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as a consumer - who cares about the OS. You care what the thing does, how well, for how much, etc.

From: user 4.
Sent on: Wednesday, July 30, 2008 3:30 PM
To take an abstract from a person I once worked for. Long ago people 
cared about what the motor was in their washing machine. When people 
moved from hand labored "wishy washy" to a machine the motor counted and 
was marketed as a highlight. Now who cares. Same is happening with 
processors and OS. In fact, most people don't know or care what OS is on 
their phone or even know there is one! Just food for thought. He also 
had another great analogy which I liked. If all in one devices are so 
great then why aren't we all using Swiss Army Knives eating.  Em. It all 
boils down to the right thing for the right job with lots in between. Oh 
wait! Cloud computing!!! em again! is that "cloud" the end all beat all. 
Nope. It will never do everything - at least during my lifetime.

BTW - there are a ton of people that don't even know there is a motor in 
a washing machine. Try asking. You'll be surprised.


Truman Boyes wrote:
> Since '92 eh? I am guessing some flavor of BSD. In my personal opinion 
> the OS is not as important as it was even 5 years ago with the 
> plethora of virtualization technologies available for x86 machines. 
> Now you can easily fire up the most appropriate OS for the application 
> within a few seconds.
>
> I regularly launch Vista / XP / OpenBSD / Linux inside my MacBookPro 
> when a particular application is needed to complete a task that I need 
> done. OS wars are best left for slashdot'ers ;)
>
> Truman
>
>
>
> On 30/07/2008, at 1:13 PM, Kevin wrote:
>
>> I've grown quite weary of fighting to stay on the bleeding edge of OS
>> technology.  What OS to choose?  Which version to use?  That's why
>> I've been using the same operating system since 1992.
>>
>> Also, on the subject of effective marketing, the following video will
>> demonstrate the best choice for getting users excited about the next
>> iteration of Windows.
>>
>> http://www.youtub...­
>>
>> -Kevin
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 10:55 AM, Michael Mellinger
>> <[address removed]> wrote:
>>> They are trying a marketing strategy.  Marketing is an art.  9 out of
>>> 10 doctors smoke ...  People bought that crap.
>>>
>>> I'm not sure why Microsoft is even wasting their money.  Businesses
>>> are going to wait for Windows 7 and most new computers ship with
>>> Vista.  This simply leaves the legacy XP machines, which will be
>>> replaced in a few years with Vista or Windows 7 anyway.
>>>
>>> Their efforts are best spent on getting Windows 7 out the door in
>>> January 2010 and trying to create some buzz around it.
>>>
>>> -Mike
>>> http://thespanish...­
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 10:40 AM, Asif Youssuff <[address removed]> 
>>> wrote:
>>>> http://wilshipley...­ 
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>­ I hate bad science. Hate it. Hate. So let's look at not one, not 
>>>>>­ two, but
>>>>>­ FOUR, yes FOUR (ah-ah-ah!) key flaws in this experiment, any 
>>>>>­ single one of
>>>>>­ which would render its results meaningless:
>>>>
>>>> -Asif
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