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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rr7.num7
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2010-04-30

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.


I did something similar, with a laptop with Debian installed. It took me about an hour. It's not 15 minutes, but it's not bad either, I think. I also taught him how to install applications (Software Center). It was about a year ago and he hasn't had any problems. He already knew more or less how to browse the internet but that's it.

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taila Member since:
2009-09-21

I think the reason people think pads/tablets are better than PC is because they, the current ones are basically improved smartphones, bigger screen for reading and writing on.

And of cause everyone knows a smart phone and is battling with the small screen these small power houses come with. The familiarity of the smartphone therefore makes a larger smartphone easier to work with.

The current tablets are not from the same line as PCs and frankly here in South Africa they are very expensive and I have not seen anyone using it yet. Yes they are available at shops but they are rare.

On the other hand my wife and kids have had a lot more fun using linux at home than they ever had using windows. Just the amount of apps available for just about anything they need is amazing.

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