Microsoft CES Show... Off to a rough start!

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  1. JonHimself macrumors 68000

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    Anyone following along to see what they announce (ie that Courier tablet thing)?

    Anyways, got the following pics from the Engadget live blog of the power failing right at the start... obviously not a blue screen of death, but what terrible luck for the start!
     

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    And Steve gets pissed when his water bottle is in the wrong place.
     
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    That's why Apple's demos run much smoother. When people know what the consequences are of even minor mishaps, they work damn hard to make sure the major ones don't happen.
     
  5. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Maybe a certain monkey boy was practicing his dance moves when he knock out the power cable...
     
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    That and they have back-up plans and things are rehearsed, etc... I'm not sure if Steve gets pissed when his water is out of place (if that would ever happen), but my point about Apple the perfectionist remains.
     
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    You can prepare all you want, but nothing is going to prevent a power outage. I can't fault Microsoft for this at all.
     
  8. Slucko macrumors member

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    Though someone did mess up as it sounds like there was an unbalance of the power load on their part.
     
  9. cumanzor macrumors 6502

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    True but...

    Shhh, some people in here are trying to have fun.
     
  10. JonHimself thread starter macrumors 68000

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    No me neither, if I was a Microsoft fan I would feel bad for them because it's an unfortunate start.
     
  11. Slucko macrumors member

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    I still feel bad, but the way I see it something was overlooked dealing with their power load or a surge happened
     
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    I feel bad for them too, but there are UPSs out there that could prevent that, unless of course they fail.
    Hmm.

    It seems Microsoft has a lot of luck in that department though.


    PS: How can I access gizmodo.com from another country? I get referred to gizomodo.de and don't find any to link to the international version.
     
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    Complete yawn fest over at the Microsoft Keynote..
     
  15. Slucko macrumors member

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    Agreed, We are long overdue a "True" Stevenote, I can't wait till January 27th or 26th.
     
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    Two words come to mind. Bad Karma! :D
     
  17. Slucko macrumors member

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    The true question is what for what Microsoft did to apple, that they are paying for now lol
     
  18. techfreak85 macrumors 68040

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    Knowing Steve, heads would roll if there was a power outage.
    And also knowing Apple's R&D depot, they probably have some sort of arch reactor for a backup.
     
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    I don't fault Microsoft for the power failure, but the entire presentation was shoddy.

    He had problems operating the tablet. His phone's screen was also severely smudged. There were multiple problems with the touch screen media center PC.

    Not to mention that nothing new was displayed other than a tablet that was just a Windows 7 PC.

    It was a disaster for Microsoft. I'm interested to see how Microsoft's stock goes tomorrow.
     
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    I didn't even watch after hearing the tablet was just a HP with win 7. How boring.
     
  21. thefnshow macrumors regular

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    you're right, a tablet running the iphone's os is a way better option :rolleyes:
     
  22. kjanice2009 macrumors member

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    Year, i agree that Microsoft gives a unsatified presnetation to people, it is really a bad luck start.
     
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    It seems it is, as one (iPhone OS) is made for touch input, the other (Windows 7) is made for keyboard and mouse input.
    I also know that Windows 7 is capable of touch input, but its UI was not designed for that as opposed to iPhone OS.
     
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    A power outage? How energy inefficient are these devices?
     

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