Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th Feb 2012 15:29 UTC
Windows I'm swamped with real-world work at the moment, so you'll have to settle for this quickie: the consumer preview for Windows 8 has been released. Go get it and report in what you find!
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Works really well on my ExoPC tablet
by tanishaj on Thu 1st Mar 2012 18:56 UTC
tanishaj
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2010-12-22

I have an ExoPC tablet that was already running the Developer Preview.

I was able to update to the Consumer Preview from within the Developer Preview while I surfed the web. All in all, I am impressed. It runs much more smoothly than the Developer Preview. It is quite snappy actually. Metro looks really beautiful on this tablet (which is a slow, heavy, piece of junk that I got for free).

I watched a Netflix movie on it last night and that worked really well (possible because it supports Silverlight). That alone make it a useful device for me.

The "Reader" app works quite well too and I expect to use it a fair bit. Amusingly, I can install Calibre (eBook management app) in the desktop mode. Being able to install standard Windows apps on my tablet is surprisingly useful even if not quite a beautiful. Being able to download Putty so that I can SSH into remote servers from the tablet is cool. Installing an FTP client allowed me to grab a few files from my media center to play around with.

I never really liked Metro on Windows Phone 7 and I am not sure I like the idea of it on a high-resolution desktop either. Amazingly though, I think I could really get behind it on the tablet.

Honestly, it makes me want to develop some apps for it.

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