Updated:05:33 PM EST Dec 17


this is ggmania.com subsite

NEWS
rss feed 
 
top 100
archive
submit news

FREE eBooks

REVIEWS
 
SOFTWARE
CD/DVD tools
Free Antivir
Security
Drivers
Utilities
 
FORUMS
comments
hardware
software
off-topic
 
LINKS
 
SPONSORS:

Forex Brokers Reviewed



Booty Bingo

New Look Bingo

Mummies Bingo

M Jackpots

(C) 2006-2017 TechAmok
All Rights Reserved.


CONTACT
 
Microsoft\'s 13 Worst Missteps Of All Time - TechAmok

Microsoft's 13 Worst Missteps Of All Time - [briefly]
02:11 AM EST - Jan,15 2013 - post a comment

Microsoft's 13 worst missteps of all time? Here's an excerpt:
Microsoft misstep No. 5: Windows 8
Windows 8 is turning out to be a misstep of unprecedented proportions. The fundamental problem, as many of us at InfoWorld have described repeatedly, is the Jekyll-and-Hyde nature of the Frankenstein interface. Clearly, with Windows sales heading deeply down and the entire PC hardware industry going with it, Microsoft had to do something. Relegating the old-fashioned Windows desktop to a tile on a new mobile phone app hasn't done the trick.

Or maybe we're all wrong and Windows 8 will breathe new life into the PC industry. In another six months, we should know for sure.

Microsoft misstep No. 4: Windows 8 branding
There's nothing inherently wrong with Windows 8 -- it's a noble (if flawed) attempt at bringing Windows into a more mobile future. There's plenty inherently wrong with Microsoft branding. When you bring the two together, the combination's absolutely lethal.

Please. I spent a whole day trying to come up with a worse name than "Windows RT." I couldn't do it. Microsoft could call the Metro-side-of-Windows-8-plus-Office-2013-RT just about anything, and it would be better than Windows RT.

So many people right now are so confused about the differences between Windows RT and Windows 8 that we won't hear the end of it for another decade -- or longer. Customers who buy a Windows RT tablet, thinking they were getting Windows, will be sorely upset. I bet the return rate for Windows RT tablets at the retail level goes well into double digits, simply because of the naming confusion.

Then there's Metro: immersive, Modern UI, Windows Store. I don't even know what to call it any more. I can imagine telling my Aunt Mildred that she needs to get a Modern UI Calculator from the Windows Store. I mean, Microsoft itself stopped using the term "UI" nearly a decade ago: It's always UX. You can call Metro apps "Windows Store apps," but not all apps in the Windows Store run on the Metro side (for example, Office 2013 is in the Windows Store). And not all Metro apps originate in the Windows Store -- the Metro Xbox Music app, for example, isn't really a Windows Store Xbox Music app because you don't download or install it from the Windows Store.

There's another Win8 branding inanity as predictable as tomorrow's sunrise. The next version of Windows will probably be called Windows 9 -- cool. Here's what I want to know: What will the next version of Windows RT be called? Windows 9 RT? Windows RT 2.0? Windows SU?


Add your comment (free registrationrequired)

Short overview of recent news articles

Dec,17 2017 The Differences Between A $5,000 Watch And An $85,000 Watch
Dec,17 2017 This Guitar Orchestra Of 'The Imperial March'
Dec,17 2017 YouTube VR is now available to Steam VR users
Dec,16 2017 New Chrome update lets you easily mute autoplay videos
Dec,16 2017 Engineers Unveil First-Ever Design of Complete Quantum Computer Chip
Dec,16 2017 DAY 13: Hailey Baldwin by Phil Poynter #LOVEADVENT2017
Dec,16 2017 DAY 12: Barbara Palvin by Phil Poynter #LOVEADVENT2017
Dec,16 2017 RAM Matters: How Much Do You Need for Gaming?
Dec,15 2017 Lotes TR4 Socket on the ASUS ROG Strix X399-E Gaming Motherboard
Dec,14 2017 DAY 10: Taylor Hill by Phil Poynter #LOVEADVENT2017
Dec,14 2017 DAY 9: Doutzen Kroes by Phil Poynter #LOVEADVENT2017
Dec,14 2017 Fiat Punto Makes History with First-Ever Zero-Star Crash-Test Rating
Dec,14 2017 Microsoft Quietly Adds Native OpenSSH Client to Windows 10
Dec,14 2017 The Punisher Renewed for Season 2
Dec,13 2017 BlackBerry KEYone $100 Off from Amazon
Dec,13 2017 Apple Awards Face ID Laser Company Finisar with $390 Million
Dec,13 2017 iOS 11.2.1 and tvOS 11.2.1 are out, fixing a HomeKit vulnerability
Dec,12 2017 Bits Be Trippin' Mining on NVIDIA TITAN V
>> News Archive <<

TechAmok - Privacy Policy        loading time:0.03secs