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Stardock 2011 Customer Report

Stardock's Annual 2011 Customer Report (Adobe Acrobat format) has the private company's latest public assessment of where they stand. They discuss game plans, their desktop apps, and the sale of Impulse, which the report's conclusion says will lead to visible results:

Conclusions 2011 was Stardockís most successful year since its incorporation in 1993. It used the capital gained from the sale of Impulse to bring in world-class talent and evaluate the accelerating trends in consumer software. Over the next 18 months, it hopes to begin announcing a wide range of new products, games, and technologies.

For our industry, itís a time of transition. The PC consumer market could potentially see a consolidation in which virtually all PC games are sold either through Steam, GameStop Impulse, Battle.net, or Origin while non-games end up on a Microsoft Marketplace type system.

While these changes are taking place, the mobile space is exploding. Developers who were once PC developers are migrating in ever greater number to either iOS or Android. And Apple, with AirPlay, is setting itself up to compete head-to-head with the next generation console offerings.

It is a good time to be a software developer. Itís an even better time to be a software consumer.

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25. Re: Stardock 2011 Customer Report Mar 22, 2012, 17:03 Dev
 
coldcut wrote on Mar 22, 2012, 02:10:
dubfanatic wrote on Mar 21, 2012, 23:05:
Dev wrote on Mar 21, 2012, 22:18:
... useless gibberish here ...

Maybe you should try the Windows 8 Preview before you make yourself look like a fool.
This. Any further words would be wasted.
And yet you still felt the need to reply? You might want to check out the changes MS has done in the latest preview.

MS has said they are unifying the OS across platforms. When you "unify" two platforms where one is vastly less capable, that means you end up dumbing down the more capable one. Dumbing down the windows 8 interface to match tablets, removing options for advanced users to tweak it back, and removing familiar options like the start button is kinda stupid. Now you just hover over where the start button used to be. Yeah no one at all will be confused by that.

This comment was edited on Mar 22, 2012, 17:18.
 
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