Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 16th Jun 2012 17:52 UTC
Windows Adrian Kingsley-Hughes pens a rant on Windows 8, calling it 'awful': "I'm now ready to sum up my Windows 8 experience with a single word: awful. I could have chosen a number of other words - terrible, horrible, painful and execrable all spring to mind - but it doesn't matter, the sentiment is the same." I've been using Windows 8 Release Preview on both my ZenBook and my regular desktop since its release, and here's my short review: "I like it." Issues a-plenty, but for what is essentially a 1.0 release - not bad. It's a hell of a lot better than other releases which were similar in scope (Mac OS X 10.0, KDE 4.0).
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Who's buying tablets?
by IndigoJo on Sun 17th Jun 2012 07:18 UTC
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The remodelling of dekstop UIs to run on tablets seems pointless - the majority of computers that run Windows still have the old keyboard/mouse/screen format, not a single touch screen. A trip to any computer shop will demonstrate that. There are a lot of cheap laptops being sold for the same price as an iPad, they have bigger hard drives and memory and a proper keyboard with a trackpad, and they run Windows 7. I've seen the Linux desktop environment people adapt their systems for touch screens for years, much to the detriment of keyboard/mouse/screen users, and haven't seen any tablets in the shops that use KDE or GNOME 3. Nor have I seen Android running on laptops (although it's possible to install it on some netbooks). Why would anyone want to run a Windows tablet OS on a laptop or desktop?

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