Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 16th Jun 2012 17:52 UTC
Windows Adrian Kingsley-Hughes pens a rant on Windows 8, calling it 'awful': "I'm now ready to sum up my Windows 8 experience with a single word: awful. I could have chosen a number of other words - terrible, horrible, painful and execrable all spring to mind - but it doesn't matter, the sentiment is the same." I've been using Windows 8 Release Preview on both my ZenBook and my regular desktop since its release, and here's my short review: "I like it." Issues a-plenty, but for what is essentially a 1.0 release - not bad. It's a hell of a lot better than other releases which were similar in scope (Mac OS X 10.0, KDE 4.0).
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Who's buying tablets?
by IndigoJo on Sun 17th Jun 2012 07:18 UTC
IndigoJo
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2005-07-06

The remodelling of dekstop UIs to run on tablets seems pointless - the majority of computers that run Windows still have the old keyboard/mouse/screen format, not a single touch screen. A trip to any computer shop will demonstrate that. There are a lot of cheap laptops being sold for the same price as an iPad, they have bigger hard drives and memory and a proper keyboard with a trackpad, and they run Windows 7. I've seen the Linux desktop environment people adapt their systems for touch screens for years, much to the detriment of keyboard/mouse/screen users, and haven't seen any tablets in the shops that use KDE or GNOME 3. Nor have I seen Android running on laptops (although it's possible to install it on some netbooks). Why would anyone want to run a Windows tablet OS on a laptop or desktop?

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RE: Who's buying tablets?
by Nelson on Sun 17th Jun 2012 21:45 in reply to "Who's buying tablets?"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

1. Windows still has Desktop Mode.
2. A great majority of Windows sales are preinstalled on new devices. If you look at Computex 2012, there were dozens (literally, dozens) of devices shown. From tablets, to laptops with touchscreens, to touchscreen all in ones, to convertible tablet hybrids.

3. Making design decisions today using statistics that may not hold true a few years in is foolish. Maybe TODAY tablets haven't surpassed general purpose PC sales but what do the trends look like?

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