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They launched a new OS into an ecosystem that hadn't fully accepted W7 yet. They are getting blasted in the tablet market, which will probably continue well past next year. They are trying to swat at flies they can't see. The Surface Pro isn;t an answer to the iPad, it's a desperate answer to try and steal share from partners and keep some profit. In the end, it's still about Office.

It's a great time for companies and consumers to sit back and re-evaluate their computer world. If you're happy with a Windows 8 system and phone, plus an Xbox, then by all means. I've never seen them this chaotic before.

(can we start a poll as to when Gates and Ballmer start dropping hints as to when Windows 9 comes out?)
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