Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 1st Sep 2012 21:15 UTC
Windows The Verge published a video demonstrating how desktop mode and Office 2013 - a desktop application - work on Windows RT, the ARM version of Windows 8. The video showed a desktop mode that clearly didn't work well for touch, and even Office 2013, which has a rudimentary touch mode built-in, didn't work properly either. It looked and felt clunky, often didn't respond properly, and even showed touch lag.
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RE: Tired warn out company...
by darknexus on Sun 2nd Sep 2012 05:41 UTC in reply to "Tired warn out company..."
darknexus
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Can't figure out why you were modded down, as you raise some seriously valid points. Balmer is an incompetent, pure and simple. I'm convinced that the board keeps him around just for entertainment value. He has no idea how to bring a product to market and, further, has no vision for the end result. I also think Ms was a bit too quick to jump on the "me too" bandwagon from the fear that they would be left behind. Now, they have no idea what to do with it or, at least, the top brass are clueless. They want a tablet os, but they can't break compatibility, yet they want to lock it down like iOS but that would piss off their enterprise customers, etc. They've got a lot of baggage with no idea where to drop it, and I think with Balmer and the rest of that crue in charge, that baggage will drag them under the water. They need new blood in management, pure and simple, and I hope they get it. As much as I don't like Microsoft, having a monopoly controlled by Apple at the top scares me even more.

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