“The iPad is one of the most popular consumer products of all time, but that doesn’t mean it’s perfect,” David Needle reports for TabTimes. “Just asked Microsoft co-founder and chairman Bill Gates.”
With Windows 8 Microsoft is trying to gain share by what has been dominated by the iPad-type device. But a lot of those users are frustrated, they can’t type, they can’t create documents, they don’t have Office there. We’re providing them with something… without giving up the benefits of the PC. – Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates
Gates also touted the software giant’s own tablet products as the best of both (PC and tablet) worlds. ‘Windows 8 really is revolutionary in that it takes the benefits of the tablet and PC and supports both of those,’ he said. ‘So if you have Surface, Surface Pro you’ve got that portability of the tablet, the richness of the keyboard and Microsoft Office from the PC.'”
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MacDailyNews Take: Once a liar, always a liar.
Obviously, iPad users can type.
Obviously, iPad users can create documents.
Obviously, by its wide-ranging enterprise acceptance, iPad users don’t need Office.
This is quickly teaching the rest of the world that they don’t need Office. Microsoft, by stupidly withholding it, and Apple, by providing compelling alternatives, are kicking one of Microsoft’s two legs right out from underneath them. iPad, iPhone and iOS, along with Microsoft’s utter, laughable incompetence, is taking care of the other leg, Windows, in rapid fashion.
Who’s really frustrated here? Bill Gates, the passive-agressive projectionist, and Microsoft — due to the reality that iPad users actually exist (well over 100 million, in fact) and Surface users simply do not.
What’s next, is Billy the mentally ill boy going to lash out at iPod, claiming users can’t listen to music, can’t create playlists, and don’t have access to the Zune Marketplace and that they should therefore have Zunes instead? Following that outburst, will Billy claim iPhone users can’t take photos or post to MySpace and they should instead have Kins?
Freud would have a field day with this guy.
Listen, you liar, we told you idiots that, and why, the Surface would fail last year. Let’s face it, this whole buying a stairway to heaven isn’t going to work out for a thieving old liar like you. Why don’t you give us your ill-gotten billions and we’ll do far better things with it than looting poor people and helping to finance Monsanto.
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