have knowledge we needed. Why were they not taken out with some kind of sleep darts instead of lead bullets? Now we'll never know what we could have learned.
Not that they'd know all that much, if dumb enough to kill over a stupid cartoon.
Jon Postel was murder/assassinated.
Excellent research! I saw a very similar name to his
Going to have to try some!
Yep, I wrote a bunch of code for Google Checkout (I think that was what it was called) and then all of a sudden it didn't work. They just up and killed it. Not trusting them again.
You must have missed this: Photoshop is coming to Linux
Why not, they previously went with Windows Sex Pee...
I think this is the only place where men brag about how short theirs is...