- 06-19-2012, 02:39 AM #1
So the detractors' stance is that metro UI apps are lacking and that it could head the route of the HP Touchpad/Playbook.
- Either tablet is basically giving you the capability of a full fledge laptop, not just a bigger version of the Phone OS.
- The apps that are lacking, the major ones have web compatible ones. Words With Friends can be played on facebook, Hulu can be viewed on the website, etc. You can't do that with the Touchpad and the Playbook.
I can understand if it doesn't appeal to you, but coming up with these nonsensical excuses shows that for some reason you're worried.
- 06-19-2012, 02:45 AM #3
- 06-19-2012, 03:19 AM #4
Don't bother. Once anything gets big, the carelessly ignorant flood the community. Classic case: PS Vita forums. It was a perfect community of enthusiasts, up until about 2 months after launch, when the usual riff raff started leaking in. It wasn't long before the "purchase justifiers," pirates in "emulator backup" clothing, and spoiled brats expected of any small electronic device community took over the place.
Just learn to ignore judiciously. If you don't like something, close it and move on.
- 10-18-2012, 07:42 AM #9
I saw this coming a mile away. Every device that has potential to make some noise in the market will get its share of detractors. I made a thread on another site just posting the preorder site, and it was subsequently torn apart by many there - it was done politely for the most part, but it was basically written off in short order.
No matter how vendor neutral a site may be, partisan opinions always seem to take over. Nature of the beast and all that...
- 10-18-2012, 11:15 AM #10
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10-18-2012, 07:46 PM #16
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I see several BSODs a day, so they are not as rare as you think lol. I saw one today actually. You just have to work around XP and you'll see them quite often and in business XP is still quite the standard.
Where I work (in IT) all the PC based soft phones only work on XP, so all desktops for the most part are XP. Sucks. Working on an upgrade but whole business phone systems are not cheap.... No one ever wants to spend money on IT lol. :@
- 10-18-2012, 08:36 PM #17
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The Swiss government collects data on IT reliability from most of the medium to large sized companies here (some of which also still use XP). From what you've described your company would definitely top that chart, not. :(
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- 12-13-2012, 02:24 PM #19
Not too surprising. Fanboys live to hate any challenger that enters the ring and lots of people just love to hate Microsoft on principle. I used to be one of those people actually and Windows XP was one of the prime reasons. That said Windows 7 and Windows Phone really turned all that around for me. I saw for the first time in my life that Microsoft was actually capable of making well designed, beautiful software that is reliable and conscious of the quality of the end user experience. These days I use several platforms, Mac OS X, Windows Phone, Windows 7 and Android, and I like different things about each of them. iOS has never really done anything for me though.