Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Jun 2012 00:10 UTC
Windows So, the Microsoft announcement - taking place as I write this, 01:45 in my timezone - turns out to be a bigger deal than expected. Microsoft just announced it's going full-on hardware - the company announced a new tablet called 'Surface', and boy, is this thing something to behold. Microsoft's hardware partners? They're not happy right now. Update: Here's Microsoft's official Surface site. I believe someone coined the phrase 'sexy as a succubus' in the comments about Vizio? Stealin' it! Update II: They aren't just taking the iPad head-on - this is a straight-up MacBook Air competitor.
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RE[2]: *yawn*
by Bit_Rapist on Wed 20th Jun 2012 04:34 UTC in reply to "RE: *yawn*"
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I think one needs to look no further than the device sales and Nokia to see that while Metro has its fans, largely it has failed to attract real interest in the market.

As for tech geeks the moment I heard Windows Phone 7 has a 'registry' I was floored. Has Microsoft learned nothing over the years ? Whats next? Does it support OLE/COM/ActiveX component interfaces along with the .net framework? lol.

I began to loathe the registry after working with and supporting Windows over many years. The last thing I want is to deal with an abomination like that on my phone.

Metro itself I don't think is bad, I'm just not sure it offers a better way of doing things vs Android or iOS. It strikes me as being different for the sake of being different.

I am just amazed that the sales guy CEO was OK with throwing a low selling interface onto a flagship product that brings in a large portion of the company's revenue.

I'm just a dude on the Internet of course and maybe this thing will be an amazing success. I hope so for the simple fact that I have a lot of friends and family who make their living at Microsoft but myself personally ... I'm just not excited. Windows 7 excited me. This thing along with Windows 8 just feels like a few steps backwards.

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