Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Jun 2012 00:10 UTC
Windows So, the Microsoft announcement - taking place as I write this, 01:45 in my timezone - turns out to be a bigger deal than expected. Microsoft just announced it's going full-on hardware - the company announced a new tablet called 'Surface', and boy, is this thing something to behold. Microsoft's hardware partners? They're not happy right now. Update: Here's Microsoft's official Surface site. I believe someone coined the phrase 'sexy as a succubus' in the comments about Vizio? Stealin' it! Update II: They aren't just taking the iPad head-on - this is a straight-up MacBook Air competitor.
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RE[7]: ARM
by westlake on Tue 19th Jun 2012 22:41 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: ARM"
westlake
Member since:
2010-01-07

Why does MS try so hard to prevent me from using a device I own to run what I want?


The Win RT tablet includes MS Office Home & Student. That defines it as a mass market consumer product. The Win 8 Pro tablet is an enterprise grade ultrabook for the Windows eco-system.

Keep it simple, stupid.

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RE[8]: ARM
by Soulbender on Wed 20th Jun 2012 03:37 in reply to "RE[7]: ARM"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Nice job dodging the question.
Again, what's the reason for locking out everyone else if not to stifle competition? Why would I not be "allowed" to buy an ARM device running Windows from, say, Acer and install something else on it?

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