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Windows 8 - Deeper Impressions


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http://www.technolog...dows-8-succeed/

Now that Windows 8 has been released, what are you and your team doing now?

We didn’t really slow down. There are always new technologies to think about that can be helpful to people.

Missing end of the sentence/interview:

.... we are going to carefully avoid them and invent something else that will further slow down or harass people, continuing the tradition I instated with the Office ribbon.

As an example, with the current release of the Surface, based on Windows RT, I insisted on finally removing support for macros, that noone - according to our telemetry - actually used in Office. They are, or I should say were, a big issue because people often needed to think to write one of those, or even to simply use it, and we all know how thinking is something that is really really tiring. When I stopped thinking (this happened around 2001, but I was planning this since 2000) I found much more time to do useful things, you know like resizing (crappy) pictures of my sons on the screen, adding to them witty text to use them as Christmas cards, the kind of stuff that everyone should actually do and that is obviously much easier to do with fingers on a touch screen that with a mouse, let alone with a pen and graphic tablet.
Sometimes I am amazed that still exist people in the word that use computer to work, this is evidently a cognitive error, a computer, as the other named after a vegetable company that I won't directly name has proved, is all about doing the seven good things in life:

  • modifying (crappy) images of your sons and relatives and sending them to everyone
  • mailing (senseless) one liners to everyone in the company every five to ten minutes
  • twitting at least ten times a day
  • browsing funny sites on the internet and send the jokes or funny images found there to everyone you know, possibly by mass-mailing them so that everyone gets the full list of your contacts
  • playing games such as angry birds
  • posting your wisdom on Facebook
  • chatting with people through VOIP or texting them
At least this is what I do all day long, and if you are done with the interview, I have to tweet about how witty I was in answering the pre-made questions you asked with what my ghostwriter came up with, once reviewed by the PCRT (Politically correct review team), please write also how I was completely sincere in my answers, specifically these words come from the bottom of my heart:

Your predecessor, Steven Sinofsky, was widely credited with driving Microsoft to create Windows 8 through sheer force of will. Is that true?

Steven is an amazing leader and an amazing brain and an amazing person, but one person can’t do everything. It’s really about the team that we created and the culture that we created for innovation.


Too bad that the space on that page wasn't enough to contain these last statements... :(

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As an example, with the current release of the Surface, based on Windows RT, I insisted on finally removing support for macros, that noone - according to our telemetry - actually used in Office. They are, or I should say were, a big issue because people often needed to think to write one of those, or even to simply use it, and we all know how thinking is something that is really really tiring. When I stopped thinking (this happened around 2001, but I was planning this since 2000) I found much more time to do useful things, you know like resizing (crappy) pictures of my sons on the screen, adding to them witty text to use them as Christmas cards, the kind of stuff that everyone should actually do and that is obviously much easier to do with fingers on a touch screen that with a mouse, let alone with a pen and graphic tablet.

You completely had me until that! Posted Image Well played!

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Yesterday I went back into the Windows 8 Developer Preview to try (for the first time in months) some of the "live tiles" available in that early version, and the experience prompted an insight.

None of the three tiles that I tried -- weather, stocks, and Picstream -- worked any longer. You might say they were "dead" tiles. They were stuck at whatever information they happened to have the last time they worked. That got me to thinking again about this Cloud thing: it strongly enhances the user's status as a dependent with respect to providers, and it decreases the user's control over his/her content.

As things still stand today, we have complete control over our content, and as much security of possession over our files as the number of backups we care to make of them. If CyberLink goes out of business, for example, I can still access and play my videos and MP3s on its PowerDVD player right on my PC or on any other electronic machine that I can convert and copy to. I might not get updates to the software, but the software still works and I don't need to start looking for an alternative to play these files.

But let's say that one day the Cloud visionaries' dreams are realized and all our stuff comes to be stored online. No more personal storage; external HDDs and locally installed software are things of the past, viewed with derision as hopelessly passé by the hip and Modern. Three-letter agencies might even view with suspicion the desire to keep one's documents out of their benevolent reach. The Windows 8 model has won out and we are all on 32GB tablets as the bottom dropped out of desktop PC sales and they're no longer being made, except perhaps for $10,000 limited-edition systems for government offices and large companies. At that point, if (say) Microsoft goes rogue and starts charging extortionate prices to use its Office 365 service, or demanding onerous conditions for me to access my Office files, I am SOL. If the website that kept all my songs and movies and photos suddenly goes 404, I am SOL.

Today, no matter what happens with the people who made the software we use, we can still create and edit documents in (say) Office 2003/2007/2010 and store them on our own PCs, thank you. And we can still play videos and music files on locally installed software. But once we start needing online accounts to get at our stuff, then we are no longer in control of our own possessions -- indeed, it's an open question as to whether we actually even physically "possess" them anymore.

One ray of hope: that stock market live tile, it's frozen on a day and an hour last spring when the price of a share of MSFT stock was $31.44. Now, six weeks after the introduction of Windows 8 and the Surface RT, It closed Friday at $26.81. :)

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Edited by JorgeA, 15 December 2012 - 12:06 PM.


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One ray of hope: that stock market live tile, it's frozen on a day and an hour last spring when the price of a share of MSFT stock was $31.44. Now, six weeks after the introduction of Windows 8 and the Surface RT, It closed Friday at $26.81. :)

Flashback upthread to Sinofsky's Black Tuesday ( Post #1292 ) ...

Final Note: the New York Stock Exchange just closed. NO crash, but markets all slightly down. MSFT closed at $27.09, down -0.90 which is off -3.22%.


Hehe. They're now below that. :lol:

P.S. I'm not laughing at anyone that may be in MSFT ( I think you said you had some yourself Jorge ), I'm just laughing at the company itself because I can only imagine the heat that the Board is getting behind the scenes because of the huge amount of funds and trusts holding MSFT in their portfolios. Certainly it has a lot of growth potential at this very low price. However, that is offset by the potential problem that there are probably a lot of people planning to jump out of MSFT only waiting their sell price which itself creates an impedance so it truly may never rise. When you look at other mis-managed companies like HP, it moved from $30 to $15 in just the last year so this is a real tough nut to crack. On the bright side, it has been this way ever since Ballmer was promoted and even though the big hit ( Post #731 ) was the fault of the DoJ and not his, perception is reality, so when he gets removed it might just skyrocket, rightly or wrongly.

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P.S. I'm not laughing at anyone that may be in MSFT ( I think you said you had some yourself Jorge )

Back in the spring, I'd intended to buy some MSFT stock over the summer, but my terminal procrastination meant that I never did get around to buying it. Now I'm glad. :yes:

I'd intended to buy MSFT because I'd noticed that the last two (maybe three) times that they introduced a new OS, the price spiked up a few weeks before launch, and even though I disliked Win8 the greedy part of me wanted to get in on the action. I was going to buy no less than two months before, in late August. (May as well try to get something out of this abomination, was how I rationalized it.) As it turned out, when the time came for the spike to occur, it never did and so I hesitated, hoping to see some sign of life in the price -- which has yet to manifest.

(We do have a little MSFT indirectly as one bit part of a technology index fund. But we don't have a share in the company as such.)

I can only imagine the heat that the Board is getting behind the scenes because of the huge amount of funds and trusts holding MSFT in their portfolios.

And if I'd actually gotten around to buying, I'd be among the shareholders pushing to replace the current management. I sure hope that there's a strong owner revolt in the works to do just that.

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Edited by JorgeA, 16 December 2012 - 12:55 AM.


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For NO apparent reason :whistle: :
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if (say) Microsoft goes rogue and starts charging extortionate prices to use its Office 365 service, or demanding onerous conditions for me to access my Office files, I am SOL. If the website that kept all my songs and movies and photos suddenly goes 404, I am SOL.

Yep. That's a common problem with everything that relies on web services or websites. Over time, companies change their terms of service and pricing (like Google who's doing just that for Google apps currently), they often remove features (like Google did recently with their "cloud" sync), there's the problems of independent "cloud" providers and websites "going 404" indeed, there's the problems of companies changing their online APIs requiring constant updates to your apps so they keep working (or sometimes they limit usage a lot like twitter recently, or they start to charge for it like Google Maps did), things like MS locking all your online accounts due to storing a photo on skydrive that might have looked kinda similar to something illegal, there's the worries that some companies might have a little too much information about you than what you like, and with all the recent identity theft and account/credit card numbers leaked or stolen, I'm not to keen on everyone having those infos.

In related news:
MIT professor: Windows 8 is a Christmas gift for 'someone you hate'
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Is Windows 8’s Lack of Windows a Mistake?
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In related news:
MIT professor: Windows 8 is a Christmas gift for 'someone you hate'

From the linked to:
http://blogs.law.har...hate-windows-8/
I find this a good one:

They ran Windows 8 through 1.2 BILLION HOURS OF USER TESTING.”

And how many confessions DID they get from the prisoners at GitMo when they were done?


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In related news:
MIT professor: Windows 8 is a Christmas gift for 'someone you hate'

Here's the original blog posting. The guy sure can turn a phrase:

Due to the desperation of the average consumer to watch television at all times on all devices, the typical computer screen is fairly wide.

A reasonable user might respond to this dog’s breakfast of a user interface by trying to stick with either the familiar desktop or the new tablet. However, this is not possible.

In terms of Windows 8, the following is an important point he makes that we haven't paid a lot of attention to:

A reader asked a question about DxOMark's camera phone testing procedures. I went to the DxO site downloaded a PDF. Given the wide aspect ratio of the 27" monitor, I expected to read the PDF in one window while typing my thoughts about it in the browser. From Google Chrome, I opened the PDF document and was immediately zapped into the Metro interface's "Reader" app. My browser was gone. Although the screen is easily wide enough to display two pages simultaneously, the software elected to show just one page at a time, surrounded by massive black bars (see screen capture below). Instead of looking at a text entry box and the PDF simultaneously I would have to go back and forth between screens, trying to remember what was on each. I tried the same series of steps in Microsoft Internet Explorer and the result was the same.


He brings up the usage case where you want to get information about how a Metro app works, so you launch the browser -- but as a result the app disappears and you can't view it at the same time as the information/instructions that you found via the browser, so that you can follow what they're talking about. I found a convoluted way to accomplish this, although it's far from ideal: Go into Metro, open the app, then limit it to the one-third size. Then bring up the Start Screen, open IE, and do your search. This if far from ideal because either the minimized app will show up in type so tiny that you can't read it, or everything will be so scrunched together in the one-third view as to render it unusable. (I tried this with the music app beta signup and then IE in the Consumer Preview, which is what I have loaded on that PC at the moment. With the beta signup minimized (or whatever they call that action), the text appeared in a narrow strip and the buttons to Accept or Cancel were nowhere to be seen. Don't know if this has improved in the RP and RTM, but to judge from the Harvard prof's writing, I would guess that it hasn't.) You would have to keep resizing each of the respective apps in turn as you proceed through the instructions. PITA.

Of course, in that tired old legacy Desktop mode, it's not a problem keeping two windows of whatever size you need, open and in view and at a readable size at the same time.

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I find this a good one:

They ran Windows 8 through 1.2 BILLION HOURS OF USER TESTING.”

And how many confessions DID they get from the prisoners at GitMo when they were done?

That's pretty funny!!

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While reading the ZDNet post discussed above, I came across another ZDNet item about Windows 8 which led to this Web page.

I'm not sure about the significance of these statistics. My Vista, which is supposed to be such a bad and unstable OS and isn't even listed on Soluto's page, doesn't BSOD 0.33 or even 0.28 times a month. More like 0.08 times/month (once a year, if that). And I have a ton of stuff loaded on my PC.

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I'm not sure about the significance of these statistics. My Vista, which is supposed to be such a bad and unstable OS and isn't even listed on Soluto's page, doesn't BSOD 0.33 or even 0.28 times a month. More like 0.08 times/month (once a year, if that). And I have a ton of stuff loaded on my PC.

That is not about BSOD's (which could be an actual measure of the stability of the OS) they are about application crashes that are very likely to be associated to the actual application (and NOT to the OS in which they run).

Oh, people can come up with statistics to prove anything, Kent. 14% of people know that.


Check the home page of this wonderful "it's like magic" app:
https://www.soluto.com/
and guess WHO exactly could be the users base. :unsure:

JFYI:
http://blog.soluto.com/

We’re excited to announce the Microsoft Surface winners!
December 13th, 2012 | Author: Doreen Levy

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Back in October, we welcomed Windows 8 to the world and wanted to help you enjoy the new OS to the fullest – on a Microsoft Surface tablet. We gave you 3 ways to win and now, after weeks of suspense, we are excited to finally introduce the Surface winners.


And - for no apparent reason - a link to the personal blog of the Chief product officer at Soluto:
http://roee.co/2012/...ld-hello-metro/

I have a completely different idea of "casual sampling" and "independent survey".

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Edited by jaclaz, 16 December 2012 - 01:24 PM.


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I'm not sure about the significance of these statistics. My Vista, which is supposed to be such a bad and unstable OS and isn't even listed on Soluto's page, doesn't BSOD 0.33 or even 0.28 times a month. More like 0.08 times/month (once a year, if that). And I have a ton of stuff loaded on my PC.

That is not about BSOD's (which could be an actual measure of the stability of the OS) they are about application crashes that are very likely to be associated to the actual application (and NOT to the OS in which they run).

Oh, people can come up with statistics to prove anything, Kent. 14% of people know that.


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jaclaz,

Check out the last row of items above the one labeled "Most Popular PC Models." That's the one I was referring to. Yes, the Soluto webpage (as well as the article that originally linked to it) mentions application crashes, but Soluto also mentions bluescreens, and that's the item I commented on because the numbers don't jibe with my experience, so it got me wondering just how accurate/valid any of their stats might be.

But that's a good point, that application crashes don't necessarily have anything to do with the OS. It's another reason to wonder about the value of Soluto's figures.

The Dan Castellaneta quote reminds me, for no good reason :) , of the old joke about the public-opinion pollster who comes to the next house. He knocks on the door, and when the owner opens it...

"Hello, we are conducting an opinion survey. What do you think about the level of ignorance and apathy among the public today?"

"I don't know, and I don't care!!"

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Check out the last row of items above the one labeled "Most Popular PC Models." That's the one I was referring to.

My bad :blushing:, I didn't scroll on the senslessly whitish/low information density/designed by a pre-school kid page ;).

Now that I read the "right" data you were referring to, yes, they make no sense.

My average NT 4.0 BSOD's (number of BSOD/months) are (for a few machines I have total and "logged" control):
0/142=0 (data since April 2001 running 24/7)
My average Windows 2000 BSOD's:
0/119=0 (data since March 2003 running 24/7)
0/87=0 (data since August 2003 NOT running 24/7)

My average Windows XP BSOD's:
2/52=0,0385 (data since September 2008 NOT running 24/7) As a matter of fact this should be halved, since one of the two BSOD's was due to hardware fault


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So Metro is now 3 years old. WTF has MS done since then?


This:



Does Microsoft want me to be a bubble boy? lol
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My average NT 4.0 BSOD's (number of BSOD/months) are (for a few machines I have total and "logged" control):
0/142=0 (data since April 2001 running 24/7)
My average Windows 2000 BSOD's:
0/119=0 (data since March 2003 running 24/7)
0/87=0 (data since August 2003 NOT running 24/7)

My average Windows XP BSOD's:
2/52=0,0385 (data since September 2008 NOT running 24/7) As a matter of fact this should be halved, since one of the two BSOD's was due to hardware fault

Wow, thanks for the info. Linux fans like to boast of their favorite OS's stability, but I wonder how many of them can match this performance.

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Interest for Surface RT Dropped After Launch, Study Reveals ( Tom's Hardware 2012-12-17 )

Now we know why the sudden jump to retail stores, huh? Yet another ridiculous idea ( to sell only in Microsoft Stores and online ) that needed reversal. Try as I may, I just cannot think of a wise decision out of Redmond in a very long while, but we can whip up a giant list of turds starting with the Start Menu removal. It is evidence of supreme arrogance allowing that one to remain in place to this very day.


Microsoft's corporate PR head calls out Google PR exec on Twitter ( NeoWin 2012-12-17 )

Add this to the growing list of inexplicable and irrational Apple-esque actions by Microsoft. If you read through this one ( which exceeds the chutzpah in the Scroogle and Android malware controversies ) you may question whether this company is actually self-destructing.


Ballmer Could Be Out if Windows 8 Tanks, Analysts Say ( Tom's Hardware 2012-12-17 )

Pretty obvious if you ask me. As mentioned above there is quite a list of unprofessional tactical actions under Ballmer, and a longer list of technical and strategic decisions that would have already claimed the head of anyone except for a near-founding member of Microsoft.

I think back a few years ( okay, actually had to check Wikipedia ) to the thing that almost occurred that would have sunk Microsoft for sure: "In February 2008, Microsoft Corporation made an unsolicited bid to acquire Yahoo for USD $44.6 billion.", but for the unbelievable negative response from Yahoo!, Microsoft would now be over, taking on more water than HP, Nokia, and RIM combined and most likely be out of money. Ballmer would have never survived that of course but isn't it interesting that he is still there even though such an outrageous offer was green-lit by him? It showed the extraordinary un-professionalism of letting their Google-envy cloud their judgment, and their duty as operators of this publicly traded company. The fact that he is still there, as well as whatever Board members who also went along with that speaks volumes about the efficacy of this company.

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In an OTbOT (On Topic but Off Topic or Off Topic but On Topic, you choose) :w00t:

I would like to have some comments on this research, on it's accuracy and overall on the fact that Forrester research was actually paid for this:
http://www.microsoft...s.aspx?id=36051
Particularly check Figures #7 and #8 on page 9 of the report (Figure #8 has to be read at the light of Figure #3 on page 5)

Then check how people can read it:
http://blogs.windows...r-business.aspx

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Building on HTML5 with IE10 is the best way to develop for your business, today and tomorrow.

huh, where did i read that before?
something like: HTML4 with IE# is the best way.....

surely MS want you need to cough up more $$$ for another OS/Browser when HTML >5 cames around ...

Standarized corporate environtment brower

I wonder if MS will suggest for standarized web-searcher anytime soon?

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huh, where did i read that before?
something like: HTML4 with IE# is the best way.....

You missed :w00t: the part where Silverlight was the best way .... :whistle:
http://blogs.msdn.co...ilverlight.aspx

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Interest for Surface RT Dropped After Launch, Study Reveals ( Tom's Hardware 2012-12-17 )

Now we know why the sudden jump to retail stores, huh? Yet another ridiculous idea ( to sell only in Microsoft Stores and online ) that needed reversal. Try as I may, I just cannot think of a wise decision out of Redmond in a very long while, but we can whip up a giant list of turds starting with the Start Menu removal. It is evidence of supreme arrogance allowing that one to remain in place to this very day.

Wow, the "desire" to have a Surface dropped from 45 percent to 21 percent after customers learned the device's price and specs.

A good comment posted on that page, that clearly explains the how and why of the drop in interest in the Surface RT:

I knew a lot of people, including myself that had a HIGH level of interest in this product. I do not own a tablet and was considering this one as my first. When their pricing came out we ALL said no. Microsoft released a NEW product at a premium price. The iPad and many Android tables have been in the market for years and people generally know what they are getting when they buy one. What genius at Microsoft thought they could jump right into the game without proving themselves to the consumer? If the RT came out at $399 WITH the keyboard, every person I know would have bought one instantly. We all talked about it and were hoping for that pricing. But no. Microsoft wanted top dollar for their product and no one wants to gamble on it. Here is an idea taken from other successful products. Take a hit on your first generation and get it into the marketplace. Then with the second gen, add more goodies and up the price. Microsoft, you killed the Surface yourself.

And the next commenter writes of the Surface Pro:

at $999 I might as well buy a laptop instead

Bingo.

Possibly the most insightful comment:

The consumers have never lost interest in the RT as there was none to begin with. RT will fail, so will W8.

:angel

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Edited by JorgeA, 18 December 2012 - 09:56 PM.


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I would like to have some comments on this research, on it's accuracy and overall on the fact that Forrester research was actually paid for this:
http://www.microsoft...s.aspx?id=36051
Particularly check Figures #7 and #8 on page 9 of the report (Figure #8 has to be read at the light of Figure #3 on page 5)

I was going to download this report to read on my Vista PC, but then I saw this --

System requirements
Supported operating systems: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012

-- and realized that my PC didn't meet Microsoft's requirements for the download, so I didn't go any further. :whistle:

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In-app Advertising To Hit $10 Billion By 2016: Informa

Gosh, do you guys think that enthusiasts of the Metro UI will be getting bombarded by advertising right on their monitors as they're trying to get serious things done?

Oh, wait -- the Metro interface isn't for getting serious things done, it's designed to facilitate trivial pursuits. Sorry about that, never mind...

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I would like to have some comments on this research, on it's accuracy and overall on the fact that Forrester research was actually paid for this:
http://www.microsoft...s.aspx?id=36051
Particularly check Figures #7 and #8 on page 9 of the report (Figure #8 has to be read at the light of Figure #3 on page 5)

Then check how people can read it:
http://blogs.windows...r-business.aspx

Well I'm pretty much gonna need some insulin after overloading on all that sugar coating.

I cannot comment on the accuracy, I'll leave that for those in Enterprise IT. Let me just say that it sounds like a lotta marketdroid nonsense. Here is a real loaded sentence in the Forrester research ...

In September 2012, Microsoft commissioned Forrester Consulting to evaluate the considerations that IT managers weigh when deciding to standardize on a single modern browser or to support or allow the use of nonstandard browsers in the enterprise.


That is my emphasis ( and IMHO ) on their pre-positioning of MSIE as modern browser and the competition ( Chrome? ) as nonstandard browsers, and juxtaposing them on opposite sides of the word "or" . That is plain laughable considering that the most mainstream ( MSIE ) has been the least "standard" over the past decade while the most obscure ( Opera ) has usually been the most "standard". I tried reading it, but I really can't stomach it. I suspect everything that follows such an Executive Summary will be nothing but confirmation bias.

Over on the Microsoft page "Ten Reasons Why Internet Explorer 10 is Best for Business" we see their Pavlovian need to immediately and obediently succumb to the meme and market drivel with the first two being #1 Fast and #2 Fluid ( NB: Diarrhea is also fast and fluid, and like Ballmer is circling the drain ). What do those words even mean anyway? Nothing. Market drivel.

Then they have three whoppers full of chutzpah ...

Reason #6, Safer ( we are supposedly talking about MSIE right? ), I'd say this is dangerously close to Seinfeld material. I'm not even sure if this is a gag now, perhaps it is April 1 on some calendar somewhere?

Reason #8, Compatibility and migration support cites "preserves development investments with emulation for IE9, IE8, IE7, and “quirks” modes" while leaving out the high-profile MSIE6 lurch that these same corporates are trying to now correct. Yeah, they should trust Microsoft to never use planned obsolescence against them again ( or to release a buggy browser in the first place ).

Reason #9, Support for modern standards ( what is it with the word modern anyway? How about standards, period ). Microsoft speaking about web browser adherrance to standards is like a partially reformed alcoholic lecturing us on drinking.

Those five reasons right there expose this whole Forrester-Microsoft thing as a staged setup for Windows 8 and MSIE, an exercise in publicity that only P.T. Barnum could appreciate.

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Well this story about Dell asking that Microsoft not use "Windows" in the naming of Windows RT has been around for over a week now but here is a little bit more ...

Dell Warned Microsoft Over Windows RT Branding, Claims Dell Executive ( Maximum PC 2012-12-18 )

Ballmer's quote is bad enough, and shows that he has no respect for the "Windows" brand by tying ARM and RT around its neck like an albatross ...

But, obviously, nothing of that sort ever came to pass. In his reply, Ballmer told Clarke that the “Windows” name was far too important to be dropped. And that was that.


"That was that." What a ridiculous thought process which occurs in that buffon's head. No-one said to drop it. They said be accurate. Be honest. Have these concepts ever crossed your mind?

Then, one of the Dell dummies chimes in ...

This is what Neil Hand, the man in charge of Dell’s tablet business, told The Australian Financial Review in an interview: “Making sure we educate the market place on the differences was going to be a necessary action no matter what. Just calling it something different is not going to solve the problem.

Actually it would solve the problem liar. More importantly it would be the right thing to do, and the honest thing to do. What you are rationalizing is obfuscation, the blurring of the definitions. Not only is it not even "Windows" in the proper plural sense, but it is as crazy as using "Windows CE" for MIPS or ARM. Except that this time the product is generally available to people that do not know the difference. Snake Oil or Used Car salesman are more honest.

None of these fools should be allowed to go near the product called "Windows". They will only destroy it.

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