Skip to comments.5 Hot Microsoft Rumors (Microsoft's strategy for Windows 8 coming this fall)
Posted on 08/22/2012 2:50:03 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
MINYANVILLE ORIGINAL As the fourth quarter looms on the horizon, so do this year’s major technology releases. Microsoft (MSFT) has plenty of new products in the pipeline that may give the company a much needed edge in its attempt to wrestle the title of top tech manufacturer from Apple (AAPL). Here are the five best rumors detailing their strategies:
1. Window’s 8 phone price and specs.
The next line of Windows phones are expected to be released in the fourth quarter of this year to compete with Apple’s iPhone 5. This week, information was leaked from Samsung (SSNLF) in regards to the estimated price difference of the two different models, the Samsung I8370 and the I8570, and their specs.
|Samsung 18370||Samsung I8570|
| - A 4.0-inch Super AMOLED WVGA screen
- A dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait processor
- A 5 MP rear and a 1.9MP front camera.
- 8 GB internal storage expandable via a microSD slot
| - 4.8-inch Super AMOLED HD screen
- 1.5 GHz dual-core Krait
- 8MP rear and 1.9MP front camera
- 16 or 32 GB internal storage expandable via a microSD slot
Forgive me if I remain UNIMPRESSED by Windows 8.
Forgive me if I remain UNIMPRESSED by Windows 8.
Heck I thought 95/98 was just fine. It took a long time to switch to XP but when I did I liked how simple it was to find things. I had a few Vista machines and still do, its ok after SP1 but got 7 and really like it. I have played with 8 and so far I t hink I like it too. 8 will be best on a tablet. On a desktop 8 is little different from 7 if that is what you want, and it is what I want. What I really want is to get rid of the Ipad. I like much of what the Ipad is but I hate it being a closed platform. It is so difficult to keep my PC and Ipad synced so that it is useful. With 8 on two machines, the desktop and tablet it will be almost like have my desktop with me all the time.
I appreciate that sentiment, but...the desktop you have on both of them will be Windows 8. I work in IT, and all of the IT people I speak to (to this point) are scratching their heads. They (and I) cannot see how this will make inroads into the enterprise world.
But, it remains to be seen. Sometimes things that look completely unusable can work out after one gets accustomed to the interface.
Do not want!
Have you tried it? I have the final version from Microsoft and it is really amazing. Gorgeous to look at. Slick to use. Fast. Stable. Truly innovative, where Apple just makes changes designed to help them sell more phones. Windows 8 is going to be a huge hit.
Please tell me I can use a different interface with 8, the one they show looks terrible and I hope it is only the interface with Windows phones.
Otherwise, I like 7, it does everything I need.
Nope. I’m happy with XP Professional and Windows 7 Ultimate.
Looks aren’t everything. I use the desktop most of the time with 8 but will use the metro when I need to dig and stuff. It’s real beauty is definitely for tablets..I am just chomping at the bit to get the Surface RT.
As do I, but I have a serious problem. After about 7(?) years with Windows XP I switched to Win 7 64-bit on a new laptop and Win 7 32-bit on an older desktop.
I should explain that I always have used a separate physical drive for ALL data, and reserve the original drive for program software only. This enabled me to replace XP with 7 without disturbing a single byte of all my previously saved (and backed up) data. Sometimes foresight actually works, in spite of Microsoft.
But I can't understand or fathom the Win 7 file management system. No lo comprendo. I Have no clue if I can find a file after I save it, or if I have multiple identical files.
Does anyone know of an article or tutorial (understandable to normal humans) that explains the logic and intricacies of this improved filing system?
Windows 7 for Dummies is useless. It starts with subjects no one has problems with and does not address the options to configure it so it at least looks familiar to Win XP veterans.
That’s odd, I never noticed the difference in the files system from XP to Vista to 7.
I think what you need to do is go to the folder icon in the control panel and set the options you want. I always turn on the full file path and check to show hidden files.
Hide empty drives in the computer folder.
Hide extension for known file types.
Hide protected operating system files
Once you are done, click on the button on type that says, “Apply to folder” to apply these settings to all folders.
This might help you.
I neglected to address this little wrinkle.
We must be using different versions of Win 7, I supect.
My son, who is a project manager at Cisco Systems in Silicon valley, tried to explain the concept as an internal collections of links.
When my brain started smoking, we both gave up.
I’m sorry the main win8 screen looks totally gay.
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