Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 23rd Oct 2013 22:46 UTC

Early this year, I decided to take a risk.

As a geek, I like to reward those in the industry that try to be bold. That try to be different. That try to leave the beaten path. That look at the norm in the market, and decide to ignore it. Despite all its flaws, Microsoft did just that with its Metro user interface, incarnations of which are used on both Windows Phone and Windows 8.

I was a Windows Phone user since day one. I bought an HTC HD7 somewhere around release day, and imported it into The Netherlands, a year before the platform became available in The Netherlands. I wanted to reward Microsoft's mobile team for trying to be different, for being original, for not copying iOS and Android and instead coming up with something fresh and unique. Despite all the limitations and early adopter issues, I loved it.

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How is the performance on surface pro?
by rayx on Thu 24th Oct 2013 05:35 UTC
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I have used a WP7 and a WP8 phones. Both run smoothly. I have the impression that this is what people who haven't used windows phone before usually observe first. Regarding application updates, as I don't use mobile phone to connect internet that often, it's not an important thing for me. I have never used a surface product, but I am thinking to buy a surface pro later this year (my purpose is to learn windows 8 and write some programs). Does anyone know how is the performance on surface pro? Can I use it as a laptop in daily work? (I also plan to install ubuntu, because it's more convenient to use it for work. I'll probably use Wubi installation).

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