1. sleeve22's Avatar
    I kind of like the idea of a simple name for an OS like Spartan. Any thoughts?
    03-03-2015 10:14 AM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    Because its now referring to the browser not an OS?
    It throws a wrench into the entire "one Windows" idea too.
    jmshub and a5cent like this.
    03-03-2015 10:17 AM
  3. runamuck83's Avatar
    Hmm interesting idea. Not sure whether it's right or wrong.

    The Windows name does bring brand recognition - but is that a good or bad association? I guess it depends on the person.

    Perhaps a cool name like "Spartan" could allow it to distance itself from the "old IT guys office" name of Windows and be more appealing to the younger audience? Dunno
    sleeve22 likes this.
    03-03-2015 10:19 AM
  4. runamuck83's Avatar
    Because its now referring to the browser not an OS?
    It throws a wrench into the entire "one Windows" idea too.
    Good point
    xandros9 likes this.
    03-03-2015 10:28 AM
  5. sleeve22's Avatar
    Because its now referring to the browser not an OS?
    It throws a wrench into the entire "one Windows" idea too.
    What about Google Chrome? Seems to work as a browser and an OS.
    03-03-2015 10:36 AM
  6. sleeve22's Avatar
    Being a college professor in a business school in a major metropolitan area who has run marketing research studies using students here and abroad as guinea pigs, I can confirm that there is a huge brand issue with Windows and Windows Phone with current generation college aged students.
    a5cent and xandros9 like this.
    03-03-2015 10:57 AM
  7. jmshub's Avatar
    There have been times where Windows has had a negative connotation. I think Microsoft has a chance to turn that around with Windows 10. As Xandros has said, Microsoft is banking on One Windows. I think they have a chance, there is plenty of positive feedback with Windows 10 Previews, and HoloLens is bringing a cool to the product that Microsoft has always lacked.

    If there is a stigma about "Windows" from a younger, tech-savvy audience, they are smart enough to know that Windows is Microsoft. Dropping "Windows" won't solve the issue. Making Windows genuinely cool will.
    a5cent likes this.
    03-03-2015 11:34 AM
  8. sleeve22's Avatar
    I sure hope it is possible to make Windows genuinely cool.
    03-03-2015 12:18 PM

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