Anyone mad about Bill Gates statement?

July 4, 2012 at 01:23:28
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As for Bill Gates' vision of the future, he openly admitted that Windows 8 tablets will replace the traditional PCs
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Bi...

It's sad to see guys like Bill Gates favor tablets, this is reason why they ruin Win 8. I hope Win 8 desktop & laptop fail miserably.

After all, All-In-One PCs seem to do well in the general consumer market. They're not as thin as tablets, but they're more compact than the traditional desktop and typically sport touchscreens.

It is time for normal computer users to start to know the hardware inside the computers(simple specs). Most of AIO system i have seen are made from cheap laptop & netbook components.

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#1
July 4, 2012 at 04:59:16
While I don't hope that any venture fails, I fear that given what I've seen from the response to Win8, it's quite possible it may be another ME/Vista boondoggle. A "tablet/smartphone" interface isn't something that would work too well on a real laptop or desktop. And contrary to what Gates or anyone would want you to believe, the desktop will still rule for several more years since industries aren't ready for tablets or phones to do all the real crunch-work. If they want it to have some hope of success, they'll put an option for a "classic" desktop theme similar to what is available now. But that seems unlikely, since they ditched the familiar theme of Office when moving from 2003 to 2007...

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#2
July 4, 2012 at 07:13:00
the desktop will still rule for several more years since industries aren't ready for tablets or phones to do all the real crunch-work.

I have to agree. In fact, I can't see tablets and phones ever taking over from actual computers. They lack processing power. Certainly you'll never replace a highend server with a tablet.........LOL.

They don't have the capacity to compete. Sure, if all you do is email and surf a bit, then a tablet or smartphone would be good enough for you. But I dare you to load say, Diablo 3 on a tablet and play it. Us gamers will always have real computers setup in our homes........

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#3
July 4, 2012 at 08:08:26
I would prefer any laptop or desktop over a tablet, the ipad is basically an massive version of the itouch with 3g.

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#4
July 4, 2012 at 08:58:05
I don't like laptops. To me they are just slower and in general a pain to take care of. That being said I do get their portable usefulness. I can see a large area in the real world where they are used for more than social media. I can’t see this from a tablet as much as I try.

Ok all of that was from a use standpoint how about a maintenance and repair standpoint? A neighbor stopped by yesterday and asked me to look at his tablet. It’s a Samsung, I think rather expensive. Without looking I told him to take it back to where he got it. He says about 2 out of every 15 times he touches the screen everything goes nuts. Maybe it’s my severe lack of training and experience but I have no idea where to start but the warranty which I bet will replace rather than repair.

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#5
July 4, 2012 at 09:32:38
@likelystory
The only thing i can't stand about laptops is the touchpad, i get tired quickly when using my desktop.
Newer laptops are easy to repair, u don't need to take apart the whole thing. The only problem i have when fixing a desktop is i cut my right hand several times.

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#6
July 4, 2012 at 09:36:31
Kuwese, how do you cut your right hand?

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#7
July 4, 2012 at 09:45:36
The last Friday i was replacing my friend board and i cut myself(small cuts) i guess this is because we use crap cases.

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#8
July 4, 2012 at 11:32:46
"That being said I do get their portable usefulness. I can see a large area in the real world where they are used for more than social media."

Admittedly, I did find myself putting my Droid phone through it's paces up until a few weeks ago. We didn't have any internet connection in the area where I work (Surface-mount), so in order to download datasheets (.pdf files), the only thing we had was the smartphone. While it saved our tails on defining component shapes, I'm certainly glad we finally got a real PC up and running in my area; even a dinky 15" monitor beats a 3" LCD screen hands-down...

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#9
July 4, 2012 at 14:13:04
Well, Steve Jobs said something similar, and no one cared. Is it just because Windows owns 90% of the PC market? It's not like tablets haven't been their dream for a while, they're just far more aggressive about it now.

It sounds like Windows 8 will live and die by the MS Surface. (Not to be confused with MS Surface.)

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#10
July 4, 2012 at 17:55:58
Can't say I'm mad about Gates's statement, but I don't agree with him that tablets will replace traditional PCs. If the tablet replaces anything, it will be the ultraportable--netbooks and ultrabooks. They may even replace larger notebooks for certain hipsters users. For most people however, the tablet will remain a toy.

I personally don't care what the Big Three have to say about tablets, because it just doesn't affect me. I think tablets are a waste of money, so I won't buy one. I enjoy using old-fashioned, mouse-driven GUIs on power guzzling Traditional PCs, so I'll continue to run Win7 on my overclocked desktops and 17" laptop.

"It's sad to see guys like Bill Gates favor tablets, this is reason why they ruin Win 8."

Win8 is a bit of a disappointment, but it's really just Windows 7 with a different shell. They didn't ruin the underlying OS--they just added a layer. If you want Windows 8 without the Metro nonsense, use Win7. And if Microsoft doesn't smarten up in time for Windows 9, switch to Linux.

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#11
August 4, 2012 at 10:50:15
I absolutely agree with you jackbomb, except on the "the tablet will remain a toy" point. I think the tablet will continue to do well, I sold my laptop and got an android tablet and use it frequently for things that are actually useful. I keep important documents that I need to refer to on it, do my banking on it, keep notes, use the calendar frequently which saves my skin frequently and I can do the super important things on it too like angry birds.. Seriously though, I find it incredibly useful and think that they will probably take on a more serious role as time moves on. I work in retail and I see reps walking through referring to layouts sent to them on their tablet and then taking a photo of the completed work with it to send back to the office. Much more suitable for people who go from place to place for work than a laptop.

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#12
October 16, 2012 at 07:53:24
I thought windows 8 looked terrible on phones and tablets and i only thought it was going to be used for phones and tablets but then i found out that they are also using it on desktops. it looks totaly rubbish and i would definitly get windows 7 over 8 any day. i can uderstand that they used it for tablets and phones because they ar etouch screen and the buttons are bigger which makes sense but for a laptop or a desktop it just looks like a dumbed down version of windows 7 and that you can't find whats on the screen already. microsoft are going to drive themselves into the ground which is unfortunate as i can't stand Apple products as they are extremely overpriced but i have to admit they are nice but an imac costs about 1000 pounds and with that you can buy a much better windows pc.

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#13
October 16, 2012 at 10:31:31
Upon rereading this thread I'm reminded of a previous statement Bill Gates made some years back.

"You'll never need more than 64 K of memory"

He was so right then, I'm absolutely 100% sure he's correct now with this latest sweeping statement.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

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#14
October 16, 2012 at 12:44:47
Curt R: I'm reminded of a previous statement Bill Gates made
Fun activity: Try locating the original source of the quote.

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#15
October 16, 2012 at 21:25:14
Wow wouldn't be great if there were a free OS that remand a desktop user friendly system, for years to come........Hold on there is Linux :)
Thanks Bill, Windows users will now be forced to try Linux because of you.

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