Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Dec 2010 22:56 UTC, submitted by fran
Windows Very light on details, but this is interesting nonetheless - very interesting, and potentially one of the biggest things to have hit the operating systems business this decade. Bloomberg is reporting that Microsoft plans to announce Windows for ARM processors at CES in January 2011.
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RE[5]: Two years away?
by spiderman on Wed 22nd Dec 2010 15:01 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Two years away?"
spiderman
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2008-10-23

Very well actually. This is how you should use Photoshop. Photoshop works better on a tablet with a stylus than on a screen with a mouse. I believe a tablet with Photoshop is pretty much a must have for any artist.

Edited 2010-12-22 15:01 UTC

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RE[6]: Two years away?
by Neolander on Wed 22nd Dec 2010 17:00 in reply to "RE[5]: Two years away?"
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2010-03-08

I second that. Properly set up graphics editors don't require a keyboard nor a mouse to work since Windows got a proper visual keyboard which shows up automatically when entering a text input field (was it in Vista or 7 ?). A pen tablet is sufficient. In fact, for some tasks like painting, it's better.

Then, of course, not all graphics editors are equal in this field. Photoshop's super-tiny controls are annoying when you want to use it with a tablet, Gimp is better in this area.

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RE[6]: Two years away?
by DeadFishMan on Wed 22nd Dec 2010 17:13 in reply to "RE[5]: Two years away?"
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2006-01-09

Very well actually. This is how you should use Photoshop. Photoshop works better on a tablet with a stylus than on a screen with a mouse. I believe a tablet with Photoshop is pretty much a must have for any artist.


Yeah, but you're talking about the early tablets that usually have a stylus and are supposed to be used as input devices only like those manufactured by Wacom and Genius unlike the current tablets that are akin to a small computer with a touch display even though some of the products of the former category do have displays in its higher and more expensive range. These are completely different devices intended for different use cases which I believe is the point that the parent poster was trying to make.

I can imagine that with the tablet version of an application like ArtRage an artist can accomplish a lot and I have even seen some of my favorite comic book artists such as Jim Lee taking a shot at it with surprisingly good results for pictures that look like finger painting! But make no mistake, these tablets are meant to be consumption devices.

I have yet to see anyone claiming that he/she bought an iPad to work with Photoshop in it...

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RE[7]: Two years away?
by spiderman on Wed 22nd Dec 2010 21:50 in reply to "RE[6]: Two years away?"
spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23

The problem is that everybody thinks a tablet is an iPad.
I was talking about tablet PC. There are many many different models in different shapes. There are convertible tablets like the lenovo thinkpad X60, there are small tablets like tha Archos 9, tiny tablets like the N900 and the ones you talk about that are only input devices.
Windows on ARM may be used in servers, desktops, tablets or your fridge. My point was that Microsoft designs and sells an OS. It does not sell a final product. Well, it does, but that is not its main business. I was replying to the post that said it was designed for server and not for tablet. Windows does already runs on x86 tablets. If they make an ARM version, why not run it on a tablet? (Not talking about the iPad at all here, the iPad runs iOS and you would be sued to hell by Apple if you tried to ran anything else on it)

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