Intel chief executive says Microsoft is releasing Windows 8 before it’s fully ready
posted by Victor H. / Sep 26, 2012, 8:13 AM
Paul Otellini, head of Intel, mentioned that Windows 8 still needs to be polished. The obvious question you’d ask yourself is then why would Microsoft rush the platform to the market? The likely reason is because Holiday season is around the corner, and the Redmond software giant can’t afford to miss yet another cycle in tablets as Apple continues its seemingly unstoppable growth.
It’s not that hard to believe Otellini speaks the truth - we’ve heard other analysts chip in with similar opinions, but you don’t even have to go that far. Just looking at the way new Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 devices are announced, with the press getting no or very limited access to devices, it’s clear that Microsoft is not yet ready.
At the core level, Windows 8 is - of course - ready. Criticism mostly shoots at bugs and the little time developers have had to adjust their apps. Many have even gone on to say there are chances the future Windows 8 launch with follow the Vista fiasco.
We wouldn’t go that far in the predictions, but there is definitely a feeling that Windows 8 with all its neat effects will be served a bit raw to the public. What do you think, would you be fine eating that dish that Microsoft wants to serve you?
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since when did MS released a finished product
posted on Sep 26, 2012, 8:35 AM 12
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This is true for any OS really though. They make a design and can't really predict everything about it until it gets pushed out. Even Apple with its Mac stuff is like this. I don't ever upgrade my Mac until they update the software. That being said, I put Windows 7 on my desktop before launch (the perks of going to a big university) and it had very few problems. I fear it almost spoiled us.
posted on Sep 26, 2012, 8:54 AM 4
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Sure, let's bash ms. I bet thats great for business.
posted on Sep 26, 2012, 8:39 AM 2
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This is still a relatively young mobile platform, Android lacked polish until ICS and IOS normally sucks until the second or third post release update. I am prepared to cut Microsoft some slack as the jump from7 to 8 is exponentially better.
posted on Sep 26, 2012, 12:19 PM 1
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MS had developed the concept of crowd-sourcing bug catching to an art-form. I am glad to see the skill hasn't been diminished with the passage of time. Vista was kind of the high-water mark for crowd-sourcing of bugs; maybe Win8 will eclipse Vista?
posted on Sep 26, 2012, 8:45 AM 1
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most of the complaints surrounding Windows 8 aren't to do with bugs, mostly to do with the interface changes and start screen.
posted on Sep 26, 2012, 8:54 AM 2
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While I don't disagree that W8 may not be ready, it could be that Microsoft is trying to do what apple does, keep stuff secret until the announcement, especially with all the free previews and betas it's offered this time around.
posted on Sep 26, 2012, 11:20 AM 1
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I think if it's not ready then Microsoft should not rush Windows 8. Instead they should focus on Widows RT and WP8, and should release windows 8, only when it's fully ripe to be released. If they want to get share tablet marker soon then for time being windows RT could serve them best, and rushing windows 8, could become disaster just like vista.....
posted on Sep 26, 2012, 1:19 PM 0
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I bought a PC recently. I got an offer to upgrade to Windows 8 for 14.99. Microsoft has until January (When the offer ends) to wow me with 8 and make dealing with the interface changes and metro start menu worthwhile. If they dont, this box will stick with Windows 7 until its dying breath, or until Linux magically gets a big chunk of market. Which I doubt will happen unless W8 is a disaster and Microsoft fails to fix it for 9.
posted on Sep 26, 2012, 2:49 PM 0
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The Metro UI of Win 8 is actually pretty nice. The two major problems though are... 1: The Metro UI home screen is pretty awesome once you get used to it, but as nice as it is, as soon as you go to the desktop, a window, the control panel or settings, a program, or pretty much do anything at all you get thrown back to the existing Windows interface. There just isn't any flow. You have this awesome launcher and the regular Windows system and you just swap between them without any harmony. 2: When this is released to the public the #1 Google search is going to be "where is the start menu". It's going to happen. You just wait and see... I'm laughing already :)
posted on Sep 26, 2012, 6:23 PM 0
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Hey guys, Intel already said that these rumors are unsubstantiated, so never mind this article. http://microsoft-news.com/intel-calls-claims-that-windows-8-is-buggy-and-unfinished-unsubstantiated/
posted on Sep 26, 2012, 8:46 PM 0
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I think even if it is not completely ready, it will still be a damned fine full OS they will certainly please the masses. I will be getting a windows hybrid laptop/tablet in the future (probably this year) because I know it will be worth it.
posted on Sep 26, 2012, 10:29 PM 0
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