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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No it isnt
Member since:
2005-11-14

And you're WRONG, since tablets are bought by gadget freaks (and media folks), never by technophobes, and hardly ever by "everyone else".

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

"never by technophobes, and hardly ever by "everyone else"."

It's called Ipad.. and it's been pretty darn successful outside the gadget geek and media weenie market segments. Maybe you've heard of it?

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Still only ever saw 1 (one) in the wild though since it was released, and that was the one from an Apple fanatic.

Then again, I don't live in the Starbucks-university-city centre triangle.

Edited 2011-02-23 13:39 UTC

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No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

Has it? All stats I've seen point to the average buyer being the average Apple fanboy.

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WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

"never by technophobes, and hardly ever by "everyone else"."

It's called Ipad.. and it's been pretty darn successful outside the gadget geek and media weenie market segments. Maybe you've heard of it?


Ya, my dad owns one... took me about 15-20 minutes to show him pretty much everything he needed to know about using it, including installing apps. Try THAT with a netbook ;)

He bought one in early May; talked to him last night and said he's still very happy with it. His favorite app is the MLB one.

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RichterKuato Member since:
2010-05-14

I hear what you're saying but if these devices aren't getting regular folk interested in computers they're a step in the right direction. Personally, I know my mom (a regular person) is interested in having one but right now they're too expensive. (which I agree with)

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