Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Jun 2012 21:16 UTC
Windows This rumour has been rummaging around the web for a few days, but now that The New York Times has picked it up, it probably carries a bit more validity than it did before. Microsoft invited members of the press to a mystery event coming Monday, and supposedly, the company will launch its very own ARM tablet running Windows RT.
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Most people don't get windows 8
by LouisBarman on Sat 16th Jun 2012 09:37 UTC
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Most people I speak to just don't get what Windows 8 is all about.

Fundamentally a tablet is no different from a desktop/laptop once you add a _decent_ keyboard and mouse. This is best explained in terms of the iPad 3 (OK I know -- it's called the "new iPad"). So suppose a user WANTS to run Photoshop or Excel or a full IDE on an iPad 3 like device. All they need to do is add a _decent_ keyboard and mouse, they already have a very good screen with more pixels than most desktops.

You try to explain this to Apple fan boys and they just stair at you blankly and say something like "why on earth would you want to do that? You know that tablets and laptops are fundimentally different". But why pay/carry two device's when the tablet could easily be transformed into a full desktop experience just by adding a keyboard and mouse. There are also massive battery gains for an arm based laptop.

Provided windows 8 experience is not totally crippled on the desktop I expect in the long term that this combined desktop/tablet experience to be windows 8 killer feature.

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