Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 17th Sep 2011 00:18 UTC
Windows In the article on Windows 8, I already mentioned that in order to demonstrate the viability of Metro for something other than Facebook and Twitter, Microsoft should come up with a Metro interface for Microsoft Office - one that doesn't leave out 90% of Office's features. Well, Microsoft has hinted that they are, indeed, working on Metro Office. In addition, it turns out Microsoft isn't entirely sure to how to address the issue if legacy applications on ARM.
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RE[4]: Whiners!
by FealDorf on Sat 17th Sep 2011 22:50 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Whiners!"
FealDorf
Member since:
2008-01-07

But this has never been a strict slow progressive evolution. Instead, it's a sporadic one, of ridicule and hype. iPhone for instance was a tremendous game-changer in smartphone market. It's not a "bunch of idiots".

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RE[5]: Whiners!
by Anonymous Penguin on Sat 17th Sep 2011 23:09 in reply to "RE[4]: Whiners!"
Anonymous Penguin Member since:
2005-07-06

While I own a 17" MacBook Pro, I have never cared for iPhones. What are they? Phones? No, a simple but fully functional phone costs 20 Euro. Cameras? Buy a better camera for much less. Surf the intenet? Hardly, with a 3.5-inch display. It is just human madness, we allow to get ourselves brainwashed by hype.

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RE[6]: Whiners!
by modmans2ndcoming on Sun 18th Sep 2011 18:06 in reply to "RE[5]: Whiners!"
modmans2ndcoming Member since:
2005-11-09

iPhones/Android Phones are multi-modal communication devices....that means that I can e-mail, IM, SMS, phone,video chat, remote desktop, find information on the web, snap a picture of something that I need to send to someone so they have a concept of what I am talking about... From nearly any place I have a cell signal.

There is a lot of value in that for a lot of people.


I can also, listen to my music, play games, and read books.

Mobile computing is a very important aspect to modern computing and communication that is probably as game changing as the Web was.

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