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The biggest they slept.
In seventeen years.
Not Connell -- Microsoft and windows in specifically windows -- and the new operating system -- the revamp.
Well appease everybody and make -- -- -- Microsoft.
Good question dig in Walt Mossberg joins us with the answer all things digital lives in DC today sincere here speaking of technology -- yeah.
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Anyway windows eight.
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Well it is a face lift and who doesn't like face -- What they've done look here's -- here's the but here's the deal.
We -- windows been around for a long -- all any of us can remember.
And it kind of had fallen out of the entire conversation the last five or six years.
They didn't have a tablet operating system that you -- -- phone operating system but -- separate.
And so -- had a choice to come up with a separate tablet operating system and -- Work and -- windows or what they decided to do which was kind of novel is to make.
All of windows work for any kind of device and so they put a tablet touch oriented.
I think very nice up front and on and on windows.
But the downside is they now have two different user interfaces inside of windows.
And people who are used to windows.
Seeing the desk top -- the normal apps are gonna have to learn a new way to use that want it's confusing.
-- I mean they don't like it.
At Microsoft when I have pointed that out date -- they.
Tend to think of it is -- short learning curve that people get over and they may well be right.
But for a while at least it's gonna be confusing if you wanna use an old windows that of the Euro on -- you light -- need.
I you have to go to the desktop but the desktop doesn't come up when you start windows eight.
This -- slick.
Trial interface comes up.
And the desktop is launched like an -- you click on -- -- -- the desktop comes up.
And then you could run year old all of that and there's another twist some of the new windows computers.
Running windows eight won't be able we'll let you run year old apps on the desktop.
Because those computers work on a different ship.
So they're calling that windows -- -- which is really windows eight.
Running on a different chips so people are gonna have to ingest a whole bunch of subtleties here and a and a bunch of learning but.
I want to stress I think the new design is very very well done.
Okay and on balance do you think the strategy.
Is a Smart one because I again it's a different and this has been the case over the years -- many different different.
Apple and Microsoft are going about this different ways -- you have different operating systems for different devices for map -- down at their computer stiffen them when you use the iPad but this is what -- all want right is that is that a good strategy do you think.
The way to look at it.
Well I think it's a good strategy in the sense that.
There -- -- give view things like Microsoft Office full blown Microsoft daughter has even on a tablet and that's something apple and android can't do.
On the other hand.
Generally intact if you try to do everything at once.
It you know in the same piece of hardware you sometimes find you lose flexibility now Microsoft.
Thinks -- -- this and they may well be right in a way that won't have that penalty but I think all only time will.
Tell Walt awesome to see you as always good talking we'll see you next week I certainly haven't Walt Mossberg and unique neither view needs a face -- from we'll -- -- Nor do you want some that we can all come to agreement on that you only need to have redone every about fifteen years that I had a few areas left on this -- thank you got off warranty so.
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