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Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:30 AM

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  Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:51 AM

Listening to guys like this is no different than listening to your dentist when he gives you a hot stock tip.
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  Posted 20 November 2012 - 10:26 AM

Microsoft's sticky products: Bret should stay away from creepy sounding phrases like this.
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  Posted 20 November 2012 - 10:53 AM

Microsoft has sticky products but they're a problem not a benefit. Windows XP is the stickiest product they've made. Nobody upgraded to Vista (not just because of the hyper-paranoid security dialogs and bad peripheral support), even Windows 7 has had to fight against the stickiness of XP.

How many times has Microsoft had to extend the end-of-life date on XP support 5 maybe 6 times?

Users that won't upgrade cost Microsoft money.
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  Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:47 AM

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Microsoft has sticky products but they're a problem not a benefit. Windows XP is the stickiest product they've made. Nobody upgraded to Vista (not just because of the hyper-paranoid security dialogs and bad peripheral support), even Windows 7 has had to fight against the stickiness of XP. How many times has Microsoft had to extend the end-of-life date on XP support 5 maybe 6 times? Users that won't upgrade cost Microsoft money.

And as we all know, we users exist to make our chosen companies money...;)
I'm more of a "Woz" guy...
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  Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:55 PM

sticky products ....?
Products with stickers on it....!
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  Posted 21 November 2012 - 04:50 AM

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Listening to guys like this is no different than listening to your dentist when he gives you a hot stock tip.


My first laugh of the day. Thanks.
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  Posted 21 November 2012 - 06:09 AM

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Microsoft has sticky products but they're a problem not a benefit. Windows XP is the stickiest product they've made. Nobody upgraded to Vista (not just because of the hyper-paranoid security dialogs and bad peripheral support), even Windows 7 has had to fight against the stickiness of XP. How many times has Microsoft had to extend the end-of-life date on XP support 5 maybe 6 times? Users that won't upgrade cost Microsoft money.

And as we all know, we users exist to make our chosen companies money...


I'm not sure what the wink is for. From Microsoft's perspective (and Apple's) what you said is 100% true.
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  Posted 21 November 2012 - 06:10 AM

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Microsoft's sticky products: Bret should stay away from creepy sounding phrases like this.


Just follows on well with "Welcome to the social" and sharing information by "squirting" it at each other.
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  Posted 21 November 2012 - 06:12 AM

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Listening to guys like this is no different than listening to your dentist when he gives you a hot stock tip.


I had a car dealer once lecture me on how foolhardy it was of Apple to think they could get away with doing things differently than Microsoft and how it ended up with them so weak that Microsoft had bought them.
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  Posted 21 November 2012 - 06:18 AM

I was seriously considering getting a Surface RT just because it was something different to play around with and maybe try to do some interesting things with as a developer. That despite having read the user interface guidelines for Metro while it was still called that and coming away with the notion they they had lost their way inasmuch as they had ever had one. Hey: I still have my BeBox and never regretted it. There's always something to learn.

But the more I see of it, the more I think it'd be an exercise in masochism.

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  Posted 22 November 2012 - 03:00 AM

"In such circumstances, companies typically end up competing on price."

Yes. Companies that aren't Apple (i.e. "typical" companies). Apple doesn't compete on price, they just sell their stuff for less than the competition can sell theirs at (at comparable quality). Tiny difference.
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