The Microsoft Future

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  1. harry20larry macrumors 6502a

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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8046659.stm

    What do you think?
    Personally I think as soon as M$ leave Windows for dead the better, all the other stuff the company produces like its mouses and keyboards, photosynth, live services are very good, and most of the time free. Do you ever think Apple will change their target market like this video shows?
     
  2. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    And how is that in any way, shape, or form logical? Windows is a great OS and runs on 90% of home user computers. There is absolutely no way they would drop something like that.
     
  3. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    Looks expensive. So you need ceiling mounted projectors? Guess it could be useful in the kitchen - but there seem to be cheaper more practical ways. Seems they've moved away from Surface 1.0 to a projected version at least. Who'd want Microsoft to have that much presence in their house?
     
  4. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    The only issue I have with the house they showed was the use of projectors. All that does is make another bright light source for every single room. Not okay. I'd only want backlightless screens (or ones that you could read without a backlight easily, with the option to turn the light on)
     
  5. iNash macrumors 6502

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    Well we all know Apple will bring out a much better version a year ahead of Microsoft ;) :D

    In all seriousness, that would be a dream house to live in, although it's an opportunity for even LESS human interaction... :p
     
  6. harry20larry thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry, I didn't say that right.
    ATM, the main windows out there is xp. No matter what M$ ever do, large co-operations will not switch from xp because it is stable, quick (on new computers) and compatible with everything they already have. Predominently the main group of people who have / will be getting vista and windows 7 are those who get it preistalled on their computer. This is not a good sign for microsoft because their biggest user market which is large co-operations don't have any reason to upgrade their systems.
    If I was in M$ shoes now I would round off the 3 operating systems they have now with secure updates and discontinue supporting them. Start afresh, build bonds with key companies like dell and sony (insert your favourite PC manufacturer here) and tell them to make two ranges of computers, one for business, and one for home.
    Release two new operating systems, one for the home laptops which would run into direct competition with apple, and due to selecting few PC manufacturers to work with they will be able to keep the OS and hardware running at bay like apple do. For the work release a stripped down version of XP (I know this is hard to picture). What large co-operations do is disable anything that comes with windows and use their own stuff, as they believe it does the job better. Allow this version to be fully customisable from the ground up allowing IT guys total control.
    Sorry that was a lot longer than I though it would be, by my main point M$ are fighting a battle that they will never win
     
  7. coupdetat macrumors 6502

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    Maybe you should get a real job instead of telling Microsoft how to do theirs? Or are you an industry expert of some sort who has concrete facts to back up your conjecture?

    co-operation != corporation, btw.
     
  8. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    I can only imagine the amount of antitrust lawsuits Microsoft would have to deal with and since they are already a convicted monopolist the federal government would tear the company apart. Taking your suggestion would be a quick end to Microsoft.
     
  9. Pika macrumors 68000

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    I hate complexity. Minimalism appeals to me, because it makes me focus on what I truly love and need.

    Most of those stuffs are useless... pointless... and expensive as hell for my way of living.

    Minimalism Means Less Clutter

    I have lots of clutter in my house, and I hate it. I would love to actually have a place for everything, but in order to do that, I need to get rid of a lot of stuff. I don’t have a garage, and my outside storage shed is very small. So everything I store would need to fit in one of my five closets. I have to admit, I like the thought of only owning as much stuff as I can fit comfortably in my house.

    Minimalism Means Less Waste

    If I bring less stuff home, I don’t have as much opportunity to waste. I really try hard not to waste anyway, but sometimes that’s hard in a cluttered home. If the refrigerator or freezer gets cluttered, I forget what I have, and sometimes the yogurt hiding behind the milk goes bad.

    The same goes for clothes. If I own the minimal amount of clothing I need to get by, I’m not likely to forget about an outfit hanging at the back of the closet. I can’t count how many times that happened when my daughter was a baby. She had so many baby clothes, that I’d forget exactly what she had. Then I’d pull out an outfit, only to find that she had outgrown it already.

    Minimalism Means Learning to be Content

    I really believe that having an overabundance of stuff breeds discontentment. It seems that the more things a person has, the more they need. I know that’s true in my life. When I have the ability to buy more, I find that I start buying to fill some sort of unmet need in my life. By cutting down the amount of stuff I allow myself to buy, I force myself to deal with my discontentment. I need to learn to be content with what I have and find satisfaction in my relationship with my family life, and with who I am as a person.

    Minimalism Means Really Loving What I Have

    By forcing myself to cut down on the amount of stuff I own, I cut out the stuff that I’m ambivalent about. By embracing minimalism, I cut out everything but what I really love.

    I remember reading Little House in the Big Woods as a child, and I remember reading about Laura and her doll, Charlotte. Laura LOVED Charlotte. I think she loved her so much because Charlotte was her only doll. Charlotte was precious. Charlotte was special. How many things do I own that I consider to be truly special? My photographs are special. Everything else? Not so much.

    Though I doubt I have it in me to become truly minimalist, I am setting a goal for getting rid of stuff. Cutting my things to what I really use and love lends itself to my quest to live a more frugal life. So by the end of the year, I will go through every room in my house and get rid of what I don’t use or love. And to be really frugal, I’ll sell what I can and put it toward my debt.
     
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