Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 2nd Dec 2011 18:41 UTC
Windows Windows 8 will have both the new Metro-style applications and user interface and the traditional Windows 7 desktop for legacy applications, which kind of runs like an application. Since legacy applications have to be recompiled to run on ARM anyway, it's always been a bit unclear if the ARM version of Windows 8 would include the legacy desktop at all - even Microsoft itself confirmed it wasn't sure yet. Microsoft bloggers Mary-Jo Foley and Paul Thurrot have fresh rumours that Microsoft has now made the decision to remove the legacy desktop from the ARM version.
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RE[7]: missed opportunity
by lucas_maximus on Sun 4th Dec 2011 15:52 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: missed opportunity"
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I know some Art teachers that are loving the iPad because they can actually Paint on it. That is as much content creation as creating blog/Latex/whatever.

Like most computing devices, an iPad is a tool. PCs with keyboard and mice are good for certain things, other input methods (touch and before that Wacom Tablets).

Some in this thread seem to be trying to compare a Hammer to a Torque Wrench.

Personally I would loved to have a tablet and used that as a notebook in lectures.

I can imagine people using large touch based screen for Cad and Cam ... in fact the best bit of the Iron Man movie was when he was using the holographic interface to design the first suit.

Also even Jean Luc Picard used an iPad/Kindle for some stuff and what was blatently a netbook (though I can't find the images).

Edited 2011-12-04 15:54 UTC

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