Windows 8 Launch (Video)

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VAMPYREANGELUS

i am still using xp and it does everything i need. havent seen a reason to change.

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pratikrawankar

""Rumour: No SP2 For Windows 7 To Encourage Windows 8 Sales""""""""""
is another f**ing desicion by MS

windows 8 reminds me of VISTA alot

I already told Windows 8 = Vista Rebirth

its bloody OS
f**king game support for MOH Warfighter and its old one

Valve and Bethsdasoft already told windows 8 is DISASTER for Gaming

i am a elite and windows 7's true lover
I am staying with my old lady windows 7

f**k u win 8 and surface tablet with RT shittttt

nothing can save windows 8
die die dieeeee

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Andrew.Hodge

Uh oh. Blue shirts on employees in a store dedicated to a single tech company. Apple lawsuit incoming!

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Rift2

I see a ton of surface touch computer coming off the trucks at Walmart not alot a few dozen. What is the point?

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

Yeah. Underpowered devices are awesome.

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pratikrawankar

+1 most awesome comment

little words and big fun

waha wahaaaaaaa

LOLZZZZZZZ ROFLLLLLL

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kevaskous

What a hater, all you are. "ULIMITED POWAAAAAAAA!!!!" is meaningless when you never use it. As long as it has the power to run the os it's apps and everything it is asked and supposed to do, nothing "underpowered" about it.

Get off the bandwagon, it's already crashed.

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

Maybe you never use it, as you spend your life trolling the web. In fact, most retarded people can't handle a powerful computer. It's great Microsoft is addressing the needs of retards who Facebook, Twitter, and troll all day long.

Seriously, retards have long needed their own operating system. And here it is....

Enjoy.

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Engelsstaub

Throwing around the word retard to describe those we don't agre with is decidedly NOT trolling. Also: everyone who uses Facebook has a mental handicap. ...well, I'm all caught up. Thanks.

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Engelsstaub

At first I couldn't get over Microsoft having a "Microsoft Store" (for obvious reasons.) Now I think they may have known what they were doing all along. I think Windows 8 and the Surface may go far in spite of the former's many detractors here.

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nlriehl87

I don't know if you are trolling or really that stupid...

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TheMissingPiece

Love that video. Hope you visited the LEGO store nearby while you were there, Jimmy!

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dentaku

Keep on making videos Jimmy, the production quality was pretty good. It can only help drive more traffic to this site too.

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jimmthang

Thanks for the kind words! :)

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Mediziner

Still waiting for Surface Pro to come out.

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Brad Chacos

I never thought much about it, but in retrospect, the release of the Surface was probably a stroke of genius for marketing alone. There wouldn't have been lines at Microsoft stores for a boxed copy of a new and unfamiliar operating system alone. Microsoft tossing out its first tablet on the same day as its new OS ensured there were camera-friendly crowds outside on the big day.

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pratikrawankar

+infinity

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Cregan89

That's definitely why they did it. That's why they made a limited supply of the devices as well. They wanted those lines outside the store, they wanted to create hype about Windows 8 and Microsoft as a whole.

They also wanted to put some pressure on their OEMs to produce more focused and better engineered products (much like Apple products). But at the same time they didn't want to effect their OEMs bottom line, which is why they priced the Surface high and made a limited supply.

They also spun the PC market on its head (I say PC market as including all "Personal Computing" devices: iPad, Android tablets, notebooks, desktops, all-in-ones, etc). PC form-factors used to be very straight forward and predictable, and every once in a while a whole new form factor like the tablet comes along and shakes things up. But outside of the limited selection of different form-factors, the consumer would generally think "in this form-factor, what product gives me the best experience for the cheapest price". But now with Windows 8 and Surface, I'm hearing a different line of thinking from co-workers and on the internet. Windows 8 presents an opportunity for an unlimited number of different form-factors as showed off by the Surface, and people are asking themselves, "maybe a simple rectangular touch screen tablet doesn't meet all of my PC requirements, but neither does a normal notebook computer, but look at all of these Windows 8 hybrid devices, one of these fits my needs perfectly".

For example, no ARM based tablets suit my PC requirements because I need to be able to run my development tools. But a notebook (which is what I currently use) is not nearly as good for content consumption as a touch screen interface. Windows 8 solves both of these problems for me. I often do work on the bus, so the Surface wouldn't work for me since it doesn't work very well on your lap. I also don't like the constant attaching and detaching of the ASUS Transformer line of tablets. But ASUS has the new Taichi coming out with two screens, one on the inside and one on the outside. This allows me to use one device for work and for content consumption. It's the perfect device for my unique PC requirements without having to purchase multiple products (like an iPad and MacBook). Windows is the only platform capable of this. This is not possible with iOS, OS X, or Linux. And the Surface is simply the vessel Microsoft has created to show this new dynamic off to the world.

Meanwhile, Microsoft gets to sit back and watch how the Surface is received by the public, and then make a decision about whether or not to take Microsoft branded hardware even further. But from the sounds of things, Microsoft already likes how consumers have responded to Surface and are going to take that next step with Microsoft branded hardware.

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pratikrawankar

+1

nothing can save win 8 from dieing

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