Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 21st Dec 2011 18:56 UTC
Windows Windows 8 will be one of the most significant releases for Microsoft ever, since it pretty much rethinks the entire graphical user interface. One of the problems I personally see with Metro is that it doesn't appear to be particularly conducive to getting actual work done. In an interview with The Verge, Microsoft design director Steve Kaneko confirmed that it's hard to adapt applications like Office to use Metro.
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RE: Comment by tomchr
by Alfman on Thu 22nd Dec 2011 03:40 UTC in reply to "Comment by tomchr"
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"What worries me though is the aparrent gap between ARM and X86 versions of Windows 8. I really want a tablet with the ability of running legacy x86 applications."

For better or worse, that ship has sailed - tablets were capable of doing that circa 2001.

It's said that microsoft's tablet software was ahead of it's time, or ahead of the hardware anyway (P2 speeds, no battery life, hard disk drives, heavy, etc). Handwriting was a "first class data type".

I personally wanted one, but they were way out of my price range, so I never got one. If they could have been magically priced into the $500 range, I suspect there would have been enough demand to kick start the tablet market back then, even with limited hardware.

Unfortunately that didn't happen, and the modern tablets which are coming to market today are much more heavily influenced by DRM and corporate control than their predecessors.

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