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Comments of the Week: Oprah ‘loves’ the Surface; Hastings’ Microsoft analysis; and more
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Comments of the Week: Oprah ‘loves’ the Surface; Hastings’ Microsoft analysis; and more

One of the best feedback, quotes, and random zingers we heard this week…

“[Microsoft has] many nice belongings and many nice challenges. The nice belongings are the expertise, and Home windows, Workplace. And also you guys know Ballmer. He’s unbelievably self-aware, self-critical, sensible. He’s the final man to be in any little bit of denial.”—Outgoing Microsoft board member and Netflix CEO Reed Hastings.

“Most telephones, tablets and different units don’t use a Microsoft OS. Google runs and fully on Linux. In order the world of electronics diversified, most firms created new devices with out Home windows. So if the desktop goes away, Microsoft might go away with it.”—A GeekWire reader responding to Hastings’ remarks.

“However as we talked about it more, the larger subject for my mother was the familiarity of the iPhone to the individuals round her.”—GeekWire’s Todd Bishop writing about his mother’s reasoning for buying a new iPhone.

Comments of the Week: Oprah ‘loves’ the Surface; Hastings’ Microsoft analysis; and more“I’ve heard pill followers say that their units are excellent for these moments after they need to do one thing on a much bigger display screen, however they don’t need to open their laptops. If I needed to diagnose myself, I’d say I simply I don’t assume I’d have these moments. The Air is fast to seize and energy up, when I’ve someplace to sit down with it. Once I don’t, the iPhone works nice.”—GeekWire’s Mónica Guzmán writing about why she’s decided to skip buying a new tablet.

“If I’m going to jot down, I take advantage of my ultrabook. If I’m out and about it’s clearly my telephone. However for studying, for fast information, for recipes, and many others., the pill shines.”—GeekWire reader BrentR providing why he finds value in his tablet.

“Both approach, this simply makes me hate (Home windows Telephone). To be clear, I’d hate Apple or Google in the event that they did this too. It’s not anti-Microsoft it’s anti crass advertising.”—A GeekWire reader responding to Microsoft’s new marketing campaign for Windows Phone, which is able to function characters from The Hobbit.

“Gotta say love that SURFACE! Have purchased 12 already for Christmas items. #FavoriteThings.”—Oprah Winfrey in a Tweet, which was apparently sent from her iPad.

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