Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 3rd Sep 2012 00:39 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Efforts are split between models in which keyboards detach from screens, ones in which the keys remain attached but can be hidden behind displays, and traditional fixed clamshell designs." None of these really float my boat. They work with clunky connectors and weird hinges, while I'd much rather have Surface's nice magnetic connection. On top of that, Surface just looks way better than this stuff. Pretty clear why Microsoft felt the need to make their own hardware.
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RE[3]: piss poor design
by bassbeast on Wed 5th Sep 2012 05:19 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: piss poor design"
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Most people don't know this, but the reason WiME was a nightmare was they were in the middle of switching from the 9X VXD driver model to WDM and some idiot in MSFT thought it'd get more people on board if you could use the old VXD drivers as well as WDM.

If you had a machine that ONLY had WDM drivers? It was actually more stable than Win9X and ran quite well. If you had a system with ONLY VXD drivers? Then it was no better or worse than Win98SE. If you were like the majority and got an OEM that had a mix of WDM and VXD drivers? Welcome to the good ship crashalot, hope you weren't expecting to actually use the system for anything.

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