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mejiac
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mejiac,
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6/1/2015 | 2:15:16 PM
Re: Cortana
@tzubair,

I've used Siri, Cortana and "Ok Google", and all provide a similar yet different experience.

For being productive (creating tasks/reminders), Siri is by far better, since it easilly integrates with my outlook

For web search, "Ok Google" has no competition...it's sometimes the same or better then when one does a web search (Siri and Cortana don't provide the same level of accuracy IMHO). I've tried Siri and "Ok Google" with my 6 year old, and "Ok Google" has been able to "decipher" him a lot more accurately.

Where Cortana shines is that she's embedded in Windows 10... it's pretty cool when you shout accross the room for either a quick answer (weather) or launching your song from your 1 TB hard drive. In this aspect, Cortana for Home Entertainment use is pretty cool

 
David Wagner
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David Wagner,
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5/31/2015 | 11:20:56 PM
Re: Cortana
@tzubair- My experience with Cortana is that it light years ahead of current Siri (though Siri is supposedly about to make a big jump). Cortana doesn't just wait for you to ask a question. Cortana interacts with you and reminds you of things and can help you in ways Siri doesn't yet.

Though, actually I prefer Google Now which is a little less intrusive than Cortana. I can set it up to tell me what I want. Of course, Google Now isn't as interactive but that's a choice I've made.
tzubair
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5/30/2015 | 6:01:41 PM
Re: Not so fast, kids
"With Secure Boot, you can't install a dual boot system *without* MS's permission.  This may be fine on mobile devices but since consumers have not yet tossed their laptops/desktops in favor of exclusive use of mobile devices, the problem of the digitally signed Secure Boot remains."

@askqn: I agree. This may prove to be a potential issue because of the permission issue but I think Microsoft might be able to iron these issues out before the launch.
tzubair
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tzubair,
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5/30/2015 | 5:42:46 PM
Cortana
 

"Among the apps available for download will be Cortana. Microsoft's digital personal assistant will be making its debut in the Apple App Store and Google Play. Once users download, they can access Cortana features across their PC and smartphone."

I wonder how succesful Cortana would be. It seems like it's something similar to Apple's SIRI. SIRI has not gotten a lot of attention after the initial launch so I wonder why Microsoft would take the risk and invest into Cortana. It'd be interesting to see what additional features they offer.

 
asksqn
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asksqn,
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5/30/2015 | 2:25:35 PM
Not so fast, kids
With regard to laptops/hardware, I don't know how MS can expect any Linux based OS (of which Android is) to be interested in UEFI systems and OEM hardware manufacturers that have removed the ability to disable Secure Boot.  With Secure Boot, you can't install a dual boot system *without* MS's permission.  This may be fine on mobile devices but since consumers have not yet tossed their laptops/desktops in favor of exclusive use of mobile devices, the problem of the digitally signed Secure Boot remains.


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