the only real place you can find a majority of favorable reviews of Windows 8 is from Publishers, -TR included. Media plays a significant role in the success of any product. Granted, Microsoft's shove-it-down-your-throat-whether-you-like-it-or-not attitude didn't help matters much in the case of Vista. Personally, I believe that the typical review of Vista by published media had it wrong. However, it wasn't hard to understand why MS had it coming. Still, I am curious what is so different about this path than was the case then. I believe publishers are wrong about Windows 8 too. I reckon it will all boil down to the masses. I like to think consumers in America are not as stupid as corporations seem to think we are.
Bottom line to me is this. Windows 8 isn't about protecting current market share or even looking after a loyal consumer group. (Please spare me the rhetoric about the necessity of revenue for a company's survival as I am well aware of it) No, it's quite the opposite. It's about a massive change in licensing schemes. The opportunity to gain licensing revenue based on TIME, not SEATS. Further, it is about closing doors to the old ways of doing business by eliminating choices. Why would anyone need a desktop computer when everything is stored on the "cloud"?
Hey MS, if you're listening, what happened to innovation? Stop following and try to be a leader again.
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