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.
Thread beginning with comment 522469
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
WorknMan
Member since:
2005-11-13

Apple appeals to both the tech and non-tech world alike


Does it? I don't know any techies personally that are really into Apple products. In fact, most would rather have their balls crushed by a wooden mallot than own any product with an Apple logo on it. So I'm not convinced that Macs and iPhones are the domain of geeks.

I know folks who use Macs for things like video editing and music production, but they're not exactly what I would call techies - more like professionals who use computers to get work done. Not the kind of crowd Metro would appeal to ;)

Reply Parent Score: 1

reduz Member since:
2006-02-25

Techies don't have to like Apple products, but they sure get fed up when their "family" computers get infested with viruses/trojans/etc. That's when they end up recommending or purchasing Macs/iPads as gifts.
This is an extremely common scenario in today's world.

Edited 2012-06-17 14:53 UTC

Reply Parent Score: 2

zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Extremely common? If insisting on such style of modifier, "extremely rare" is closer.

Well, maybe quite common in some atypical places throughout the world... but in most of it your "family"(?) would laugh you out from suggesting to get an Apple machine; and gifting one would probably fall under awkward.

Reply Parent Score: 2

David Member since:
1997-10-01

Walk around the Silicon Valley area a while, and you'll see an awful lot of Apple hardware in the hands of hard-core software developer types. And iPhones and iPads too.

Reply Parent Score: 1

zima Member since:
2005-07-06

I know folks who use Macs for things like video editing and music production, but they're not exactly what I would call techies - more like professionals who use computers to get work done. Not the kind of crowd Metro would appeal to ;)

I'd say that a large touchscreen UI could be awesome for video editing and music production...

And MS, with Metro, probably aims the most out of all players at such usage, considering their push of Metro with "serious" OS, or the continuing development of Surface (the ~table kind) and its display tech.

Reply Parent Score: 2