Microsoft turning toward the evil, Apple-ish ways?
I've always been all for Microsoft's way of handling themselves. Always trying to be innovative, and always piloting their sales through product improvement. Take Vista vs. 7 for example. Vista comes out and at a glance seems beautiful. A more "with-it" version of XP. Dig a little bit deeper and you find that it's buggy and problematic. Many (myself included) switched back to XP. Then BEHOLD, the immaculate Windows 7 is unveiled! One thing led to another and 7 still stands alone as the superior desktop OS.
Skip to the present. W7 sales are declining, the iPad is a raving phenom in the tech world, and Microsoft is still yet to present any competition, until today! The Surface + W8 is revealed! What a wonderful day for all who haven't given into Apple's marketing/sold their soul. Apple reminds me allot of the pretty, but ditsy girl that you dumped in high school. All the guys were jealous; they all had to have her!
"HEY!! All the cool kids love me, why don't you?" says pretty girl Apple.
"Because, though you're quite good looking, Apple, I know how you've treated me before. You're slow, pushy, and never meet my expectations."
But hey, at least she's pretty. That's all most guys want in a girl. As for me, I like a girl that has some character to her. Someone with soul, who isn't afraid to try everything, and will scarcely let me down.
Microsoft does it again with W8! The fight is over! Apple is on the mat and Samsung is counting to ten! The
That's what every Microsoft product (especially Windows) feels like to me. They always recognize their flaws and attempt to improve on them. Now they're trying to improve on being more user-friendly (a bigger priority with all the constant access to technology everybody and their 2nd cousin has), and from the outside looking in it DOES seem like they've done it.
But peel away just a few layers of this Windows onion and you find sub-par reviews, RT's limitations compared to W8, and a marketing blitz. Hmmm. Loads of marketing and a limited product... Is it possible that Microsoft is trying to beat Apple with their own playbook? Or is it just them catching up to the times where, as long as it's pretty, it sells?