incrediBILL - 4:17 am on Mar 23, 2012 (gmt 0)
It still doesn't do Excel as good as Excel does.
I never said it was as good as current Excel, it's more like Excel '95
Then again, I've never needed more than Excel '95 nor do most people and I use Open Office Calc a lot so it ain't that bad.
Why would I switch?
Nobody said switch, it'll just come on the hardware some day.
You'll pick up a netbook or laptop and it simply won't be Windows, it'll have Chrome OS loaded.
For what I mostly do on a netbook, I barely need anything more than a browser and that's what Google is banking on with Chrome OS.
MS isn't thinking clearly on mobile, they're going to sit in the bloat that is Windows and ride it until the cow won't give up any more milk before they rethink their bloated strategy. MS could easily come up with a streamlined version for mobile devices, maybe Win 8 is it, I doubt it, but they need a back to basics version for smaller devices that boots in seconds, not minutes.
Windows 7 is relatively stable.
No argument here, I love my Win 7, but it's about the only MS software on those boxes these days. My point was it could just as easily be Ubuntu and I probably wouldn't notice the difference because I spend most of my time in the btowser so the OS behind it is pretty much irrelevant.