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Windows: Itís over, tech site declares
Fox News ^ | April 16, 2013

Posted on 04/16/2013 1:12:27 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Calling the latest operating system a “failure” and Microsoft’s leaders “idiots,” a top tech website has proclaimed the PC era over. Windows is coming to a dead end, they say.

PC shipments collapsed in the last quarter by almost 14 percent, analysts with IDC said last week, marking the biggest drop in sales since the firm started tracking them 19 years ago. The problem, said ZDNet’s well respected Steven J. Vaughn-Nichols, isn’t the designs from the likes of HP and Dell or the size of consumer’s wallets. It’s Microsoft.

“Look at the numbers: Metro-interface operating systems have already failed,” Vaughn-Nichols wrote in an essay on the site. “Microsoft is betting all its chips on the silly notion that Metro will be the one true interface for its entire PC and device line.”

“Idiots,” he wrote. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Computers/Internet; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: bsod; miserablefailure; msn; windows; windows7; windows8
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1 posted on 04/16/2013 1:12:27 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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I kinda' like windows.

Now I'm going to have to open the door if I want to see what the weather is like outside.

2 posted on 04/16/2013 1:13:34 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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I’m still using Windows 2000 Professional on my desktop. Works great.


3 posted on 04/16/2013 1:20:49 PM PDT by davisfh
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Windows ME rocks! Wait, what?


4 posted on 04/16/2013 1:22:36 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Olog-hai

Given Windows 8 I’m inclined to agree; but I think they can save themselves... instead of focusing on the whiz-bang UI and trying to follow the mobile crowd, bucking that trend and instead focusing on ensuring correct and stable products.


5 posted on 04/16/2013 1:23:16 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Olog-hai
a top tech website has proclaimed the PC era over

Yeeahhh, I've been reading that prediction every year since 1980...

6 posted on 04/16/2013 1:24:05 PM PDT by apillar
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To: Olog-hai

True or not, it’s hard to believe the messenger.

This guy, Steven J. Vaughn-Nichols, is a putz and has been a Windows hater for decades.


7 posted on 04/16/2013 1:25:00 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Obama's vision - No Job is a Good Job)
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To: davisfh

well they stopped putting out security patches for 2000 a while back.

good luck


8 posted on 04/16/2013 1:25:19 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Olog-hai

I use Windows 7 on my laptop. I have never had a problem. It’s fast and it’s a helluva lot easier to do prep for my teaching than it would be on my tablet or droid phone. I don’t see anyone claiming Apple PCs and Laptops are doomed. Tell Microsoft to fine tune Windows 7. Basically it works fine.


9 posted on 04/16/2013 1:25:35 PM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: Olog-hai

The Windows 8 interface - apparently licensed from McDonald’s cash register system - is a failure? How do you explain all the Happy Meal sales? Hmmmm?


10 posted on 04/16/2013 1:26:16 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (Gone rogue, gone Galt, gone international, gone independent. Gone.)
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To: Olog-hai
PC shipments collapsed in the last quarter by almost 14 percent, analysts with IDC said last week, marking the biggest drop in sales since the firm started tracking them 19 years ago. The problem, said ZDNet’s well respected Steven J. Vaughn-Nichols, isn’t the designs from the likes of HP and Dell or the size of consumer’s wallets. It’s Microsoft.

Ummmm. No.

While I would happily jump on the "I hate Microsoft" bandwagon - it's pretty obvious the reason PC shipments have collapsed has nothing to do with Microsoft.

Try blaming laptops, smart phones and tablets. Especially tablets.

11 posted on 04/16/2013 1:26:23 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Olog-hai

End of an age of fascist waste, perhaps, but not the end of the personal computer for technically inclined people.

Parallella: The $99 Linux supercomputer
http://freerepublic.com/focus/chat/3008521/posts


12 posted on 04/16/2013 1:26:41 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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“Windows: It’s over, tech site declares”

Written in 1993,95,98,2000,2001,2004,2006,2006,2010,2011,2012.

I’m sure on either a Mac or some Linux variant.

Only the anti-Palin people approaches this level of derangement and haven’t resorted to putting a shotgun in their mouths to prove their nuttiness.


13 posted on 04/16/2013 1:27:49 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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The problem isn’t Windows 8, the problem is people that are unwilling to change with the times.

(essentially what a FReeper said to me over the weekend - I told him what body part of mine to suck on)


14 posted on 04/16/2013 1:28:43 PM PDT by BobL (Look up "CSCOPE" if you want to see something really scary)
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To: Olog-hai

Even with the slump the industry is on pace to sell over 300 million PCs this year. I wanna be in a “failing” industry selling one unit to every man woman and child in the country every year... oh wait I am, sort of (software actually, but we like PC sales).


15 posted on 04/16/2013 1:29:32 PM PDT by discostu (Not just another moon faced assassin of joy.)
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To: VanDeKoik

LOL. PC era over, okay....back in your padded room guy, take your medicine. So many businesses rely on PCS, and they will continue to do so, and Microsoft will continue to create new software.


16 posted on 04/16/2013 1:30:00 PM PDT by FreedomStar3028
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To: Olog-hai

Windows 8 sucks. I got in a laptop without a touchscreen. Had it had a touchscreen it might have been useful.


17 posted on 04/16/2013 1:30:17 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: davisfh

3 desktops here. win2000 pro on one, xp pro on one and 7 on one. I really do like 7.


18 posted on 04/16/2013 1:30:17 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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Its not all MS fault, sure Windows 8 is weird, until you get used to it, but the big reason for the failure of the PC market is the tablet, plain and simple.

For the vast majority of PC users, a tablet would suit their needs fine. Casual browsing, a quick note or comment to a facebook friend, reading emails.. tablets are just fine and more convenient.

19 posted on 04/16/2013 1:30:59 PM PDT by Paradox (Unexpected things coming for the next few years.)
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To: OneWingedShark
...instead focusing on ensuring correct and stable products.

This is Microsoft we're talking about. As soon as something is stable they move to a whole new version because they think you will have to buy it.

20 posted on 04/16/2013 1:31:07 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Deficit spending is simply a scheme for the confiscation of wealth." --Alan Greenspan)
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