Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd Jun 2012 01:48 UTC
Windows This intrigued me. I decided to see what would happen if you plug a Windows Phone 7.5 device - my HTC HD7 in this case - into a Windows 8 machine (the release preview). The answer? Nothing happens. If you combine Microsoft's prime desktop operating system and prime mobile offering, nothing happens. No dialogs, no sync options, no check for updates, no backups, no audio/video transfer, not even a mount or a dialog to download Zune. They've got only a few months to address this.
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RE[2]: Comment by stabbyjones
by daedalus on Fri 22nd Jun 2012 08:53 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by stabbyjones"
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Yep, it should search for a driver, install it and start using it. All of which should take a fraction of a second, not several seconds and apparently a lot of effort as Windows makes out. On my Mac or Linux machines, I plug in a mouse and it's responsive by the time my hand moves from the USB plug to the mouse. On my Windows machine I get several notifications popping up, searching for drivers and all that, and then it works. Not a big deal really, but since all three OSes are doing the same thing, I think it's reasonable to expect a similar response time.

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