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By ngiterei ·
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in 2013 your stakeholders are asking:why does TechRepublic support and promote an obvious failure like Windows 8; do you have a good answer?

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How do you quantify "failure"?

by wizard57m_cnet Moderator In reply to stakeholders

I'm inclined to view this "question" as more of a troll post than anything else.
Do you have a good answer?

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If it comes from Microsoft, it is a failure

by Slayer_ In reply to How do you quantify "fail ...

Isn't that how it works?

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Not an MS fan, but...

by GSG In reply to stakeholders

If you look at the sales figures of the new Microsoft devices and OS, and compare to Android, and Apple comparable devices, Microsoft isn't doing as badly as the general press claims.

Microsoft is still a big player in the market, and TR does what it should, and doesn't ignore it, and instead posts "How to" blogs, as well as similar articles for Android and Apple.

Microsoft still has the biggest market share for business users, so, I for one, appreciate it since I support several systems consisting of a total of 27 servers. Of those, 26 are Microsoft Servers and one is Unix/AIX. Needless to say, I need info on Microsoft more than I need info on Unix (even though I love my Unix server more, and you'll pry it out of my cold dead hands).

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We are?

by CharlieSpencer In reply to stakeholders

I wasn't aware I had signed a proxy delegation notice appointing you to represent my stakeholder interests. I ask when will the site doesn't work with Firefox again, and if it will be mandatory to enter a comment when voting down, and other aspects of the site mechanics. Since you're speaking for all of us, how about keep me informed on those issues, please?

Like it or not (and I don't like it much), Windows 8 is a major shift by Microsoft. It deserves as much attention as previous releases. Indeed, its radical GUI changes require more attention, since it incorporates many new features unexpected by users of previous versions.

Failure? Too early to tell. It looks like it would be well-suited for phones and tablets. I wouldn't mind seeing it flop on desktops and laptops, at least enough for MS to return the 'classic' desktop GUI.

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