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[2]: Window opportuniry
by AdrianoML on Tue 4th Sep 2012 16:50 UTC in reply to "RE: Window opportuniry"
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Uh huh... just like the huge opportunity that Linux had back when Win2k was released because of the "OMG 60,000 bugs!". Or the huge opportunity that Linux had when XP was released because of "OMG product activation!". Or the huge opportunity that Linux had when Vista was released because of "OMG DRM!".

Remind me, how did those "huge opportunities" work again?

They would all help if Microsoft didn't have such a strong arm to push their products trough OEMs.

It's not about who has the best product, but who is powerful enough. Look at Android, the first versions were fairly poor, and yet Google was able to force it trough many manufacturers.

You don't even need to go that far, Linux servers, HPC and supercomputers are mostly backed by powerful companies like Red Hat and IBM.

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