Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 23rd Jun 2012 17:05 UTC
Windows Two links to Marco Arment within a few days? Well, if you make good points: "Many Windows developers were upset that iOS development had to be done on a Mac, but it didn't hurt Apple: the most important developers for iOS apps were already using Macs. But the success of Windows 8 and Windows Phone in the consumer space requires many of those consumer-product developers, now entrenched in the Apple ecosystem, to care so much about Windows development that they want to use Windows to develop for it. How likely is that?" As usual a bit too Apple-centric (he implies - as explicit as possible while still being implicit - that only iOS developers can create great applications), but his point still stands. Judging by the abysmal quality of Microsoft's own Metro applications (Mail, Video, Music, People, IE10, etc.), even Microsoft doesn't know how to create great Metro applications.
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RE[7]: Comment by sagum
by Flatland_Spider on Sun 24th Jun 2012 20:20 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by sagum"
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"Microsoft wins by default, pretty soon like I said only a few OEMs will be even playing ball with Android tabs.

Especially more PC oriented OEMs who already have their bread and butter with Windows.

Well... Acer has broke the silence of the OEMs and it's not good for Microsoft.

From the article :"Instead, Ahrens would like to see Microsoft focus on the Windows 8 user experience and leave the hardware creation to its hardware partners."

The Windows OEMs create crappy hardware experiences, including Acer. Ahrens is just mad that MS is now producing a reference model that people will judge their hardware against. Their cheap, cut all corners hardware and stuffed to the gills with crapware software load is going to look pretty bad against the cherry picked stuff from MS.

As I mentioned, there has to be the "in your face" disruptive feature. I yet to see it in Windows8, or in Surface.

You're thinking consumer, and that's not who is going to buy this initially.

The disruptive feature is a full fledged Windows OS with printing, Active Directory integration, and Windows apps. This is answering the need of businesses that need a tablet that is more PC then phone.

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