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Microsoft just released its newest operating system windows eight and its new touch screen -- -- of us office.
This is from the tech companies latest -- -- that's it's brilliant it's big bid to state in the game alongside apple.
Joining us now is Robert Scoble is from rackspace dot com -- probably not you booked at Microsoft.
You know right in -- in in the in the heyday of the company I believe.
Would you say that this new product windows eight is the is -- a breakthrough because it really is a different operating system.
It it certainly is it gets.
I'm -- my ex -- back in competition with the apple last strategy that Steve Jobs put in place them what three years ago with the iPad.
And that's what's the -- it it it is that aimed at stopping the bleeding could.
You know I uptake of double trip the last couple weeks and I've seen you last.
And on the planes IC -- on every bro yeah it's amazing how much the world has changed in a few years and Microsoft is aiming that's at stopping the bleeding keeping people from moving.
Continuing to move to the iPad -- which which really hurts Microsoft's.
Fourteen billion dollar business -- well this over the next ten years.
Two obvious questions via that windows eight is a very different system.
And the people who have gotten used to -- over what.
1520 years we've got used to the old system how they gonna react to the new touching tiles that move around the screen.
So that's that's questionable when you go ahead without -- Well that's the big question as -- Mike -- has so many constituencies.
That are gonna look at this differently appeared.
If you're enterprise like rackspace as -- You have thousands of people you have to worry about training cuts -- -- worry about employees complaining if you put a new machine on their death with a completely different you lie.
And that's why -- -- have been slow to react to the changes that.
That -- iPad iPhone and android phones have have put in the marketplace because.
The united that they have so many customers out there that that want to know what windows live and now they're being asked to really change.
Although from the enterprise side it's going to be a tough allies I think a lot of enterprise they're gonna.
Ignore windows -- for a year two years maybe even three years before they even start considering it so on the other side there's you know.
Yeah -- I'm I'm just -- I'm really wanted a sharp edged opinion from you and I realize you know you wanna have to -- I understand that the book is does this -- -- back in the game.
Yes it does it it does put it back in the game for for the competition for mobile.
And for tablets that's a hot space in the market and how much -- owns the rest of the world -- windows.
If you're gonna buy desktop burlap -- you're probably buying a window of the computer and -- -- -- Focus ballot geek like me you know and -- magna -- most people in the world by by windows -- that Clinton went my locked up but what I wanna know when Microsoft becomes a growth company again I've right now -- he away milking us for us it's operating system on them I don't see.
I don't see that happening in the next I would that on sand hill road yesterday talking a venture capitalists and -- are taking a wait and see attitude to that I don't see that's being and growth thing for the next year.
It does put them in play for -- thirteen point fourteen.
But but that might -- -- different here -- Google last week was showing me these wearable computers that look Fincher and right front and Mike's up hasn't yet started showing me that.
Well let kind of guy I don't hold -- -- of.
I may be for totally attacked afloat and I am.
But you just aroused my interest.
Google showed you a wearable computer that hooks into yeah android -- you want to tell me exactly what this thing does.
Yeah -- so you.
You know as you walk around the world you can take pictures within it has camera it it has.
It works with gestures to you you can look through your pictures you can look through the web you can watch Fox News on this -- here -- sitting on a busters that they like.
Itself wearable computer that's always it's like they're having a look cellphone -- is right here I feel it's -- linearity of it all goes all licensed.
Who would have -- use something like that chemical company is down the road everybody's used in these things is that true.
-- picture it is -- I would I would imagine you're going to be wearing them while doing in the end is because.
I you're gonna have people talking to you in your ride into my dead body young -- and I didn't have a computer virus that was -- look at that that's unknown glory.
-- you couldn't do multiple markets all stalking the to which I.
I got we will have you back Iraq.
A bit about it it'll be intimacy where -- -- because without that it you know the markets are aren't very competent but.
I I think they have something known all right -- Robert thank you very much indeed see.
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