Samsung’s memory business president says Windows 8 is similar to Vista

Jun Dong-soo

The PC industry is going down for sure. Most consumers who want a computer for their home as an essential means of communication or entertainment are switching to tablets these days, this is because of the fact that the tablets are much more portable than computers, and they are as much powerful as computers, if not more. You can pretty much do everything you do on a computer, on a tablet. But this is not true for developers and media producers. For us, the lack of a proper keyboard and mouse is a big drawback and also, tablets will not be able to handle all the development kits that we need.

Anyway, tablet are just one of the reasons for the slow fading away of the PC industry, according to President of Samsung‘s memory business division, Jun Dong-soo. Another reason for this is Microsoft’s Windows operating system. Yes, Jun Dong-soo said this at a press conference at the COEX InterContinental Hotel in Seoul earlier today. He said that the latest operating system from Microsoft, which is the Windows 8 operating system, is no better than the earlier Windows Vista.

In November of 2012, Avast conducted an online survey about the new operating system and found that a mere 9 per cent of the people in the United States were willing to upgrade to a new PC with Windows 8 running on it.

Said Jun Dong-soo, “The global PC industry is steadily shrinking despite the launch of Windows 8. I think the Windows 8 system is no better than the previous Windows Vista platform. MS’s rollout of its Windows Surface tablet is seeing lackluster demand. Meanwhile, previous vigorous pitches by Intel and MS for thinner ultra-books simply failed and I believe that’s mostly because of the less-competitive Windows platform.”

Just out of curiosity, will you people be willing to leave out Windows and live with Mac OS X or the various Linux distributions for the rest of your life?

Source: Slash Gear

13 Replies to “Samsung’s memory business president says Windows 8 is similar to Vista”

  1. Next time you get on a airplane….peek in the cockpit and notice the pilots are using iPads for navigation.

    Please de not them idiots, you might get in trouble.

  2. I have mostly left Windows behind for a Mac and I develop Windows applications for a living. I have an iMac and use multiple Windows Virtual Machines on it for work. For anything else I use the Mac. Much faster and more stable.

    Also, try this – change your power settings so your display goes to sleep at a different interval.
    Windows – 10 mouse clicks in and out of the settings.
    Mac – 4 clicks.

    Microsoft is click happy, every new update requires more clicks than the previous OS to do the same thing.

  3. I dumped windows some time ago and don’t regret it in the slightest. I am still forced to use it at work and while it basically works it is just not as powerful and it is quite a bit more annoying and difficult to use. Not only can I live without it, I’m simply happier without it! Hell yes, bring it on. I wish it would happen faster and the FUD others face (for no reason) would go away quicker. Windows 8 does one thing well: push people away from Windows. For that, I am thankful.

  4. Yes, absolutely willing to use OSX and Linux. Windows maintenance and upkeep used to cost my small business thousands of dollars a year, and hundreds of hours. That’s down to literally less than one hundred dollars a year and a few hours now with OSX. Tried to like it, really did, but Windows is really an awful operating system.

  5. I fled from Windows two years ago and bought a Macbook Pro. Compared with my nightmare experiences with Windows’ post-XP products, I’m perfectly happy sticking with Mac. I bought an iPhone and an iPad for my wife. Personally, I do not like tablets as I find the touch screen interface tough to use. I’m most comfortable with a keyboard. I’ve found the Mac touchpad an acceptable substitute for a mouse. I won’t buy Android products as I increasingly want simplification in my life, not complexity. I have great respect for Samsung products and all my TVs are Samsungs. But I see no need at this time for a “smart” TV until I am able to use it for true and simple a la carte video entertainment. For now, I’m stuck with a cable modem and Comcast as an ISP.

  6. I have always been a amateur tech guy and always leaned heavily toward MS, but I messed up and installed W8 on our desktop and my children will not even go near it now. We are slowly making the swap over to Mac now for our computers. Our phones are still Android and we love them too. We owned WP and took the bullet after a month and went Android.

    Unless MS does something to completely Change the next version I believe it will end up being a Apple/Google/Linux Version world

  7. Actually, Windows 8 cannot be compared at all with Windows Vista. There is nothing wrong with Windows Vista. Microsoft knew that consumers didn’t like Windows 8 and could have made changes to the os during their feedback evaluation time but it didn’t. Microsoft just said our way or the highway and we got stock with an os which makes no sense.
    Microsoft says that it’s time to move on with the needs of our time and follow them with new ideas. The fact is that this Windows 8 is not good whether with tablets or on a regular PC or laptop. And what about those millions and millions,the majority, who only needs an os simply for surfing the internet,see the news,writing emails? They don’t want a very complicated os.

  8. “You can pretty much do everything you do on a computer, on a tablet” — I can? Can I run Mathematica 9 on a tablet? Can I run Steinberg’s Nuendo on a tablet? Don’t you mean IDIOTS can do everything they do on a computer, on tablet, but actual professional working people still need a real computer with a real operating system?

  9. “this is because of the fact that the tablets are much more portable than computers, and they are as much powerful as computers, if not more.”

    An i7 + Geforce/Radeon + 16GB RAM > any tablet.

  10. Like a fool I wanted a surface. Makes a great coaster for my beer. My iPad 5 rules. My dead grandmother could be competent on the pad in thirty minutes. Win 8 is CRAP!!

  11. I did some ten years ago & I’m not going back! If Samsumg will sell computers and laptops without OS. I would be their fist customer.

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