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Windows 7: Microsoft and Apple unleash thermonuclear war on Google and Android

13 Nov 2013   #11
Cr00zng

Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, OSX El Capitan, Windows 10 (VMware)
 
 

Let me get this straight...

MS makes about $2b a year on Android licensing, why would they want to kill it? If anything, MS is probably trying to make $3-4b a year. Breaking Google's stronghold on the advertisement market in the process is probably just side effect...


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13 Nov 2013   #12
Cr00zng

Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, OSX El Capitan, Windows 10 (VMware)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
They should beat Android with better products rather than in the courts. It's a sad world. I like Android and I like Linux. I can only hope that MS and Apple get stuck in the sand.
For each its own...

I had BB, Android, and iPhone; the latter one was dropped for Windows 8 phone and I like it. Admittedly, I care less about apps for the smartphone.

As for Linux... I like it for the server, but for the desktop, it is Windows 7.0 and 8.1 for me.
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13 Nov 2013   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I use Windows 7 for my main system too. But for browsing the internet, I prefer Mint Mate. It is a beautiful system and it's safer than Windows. If you are curious and interested, download that PDF sheet from my Skydrive. It gives you accesss to 9 videos I made about Mint Mate. You will probably be surprised what can be done with it - and it is dead simple.

I use Windows 8 only occasionally. Don't really like it. And on my tablet it is Android. I really like the apps choice on the Google Playstore. Try e.g. car or boat navigation with Windows.
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13 Nov 2013   #14
Wrend

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64bit, Debian GNU/Linux 64bit (virtual machine on a RAM drive)
 
 

I'm digging Debian 7.2 with the KDE desktop it is optionally distributed with.

I could make due without Windows (and obviously OSX), for the most part, except in regards to gaming.

Don't get me wrong though; I actually like Windows 7, and it works very well for me, contrary to what many (most?) other GNU/Linux users think.

I do also like my Android devices (in particular my Nexus 7), but if I had to, I could likely jury-rig another Linux distribution into working on them well enough.
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16 Nov 2013   #15
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cr00zng View Post
....Admittedly, I care less about apps for the smartphone.
I will never understand people who say this. Why buy a smartphone at all? Do you just want to browse the internet? If so feature phones do this now....
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16 Nov 2013   #16
x BlueRobot

 

To be honest, I only have a smartphone because it's part of my phone contract, I'm getting a upgrade in February.
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17 Nov 2013   #17
Cr00zng

Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, OSX El Capitan, Windows 10 (VMware)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cr00zng View Post
....Admittedly, I care less about apps for the smartphone.
I will never understand people who say this. Why buy a smartphone at all? Do you just want to browse the internet? If so feature phones do this now....
I don't even browse the web with my 4G Windows 8 phone. I do use tethering for internet access for my laptop, when Wi-Fi/LAN is not available. Being a consultant and working at the client sites, most of the times the 4G is the only option for unfiltered internet access.

In my use, it is getting/sending emails for five email accounts, being able to read MS Office documents and PDF files. Editing office document is iffy at best, due to the screen size and limited capabilities of the office app. If I need to edit the document, I break out the laptop with tethering and edit it there.

In addition,my smartphone is also used for Skype, LinkedIn, and texting. And that's about all of the apps that I have and I am perfectly satisfied with it.

The cost of the smartphone isn't a major expense and the monthly fee for these phones is pretty much the same as the "feature phones". There's no reason to get the feature phones with limited capabilities...
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17 Nov 2013   #18
HerrKaLeun

W7 Pro 64
 
 

[QUOTE=andrew129260;2596661
I will never understand people who say this. Why buy a smartphone at all? Do you just want to browse the internet? If so feature phones do this now....[/QUOTE]

If you mean a phone that doesn't have a fullscreen, I don't understand why you would a feature phone. with aht tiny screen, how do you look at a website? My Note2 with 5.5" screen is the first phone actually useful for websites. My older infuse with 4" screen wasn't so practical. How would the feature phone be any good? It requires you to buy a dataplan, but you can't even see anything decently.

And you may not want all apps, but some like weather, and others you end up using all the time.

I don't even see much of a price difference to a cheap smart phone. Touchscreen aren't that expensive.
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