Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 3rd Jul 2011 22:04 UTC
Apple Even though I was extremely sceptical of this whole tablet thing, I bought an iPad 2 a few weeks ago. Obviously, this occasion couldn't pass by without a proper review of the thing on OSNews, so here we are. Inside, my view on the iPad 2, and more importantly, how my perception of tablets has been turned around completely.
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by graig on Mon 4th Jul 2011 02:27 UTC
graig
Member since:
2010-09-18

my favorite app for my ipad is Procreate. it's a drawing app. and if you like to draw, it's amazing.

right now i wouldn't buy anything else than an ipad, because this software is on it. and i think that's where apple is going to win. they are developing a software ecosystem, and they are getting there first, so they will win the tablet area because of the software.

im not sure if microsoft has the right idea with windows 8. they are going to try to put all their old software and all the old windows apps by turning windows into their fresh new tablet os. old windows apps are not tablet friendly. also they risk alienating their windows desktop/laptop users by making it so tablet oriented. and they risk their new windows 8 tablet not having tablet software for it. who's gonna write tablet software if their tablet can just run regular windows software?

people want to develop for the ipad right now because it's so new. it reminds me of the commodore 64 hand me down i had. there was tons of software on the disks. and it was just fun to play with. the ipad has captured people's imaginations.

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RE: apps.
by vivainio on Mon 4th Jul 2011 07:03 in reply to "apps."
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

they are developing a software ecosystem, and they are getting there first, so they will win the tablet area because of the software.


Er, B doesn't follow from A here. Being first somewhere doesn't mean squat these days.

My (long term) prediction:

Microsoft will win over high end tablet market with Windows 8. This gives Apple more than a year to rake in the money though. iPad won't be "dead", but it won't be the most desired tablet anymore.

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RE[2]: apps.
by bnolsen on Mon 4th Jul 2011 13:23 in reply to "RE: apps."
bnolsen Member since:
2006-01-06

I'm really not so sure about win8 winning the tablet space. Microsoft has historically made money on a per license basis, a lot of money. If they try to continue this they will have a huge uphill battle against apple who controls the hardware and store and android who mostly just controls the store. I just don't see how MS can be profitable considering they have zero market now and it won't just automatically materialize for them.

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RE: apps.
by f0dder on Mon 4th Jul 2011 15:30 in reply to "apps."
f0dder Member since:
2009-08-05

im not sure if microsoft has the right idea with windows 8. they are going to try to put all their old software and all the old windows apps by turning windows into their fresh new tablet os.
Are they? I thought they were going to use the ARM version of Win8 for that, which basically means no backwards compatibility.

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