Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Jun 2012 21:16 UTC
Windows This rumour has been rummaging around the web for a few days, but now that The New York Times has picked it up, it probably carries a bit more validity than it did before. Microsoft invited members of the press to a mystery event coming Monday, and supposedly, the company will launch its very own ARM tablet running Windows RT.
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RE: Most people don't get windows 8
by ichi on Sat 16th Jun 2012 20:23 UTC in reply to "Most people don't get windows 8"
ichi
Member since:
2007-03-06

Fundamentally a tablet is no different from a desktop/laptop once you add a _decent_ keyboard and mouse. This is best explained in terms of the iPad 3 (OK I know -- it's called the "new iPad"). So suppose a user WANTS to run Photoshop or Excel or a full IDE on an iPad 3 like device. All they need to do is add a _decent_ keyboard and mouse, they already have a very good screen with more pixels than most desktops.


That would be cool if it wasn't because window management is pretty much non existant on tablets, so it would only work if you are using your computer as an appliance where you are booting to run one single app.

And that's exactly why people complain about Metro (besides looking like a web page with missing CSS): it's bringing all the limitations of window management from tablets to the desktop.

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MollyC Member since:
2006-07-04

Well, I'd guess that 90% of users hate "window management", which is why they run their apps maximized. For those that need multiple windows running, W8 still has the desktop. What I see is that the sefl-proclaimed "power users" can't accept the fact that they are in the severe minority of users, and they're pissed that Microsoft is going to cater to the 90% now, rather than the 10%. Those folks need to get over it, and need to get over themselves while they're at it.

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quackalist Member since:
2007-08-27

I'd guess that 100% of guessers don't really know what they're talking about and just guessing...could be wrong though as it's just a guess.

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ichi Member since:
2007-03-06

they're pissed that Microsoft is going to cater to the 90% now, rather than the 10%. Those folks need to get over it, and need to get over themselves while they're at it.


I'm not pissed, I just think that it sucks at addressing my needs (I'm not a "self proclaimed power user", but I have the feeling your intention was tagging all the dissenters).

A fair complain, I think, but then again I don't even use Windows so it's not like I care that much.

Just my opinion. Deal with it without trying to find lame excuses for my reasons.

Edited 2012-06-18 17:34 UTC

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