Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 22nd Feb 2011 23:26 UTC
Windows Ever since the successful development and launch of Windows 7, Microsoft has become ever tighter-lipped about Windows development. Sure, it dropped the bomb about releasing Windows 8 for ARM, but that's it. Nothing on features or timetables (other than 'three years after Windows 7'). Well, the usually well-connected (inside Microsoft, that is) Mary-Jo Foley now claims to have a legit development roadmap - and it seems everything is on track for a Windows 8 beta in September 2011.
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I agree with your first point, but not with your second point "Really, I think Tablets are what Netbooks were meant to be.", netbooks are just small laptops(*) which have their distinct usage..

*: at the beginning those were sold at a premium, but then Asus noticed that in fact those could be produced cheaper (smaller screen) so created the netbook marketing concept.

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The way I see it Netbooks were supposed to be computers dedicated to internet use. Because they didn't need all of the functionality of a PC, they could be made cheaper. But they came off as being cheap laptops.

I think they just didn't go far enough, so most people couldn't tell the difference. But with Smartphones and Tablets there is a clear difference.

It's worth noting that Smartbooks were going to something like this but I guess they waited a little to long to launch or something.

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