More Microsoft Hardware on the Way, Says Ballmer

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armyslowrdr

Meh. I have always been anti-Apple until last weekend. Have you seen the cr%p that Creative is now putting out for MP3 players ? I guess since the all-in-one cellulars are so popular, most manufacturers have quit making stand alone MP3 it seems. Sooooo, and since the new Subaru is pro-Apple anyway, I sprang for a latest gen Nano last weekend. Actually two, one for the boy as well. Itunes or not, I could not be more happy. Night and day difference in the usability as compared to a Creative Zen I had say 4 years ago that was also operated by touch and won design awards. It was so non user friendly I smashed my fist into its face the first day. LOL.

And now after watching many videos the last day on user reviews of Windows 8, one can see how truly awful the layout is...takes way too many extra steps to get to setting than 7 does. Also 7 is way more asthetic.

An overseas Asian lady friend convinced me that ipads were very nice. Guess what--no I did not get a mini--but a 4th generation will be on the way.

Windows...we are through (with me purchasing OS from you) until you drop the nonsense that is 8 or anything resembling 8. Sideways scroll---THAT IS THE WORST OF ALL--NO WAY..NO THANKS.

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maxeeemum

I will not be buying any Microsoft hardware ever. I bought a Zune in 2007 and that was enough for me. In fact because of Windows 8 and the path M$ is going down today Windows 7 may be the last thing I buy from them for many years to come.

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TheMissingPiece

Can we get a Windows Phone 8-powered MP3 player without the phone capabilities, like the Samsung Galaxy Players?

Yes, I want a Zune HD successor. :P

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tonymus

By this time next year, Microsoft should be doing tablets, phones, laptops and, perhaps, desktops. Why shouldn't they?

Microsoft's partners (HP, Dell, Acer, etc.) have no one to blame but themselves. They've been selling devices weighed down and slowed down by bloatware since Windows 95. Meanwhile, Apple's devices come across as faster (they aren't) and more streamlined (ditto). Microsoft, by making quality devices which show off the elegance of Windows over MacOS, is simply leveling the playing field.

I'm guessing Microsoft will corner the higher end consumer market, and make a dent in enterprise. Everyone else will be involved in a race to the bottom...

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legacy2013

I'm currently writing this from the new Surface tablet. It is an excellent piece of hardware. The touch cover is awesome. It takes a little effort to get used to but within a few hours your fine. It's an excellent piece of hardware and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a tablet

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

LOL. What a joke.

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dantfmly

Die windows 8 die. At least until MS can pull their heads out of their butts and make a none touch screen version of it with out the stupid squares (back too the old desktop), and bring back the start menu.

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methuselah

We just got a Surface Windows RT here @ work today.

This thing is freakin' slick.

The keyboard it comes with is a neat feature and incredibly thin.
It's a bit heavier than the iPad but also feels more solid and it's much faster.
Touch interface is very smooth and easy to use.
Best of all, it's Windows! I can load my standard programs without having to re-invent the wheel and then submit it through itunes just because Apple is a control freak.
Oh and did I forget to mention it also has a built in camera and a STANDARD USB PORT!

I feel so free!!!

I would never buy an iPad but I see a Surface in my future.

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

Once there is no longer a discernible difference between a "Windows" computer and an Apple device, I'll just fucking go back to Apple. I'm on Windows because it's an open system anyone can design for. Once those dicks close it off, they can shove it up their asses.

Seriously, you Microsoft employees need to stop with the trolling. There have to be better ways to market your trash. Go make more of those lame click-click-click "Transformer" commercials.

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dakishimesan

Actually, you can't load your windows programs (not supported on RT), and apps Do have to be submitted for review to the microsoft app store. but im with you on the hardware, except that it's long and heavy.

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crwlngkngsnk

You're able to load standard Windows programs? I thought the RT version needed applications written to run on ARM architecture (available from Windows store, natch).

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methuselah

I've not run into this yet. Admittedly the programs are in house diag tools that may not care about the proc.

I'm sure I'll run into this as I install more mainstream software.

I've heard the Pro version has an i5 proc, that would alleviate this issue I suppose?

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crwlngkngsnk

Yeah, I think it's two different versions. If it's RT that's Windows Runtime which is on an ARM proc. The standard version is x86.

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abowlofsoda

Everytime I read the comments on this site I feel like I'm back in high school.

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wolfing

tap

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ApathyCurve

Oh, come now. I'm much less mature now than when I was in high school.

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methuselah

I am rubber, you are glue. Everything you say bounces off of me and sticks to you.

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Jeffredo

No U!

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Neufeldt2002

MS is so envious of the Apple mentality that they will do whatever it takes to try to replicate it. Not sure where I saw the slides, it might have even been here, but MS wants to be the new Apple.

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crwlngkngsnk

Microsoft has a "vision"?! I guess it really is time to start using Linux.

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Architek9

it's all junk

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big_montana

Says the Apple fan boy

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Drew7

What's an Apple guy reading MaximumPC for? I don't read Mac World... Get outta here! LOL!

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big_montana

I'm not a Crapple fan boy, just stating the person I replied to is. Hoping I did not misread your post, but probably meant to be sarcastic,.

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