Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 24th Oct 2012 22:42 UTC
Windows "After using Microsoft's Surface for the past week I can say that I honestly get it. This isn't an iPad competitor, nor is it an Android tablet competitor. It truly is something different. A unique perspective, not necessarily the right one, but a different one that will definitely resonate well with some (not all) users." AnandTech's review is positive, because they focus on Surface's potential.
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Comment by stooovie
by stooovie on Wed 24th Oct 2012 23:30 UTC
stooovie
Member since:
2006-01-25

Yeah. Playbook had potential. Touchpad had potential. Heck even old Windows tablets had potential. Sadly, people tend not to shop for potential, and they shouldn't.

Potential is akin to a great idea. It's nothing without great execution.

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RE: Comment by stooovie
by Nelson on Wed 24th Oct 2012 23:38 UTC in reply to "Comment by stooovie"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

There's a clear difference: You can see the road in front of you with Windows. Not so much with webOS backed by HP much less RIM.

It is a given that the Windows ecosystem will grow apps. It is a given that stock apps will be updated (and they have been, numerous times since RTM). It is a given that Microsoft isn't going to disappear tomorrow (not so much for RIM, and HP doesn't know what its doing).

There is a lot less uncertainty with a Surface and with Microsoft's ecosystem to even warrant a comparison.

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RE[2]: Comment by stooovie
by tylerdurden on Thu 25th Oct 2012 02:50 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by stooovie"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

Indeed, just like Windows for Pen and derivates have been the dominant tablet platform for the past decade, and how Windows CE took over the embedded markets, and them Windows Phones are flying off the shelves during the past couple of years with all that overwhelming amount of apps . Oh, wait....

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RE[2]: Comment by stooovie
by UltraZelda64 on Thu 25th Oct 2012 05:06 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by stooovie"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

And your point is...?

I would want to tread down the road Windows is going down about as much as I would want to go down whatever road RIM is heading. Which is to say, not at all.

RIM and WebOS may be heading nowhere, but Windows is effectively hitting a dead end from my perspective and if I were still on it, now would be the time to get the hell off.

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RE[3]: Comment by stooovie
by Nelson on Thu 25th Oct 2012 07:43 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by stooovie"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

And your point is...?

I would want to tread down the road Windows is going down about as much as I would want to go down whatever road RIM is heading. Which is to say, not at all.

RIM and WebOS may be heading nowhere, but Windows is effectively hitting a dead end from my perspective and if I were still on it, now would be the time to get the hell off.


My comment has nothing to do with what you want. It has to do with the long term viability and what that means with regards to a product having "promise".

People cried the sky was falling with Vista, yet, here we are almost 7 years later and Windows is still kicking.

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RE[4]: Comment by stooovie
by Yehppael on Thu 25th Oct 2012 08:46 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by stooovie"
Yehppael Member since:
2012-08-01

Actually, not it's not. Vista and the other failures MS force fed people contributed to the steady change of the PC market.

The average person, will compare a tablet with the PC.

Games? Tablets have lousy games compared to PC, but very simple to get and install.

Viruses and malware? Tablets and smartphones don't have them as long as you stay away from shady app markets. PC's up until a few years, ago, connecting your computer to the internet for updates was enough to get it infected.

Both have problems and advantages, but PC's are seen as unreliable shoddy expensive to maintain and upgrade, toys. And Windows bears a large share of the blame.

Edited 2012-10-25 08:46 UTC

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RE[5]: Comment by stooovie
by karunko on Thu 25th Oct 2012 11:17 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by stooovie"
karunko Member since:
2008-10-28

PC's are seen as unreliable shoddy expensive to maintain and upgrade, toys.

PCs are toys and, by your reasoning, tablets are for serious stuff?!? Okay, then! ;-)


RT.

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RE: Comment by stooovie
by drcouzelis on Thu 25th Oct 2012 11:47 UTC in reply to "Comment by stooovie"
drcouzelis Member since:
2010-01-11

Sadly, people tend not to shop for potential, and they shouldn't.

I USE HAIKU, YOU INCENSITIVE CLOD!

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