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Acer Founder: Windows 8 More Stable Than Apple iOS 6

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October 1, 2012 1:09:13 PM

Apple's iOS is pretty damn stable, but then again, they make all the devices it runs on...so it's not too hard.
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October 1, 2012 1:16:44 PM

Kudos to both I say.

Windows mobile has come a long way, and in a lot of ways I prefer it to both iOS and Android.
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October 1, 2012 1:17:00 PM

I'm skipping Windows 8 entirely. I like being able to boot directly to desktop, and I don't like big corporations trying to control how I use my computer.

Oh, and that terrifying picture of Acer's founder is here just in time for Halloween! :) 
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October 1, 2012 1:19:48 PM

Jeeze - is it more stable than iOS 5 or iOS 6? Which is it?
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October 1, 2012 1:20:21 PM

Worst software ever:

Windows ME, AOL, Windows Vista and now Windows 8!
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October 1, 2012 1:20:34 PM

Stan has a bumper sticker on his car that says "Shih Happens"
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It's nice that he says it is more stable, it's difficult doing Apples & Oranges comparisons as Windows is a real OS and iOS is really just a toy OS
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October 1, 2012 1:21:42 PM

The CEO speaks as if iOS 6 is even an option for him...
Pure PR mumble-jumble from him
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October 1, 2012 1:24:03 PM

Intel CEO Paul Otellini saying "Windows 8 is one of the best things that ever happened to Intel"
reminds me of the old Bill Gates quote:

"640K is more memory than anyone will ever need"

Think again guys...
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October 1, 2012 1:25:05 PM

Once released, we'll see how stable it is. I kind of remember somebody having to switch tablets during a presentation... And I'm pretty sure it wasn't Cooks...
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October 1, 2012 1:35:31 PM

hydac7How much did he get paid to say this ?

I take it you've never tried Windows 8. You may not like the UI but when it comes to stability and performance, W8 does it very well - better than W7 which is an OS that has been flawless for me so far (no BSODs or errors). This comment by Acer founder is not farfetched
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October 1, 2012 1:37:28 PM

mikenygmailIntel CEO Paul Otellini saying "Windows 8 is one of the best things that ever happened to Intel"reminds me of the old Bill Gates quote: "640K is more memory than anyone will ever need"Think again guys...


It was actually never proven that he said that.

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October 1, 2012 1:47:22 PM

Author: you conflict yourself several times by stating iOS 5 then iOS 6, please fix this as it is very confusing.
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October 1, 2012 1:53:50 PM

mikenygmailWorst software ever:Windows ME, AOL, Windows Vista and now Windows 8!

Who say's Vista is one of the worst software ever. With newer Hardware and and lots of windows update's, vista is just as good as Win Heaven(7).
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October 1, 2012 2:19:55 PM

mikenygmailWorst software ever:Windows ME, AOL, Windows Vista and now Windows 8!

No mention RealPlayer, CometCursor, IE6, SoftRAM or BMG rootkit fiasco? Something tells me you weren't around in the early days of the internet to see what really bad software was.

Ever put a retail CD into your computer and have it install a rootkit on behalf of Sony without notifying you in any way? I have.
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October 1, 2012 2:20:31 PM

He may have gotten pretty much feedback on Win8 performance and stability from his legions of software engineers at Acer so i might take his assessment on that. I doubt if he has this level of feedback on iOS6, but he's entitled to his own opinion.
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October 1, 2012 2:26:56 PM

cookoyHe may have gotten pretty much feedback on Win8 performance and stability from his legions of software engineers at Acer so i might take his assessment on that. I doubt if he has this level of feedback on iOS6, but he's entitled to his own opinion.


I doubt he's listening to his legions of software engineers, more his marketing and finance group.
Clearly they want to make it sound their products will be on a 'more stable' OS then the largest competitor Apple.

Just a marketing ploy, how do you fully gauge stability of a product that hasn't even been released fully to consumer and business?
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October 1, 2012 2:32:40 PM

shafe88Who say's Vista is one of the worst software ever. With newer Hardware and and lots of windows update's, vista is just as good as Win Heaven(7).

Vista, at launch, was one of the worst platforms available. It is not so much an issue of the OS being bad, because really it was pretty sound (I mean, it is the core of win7 and win8 which are both rock solid). The issue was more of a communication problem between MS and hardware makers. The hardware makers just did not understand just how different Vista was from XP, and for most of them it was their first attempt at 64bit anything, and so the drivers were aweful for that first year or so. But this is still largely MS' fault for not explaining the importance, and signing drivers for use with Vista that simply sucked and caused no end of issues (both stability and security).

The only issue with win8 though is an aesthetic one. If one click is too hard to get to the desktop, then you are just lazy. win8 otherwise works better than win7, giving many more options to programs (both metro and desktop), better support for more interface devices (though speech is disappointing, but may be fixed in time), and overall better use of hardware.

And for those who complain about getting to the desktop: If you are on desktop, and put the machine to sleep, it will wake up back in desktop. It is only if you turn off, or reset the computer that you have to worry about dealing with metro.
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October 1, 2012 2:35:23 PM

lostmyclani wish install windows 8 in my htpc, but i dont have a dvd to burn. in the Piratebay i see some original copies avaliable.

USB universal installer and a thumb drive is what you need.
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October 1, 2012 2:48:20 PM

mikenygmailI'm skipping Windows 8 entirely. I like being able to boot directly to desktop, and I don't like big corporations trying to control how I use my computer.Oh, and that terrifying picture of Acer's founder is here just in time for Halloween!


I believe this article is about the Mobile OS.
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October 1, 2012 2:53:57 PM

Yeah well he's probably right. Though i'm sure he'll say tomorrow that the surface isn't stable enough.

willardNo mention RealPlayer, CometCursor, IE6, SoftRAM or BMG rootkit fiasco? Something tells me you weren't around in the early days of the internet to see what really bad software was. Ever put a retail CD into your computer and have it install a rootkit on behalf of Sony without notifying you in any way? I have.

itunes?
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October 1, 2012 3:07:16 PM

w8 on mobiles is better than iOS.
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October 1, 2012 3:19:05 PM

If Windows 8 and Windows 7 were running on few hand pick hardware and software ONLY, then they will run as stable as Apple iOS.
Just try configuring a system (e.g. Mac Pro desktop) on Apple store. You could configure a $8,000 system with one OS, one processor series (Xeon) from Intel, two video cards from one manufacturer (AMD), memory (from one vendor I assume), one optical drive model, two hard drives and one SSD and the mainboard, which I think it is only one model available.
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October 1, 2012 3:24:58 PM

mikenygmailI'm skipping Windows 8 entirely. I like being able to boot directly to desktop, and I don't like big corporations trying to control how I use my computer.Oh, and that terrifying picture of Acer's founder is here just in time for Halloween!

"The big corporations" are the ones that brought you the other OS version, doesn`t that make them the ones that "controlled" you how you use your computer in the first place ? You`re just a crybaby, you`re throwing away innovation just because of a silly start up screen. On my laptop i use only hibernate mode,that makes me always boot up in desktop mode btw.
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October 1, 2012 3:41:44 PM

Long live Windows 7!
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October 1, 2012 3:45:44 PM

Hmmm... 1 OS crash in 1000 years, or 1 OS crash in 1200 years? All modern OSs(linux, OSX, Windows, etc.) with proper drivers are so stable that OS crashes don't just happen. There's always a reason, and it always indicates a problem.
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October 1, 2012 3:46:57 PM

All I can say is that Apple iOS must be very flaky, I don't know how stable the Apple iOS is but Windows 8 is not that stable, mainly due to driver problems.
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October 1, 2012 3:50:08 PM

Is it:
Windows 8
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Windows 8 RT Surface?

Please be CLEAR as it'll only confuse people
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October 1, 2012 3:50:37 PM

pjmelectAll I can say is that Apple iOS must be very flaky, I don't know how stable the Apple iOS is but Windows 8 is not that stable, mainly due to driver problems.

No issues on the devices here and the drivers are pretty much the same as Windows 7.
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October 1, 2012 3:56:00 PM

I know i'm being juvenile, but when i saw that caption and that photo i couldn't resist.

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October 1, 2012 4:40:25 PM

willardNo mention RealPlayer, CometCursor, IE6, SoftRAM or BMG rootkit fiasco? Something tells me you weren't around in the early days of the internet to see what really bad software was. Ever put a retail CD into your computer and have it install a rootkit on behalf of Sony without notifying you in any way? I have.


Arguably that Sony software was working as intended...
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October 1, 2012 4:46:46 PM

back_by_demandStan has a bumper sticker on his car that says "Shih Happens"...It's nice that he says it is more stable, it's difficult doing Apples & Oranges comparisons as Windows USED TO BE real OS and iOS is really just a toy OS


Fixed
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October 1, 2012 4:49:49 PM

ricdiculusFixed

Troll
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October 1, 2012 4:52:34 PM

damianrobertjonesIs it:Windows 8orWindows 8 RT Surface?Please be CLEAR as it'll only confuse people

Well, seeing as there is no such thing as Windows 8 RT, it is either Windows 8 or Windows RT, I think it's pretty CLEAR who the only person getting confused is
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October 1, 2012 4:54:42 PM

iOS is stable? When a platform advertises--no, relies on--a huge app sub-ecosystem that is inherently unstable, discussing the stability of the OS is more or less pointless. If the core set of apps I use on a daily basis are unstable (for whatever reason), that's all I'm going to consider when I think of a particular platform.
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October 1, 2012 5:48:33 PM

back_by_demandTroll


So sayeth Microsofts number one fanboy! You Must Like win8 or obviously your a troll
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October 1, 2012 5:49:55 PM

I'm skipping Windows 8 entirely. I like being able to boot directly to desktop, and I don't like big corporations trying to control how I use my computer.Oh, and that terrifying picture of Acer's founder is here just in time for Halloween!
ohim"The big corporations" are the ones that brought you the other OS version, doesn`t that make them the ones that "controlled" you how you use your computer in the first place ? You`re just a crybaby, you`re throwing away innovation just because of a silly start up screen. On my laptop i use only hibernate mode,that makes me always boot up in desktop mode btw.

methinks thou dost resent resembling the founder! ;) 
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October 1, 2012 7:07:39 PM

mikenygmailI'm skipping Windows 8 entirely. I like being able to boot directly to desktop, and I don't like big corporations trying to control how I use my computer.Oh, and that terrifying picture of Acer's founder is here just in time for Halloween!


The "big" corporations have dictated to you how you will use your computer since you first picked one up. Microsoft can, and apparently WILL force end users to learn and use whatever they decide. The Metro UI is a huge change, and people don't take to change well. But they(MS) really don't give a crap what you take to or not. Settle for Linux or do as MS says. 90+% market share on the desktop says they can, and are indeed doing it.
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October 1, 2012 7:56:03 PM

willardNo mention RealPlayer, CometCursor, IE6, SoftRAM or BMG rootkit fiasco? Something tells me you weren't around in the early days of the internet to see what really bad software was. Ever put a retail CD into your computer and have it install a rootkit on behalf of Sony without notifying you in any way? I have.

Don't forget Metro(Modern) UI the new Microsoft BOB
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October 1, 2012 8:07:31 PM

Hand over mouth, "BullSh!t".
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October 1, 2012 8:16:19 PM

AHAHAHAHAHAHAH.
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October 1, 2012 10:53:55 PM

In the end it's like comparing apples to oranges.
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October 1, 2012 10:56:32 PM

cornandbeansUSB universal installer and a thumb drive is what you need.

Or the Windows 7 Download Tool. (though why would you be crazy enough to install a tablet/desktop OS hodgepodge anyway?)
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October 1, 2012 11:01:00 PM

hydac7i tried and i hated every single second of that lame Fisher Price OS , so back to 7, xp64 and Debian for me


People like you come in hating Windows 8 and leave hating Windows 8.

I've seen way too many of your type.
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October 1, 2012 11:02:41 PM

Why would the Acer founder say any different? It's not like he can make and sell any hardware that supports iOS. iOS is pretty rock solid.
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October 1, 2012 11:05:55 PM

Personally, I think the founder of Acer just makes these statements for attention. Whether you are an Apple fan or not, iOS is pretty dialed in, speaking in terms of stability. Windows 8 is new, expecting greater stability than iOS is just insane.
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October 1, 2012 11:22:19 PM

Stan Shih said this after wiping Steve Ballamer off his chin.
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October 1, 2012 11:38:42 PM

bllueI take it you've never tried Windows 8. You may not like the UI but when it comes to stability and performance, W8 does it very well - better than W7 which is an OS that has been flawless for me so far (no BSODs or errors).
You got that right. Win8 stability and performance is quite good. It not really any faster than Win7... sure, booting up is super fast. But lets see, Win7 fully loaded, takes about 15~20seconds with an SSD. Once running, you can simply go to sleep mode. And since Win7 rarely ever crashes, booting up is a rare thing.... compared to Windows9x.

Still, the UI is butt-ugly on Win8, its designed by no-talent retards. I'm buying another Win7Pro OEM this weekend for a new PC at $140. Rather than use one of my WinXP licenses to get the Win8 upgrade for $40.

YES! I have Windows8 on one of my notebooks, it runs like a champ. Not worth spending $10.00
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October 2, 2012 12:30:39 AM

how does he know that the OS is more stable, its not like the whole world is using the OS just yet....i don't care how stable it is, it still has an ugly UI
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October 2, 2012 12:59:13 AM

mikenygmailI'm skipping Windows 8 entirely. I like being able to boot directly to desktop, and I don't like big corporations trying to control how I use my computer./citation]



not hard to put your pc into hibernate/sleep/keep pc "off" without have to reboot mode.


ps: Microsoft is controlling you right now with 7. Google, or whoever your internet browser maker is, is probably tracking you right now, even with "incognito" modes.
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