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Windows 7: Microsoft pulls last lever, discounts Windows 8 to OEMs to spark sales

06 Mar 2013   #1
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 
Microsoft pulls last lever, discounts Windows 8 to OEMs to spark sales

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Reports claim Microsoft's slashed Windows prices for smaller touchscreen notebooks and tablets.
Read the full article here: Microsoft pulls last lever, discounts Windows 8 to OEMs to spark sales - Computerworld


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06 Mar 2013   #2
indianacarnie

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Interesting article. Maybe next step is an O.S. for us PC users.
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06 Mar 2013   #3
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Just a quick note. I could not post this in the Windows 8 forum. I am a member but have not posted anything yet since I am not fond of 8 to say the least. Would this be a lack of posts in that forum issue? I do have windows 8 on virtual machines. The free enterprise trial and the 8 Pro with Media Centre on a Virtual machine just for seeing what all the fuss is about.
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06 Mar 2013   #4
indianacarnie

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I have no idea, not even sure if I'm a member there to tell you the truth. Think I remember going there once or twice back when I was trying the beta/rc ? of 8 but truly don't remember.
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06 Mar 2013   #5
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

All it would do if posted on the 8 forums would be to give the real haters more fuel to slam 8.

BTW your not missing anything by not be a member. . .
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07 Mar 2013   #6
gigagiggles

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Rather curious ComputerWorld did not address the manufacturing besides $$$(cost). How about coming up with a product that will realize the potential of Windows 8? Perhaps they can't. Incur the wrath of Microsoft and acknowledge it. Or else, work with Microsoft and come up with something that can transform the PC culture.

As it is, 95% of the laptops on the store shelves are non-touchscreen. The few that are don't provide any other flexibility; it is still the typical laptop. The rare few hybrids are overpriced (because they're rare) and options on specifications are limited. IOW, the buyers aren't buying what the sellers are selling and the sellers aren't making what the buyers want to buy at a reasonable price.

Since October, I've been waiting for a hybrid touchscreen laptop with a decent size in screen and SSD, and some power in processor, all packaged for a reasonable price. The few that were introduced to help launch Windows 8 lacked in a few specs and have not made a reappearance in stores.

In summary, the touchscreen capability of Windows 8 is disorienting to manufacturers, sellers and consumers. They don't know what to do with it, to fit it into their world.
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07 Mar 2013   #7
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

my $0.02 worth. I just can't get my mind around touch screens except for Kiosks, children or the Handicapped.
Not only that,

I think that touch screens were plotted by the screen wipe manufacturers.
It is hard to get peanut butter and jam off the darned screen.

Can't soak the screen to loosen the jam.

Rich
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07 Mar 2013   #8
Urthboundmisfit

7 Pro x64 SP1, XP SP3 VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richnrockville View Post
...I think that touch screens were plotted by the screen wipe manufacturers.
It is hard to get peanut butter and jam off the darned screen.


Rich
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