why windows 8 may fail
After the success of Windows 7, Microsoft is currently working with its upcoming OS, Windows 8, which will likely be available at 2012. There are many rumors that it would support many new, interesting features such as facial recognition and 128-bit version. To shorten boot time, Windows 8 can follow you across many devices and apps. Just like the previous transition from Windows XP to Vista, you may need better processor, graphic card and memory just to get those bells and whistles working.
Even so, enterprise customers do not need sleek interface or pretty animations; what they want is an operating system that is reliable, secure and simple to use. However, the business world is still in the process of migrating from Windows XP and Vista to Windows 7. Considering that Windows 8 will be released in two years, it is likely that many companies and home users will feel slightly upset with the prospect of migrating to the new OS in such a short span of time.
Significant media coverage on Windows 8 may not be a good thing for Microsoft, as it can cause current Windows XP and Vista users to delay their upgrade plan until 2012. Furthermore, many home computer users who use their PCs only for accessing social networks and light office tasks reported that they experienced little or no productivity gain after migrating from XP to Windows Vista or 7. Without enough new innovations, customers will consider Windows 8 as unnecessary and a cheap attempt by Microsoft to gain huge profits.
We may need to wait whether Windows 8 will include major structural changes or just a polished version of Windows 7. Clearly, Microsoft needs to include hard-to-resist features, such as:
1. Support for App Store-like marketplace. A place where developers can sell their apps at low price. This feature will be available in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and if it is a success there's no excuse for Microsoft to not follow suit. 2. Better security. Windows 7 is a huge improvement over Vista in terms of security features. Undoubtedly, inadequate security enhancement is a huge turn-off, as users need to make sure that Windows 8 is built upon the security improvements that Windows 7 currently has. 3. Faster Boot Times. Many people are astonished at how fast the new MacBook Air is booted up. Granted, this ability is influenced by the use of solid-state drive, still it's a great new addition that many busy computer users covet. 4. Better Support for Tablet. Windows 7 is a huge leap compared to earlier Windows OSs in its support on tablets. However, compared to Android and iOS, users tend to describe tablets run by Windows 7 as less reliable. 5. Windows 7 Modes. By 2012, many apps and games will be fully optimized to run on Windows 7. If Windows 8 will incorporate major kernel changes, it is likely that these apps won't run properly. 6. Good Cloud Support. Without doubt, cloud is the future of computing. Unlike Google, Microsoft seems slightly reluctant in supporting the new trend. In 2012, companies and personal PC users will need better Web-based productivity apps, if Redmond doesn't come through, current Windows 7 users might even migrate to OSs, such as Mac OS X that can provide better cloud features.
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How do I win at Monopoly?
I am entering a Monopoly tournament with my friend. This tournament is only open to high schoolers, so I have a good chance. The team who wins the tournament wins a MacBook Air 13" for each person on the two person team. As you can see I really want to win this tournament. What are the best strategies for winning Monopoly every time and quickly. Please help me!!! This really means a lot to me.
How to win at Monopoly – a simple strategy:
Always buy Railroads; never buy Utilities (at full price)*
For every other property type, only buy them to complete a monopoly or to prevent opponents from completing one. Often this may mean buying as many properties as you can early in the game, but watch your cash reserves.
At the beginning of the game, focus on acquiring a complete C-G [Color Group: all 2 or 3 properties of the same color] in Sides 1+2, even if it means trading away properties on Sides 2+3. After acquiring one of these C-Gs, build 3 houses as quickly as possible: no more houses, no less!
Once your first C-G starts to generate some cash, focus on completing a C-G and building 3 houses in Sides 3+4.
Note: 3 houses is the "sweet spot" in the game as shown in Table 1 below. That’s where you’re making the best use of your money.
Single properties are the least good investment if you don’t build on them.
The only exception to the above rules are when you need to acquire stray properties to prevent your opponents from completing their Color-Groups to accomplish the above strategy.
Jail can be good. Stay in Jail as long as you can if an opponent owns a monopoly – at that point in the game, moving around the board will likely lose you money. Until that happens, though, pay the and leave Jail as soon as possible: you need to be in the property acquisition race and collecting your 0 salary.
One interesting exception: Do you need St. James or Tennessee Aves to complete your C-G? Then stay in Jail and try to get out by rolling doubles: doing so will increase your chances of landing on those squares by about 25%.
The 5 best starting positions are – in order:
All 4 railroads
One reason why this is the best starting point: the revenue flow from railroads is much more constant over time whereas some of the other properties may have the same ROI but they come with bigger payouts over longer time spans. Owning 3-4 railroads is a cash cow: it will bring a continuous flow of money that can fund your monopolies.
3 houses on each of the orange Color-Group (St James/Tennessee/New York)
3 houses on each of the light blue C-G (Oriental/Vermont/Connecticut)
3 houses on each of the light purple C-G (St Charles/States/Virginia)
A hotel on each of the dark purple C-G (Mediterranean /Baltic)
This option gives by far the worst return of the 5 starting positions; in fact, until you get 4 houses, this C-G is the worst investment in the game!
However, his option does have 2 advantages: it is the cheapest of the 5 and it only has 2 properties so owning the entire C-G may be easier, especially in large games.
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How much does a standard Macbook Air cost?
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