Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Feb 2013 11:23 UTC
Windows And there we are - the Surface Pro reviews are in. Reading through them all, there's clearly a common theme, and it's not particularly positive. We're a few months in now, so I think we can finally call it: Windows 8 and Surface are the wrong way to go.
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grat
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OK so when Microsoft allow us to run "legacy" window applications outside of Metro, we complain that the interface is not touch friendly.

On RT where they restrict our ability to install "legacy" apps we complain that they are restricting us.

Do you see the problem here.


Yes, but apparently you don't. Metro is a perfectly reasonable tablet/phone interface. Windows 7 is a perfectly reasonable desktop interface.

Windows 8 (and by extension, Surface Pro) is the result of using duct tape to jam two totally disparate application environments together, and call it a "unified operating system".

Much like a flying car, it doesn't serve either of it's purposes well-- a car makes a lousy airplane, and an airplane makes a lousy car.

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