Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 1st Sep 2012 21:15 UTC
Windows The Verge published a video demonstrating how desktop mode and Office 2013 - a desktop application - work on Windows RT, the ARM version of Windows 8. The video showed a desktop mode that clearly didn't work well for touch, and even Office 2013, which has a rudimentary touch mode built-in, didn't work properly either. It looked and felt clunky, often didn't respond properly, and even showed touch lag.
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RE[8]: Window opportuniry
by TechGeek on Mon 3rd Sep 2012 03:48 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Window opportuniry"
TechGeek
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2006-01-14

That may be but it doesn't change the fact that Windows can only have one person log into the machine at a time. Even if one is remote. Period. Windows doesn't even offer command line access for other users. The only way to have multi user access is through Windows Terminal Server, which is NOT a desktop OS. Not to mention you need extra licenses to do it. But this isn't really a point that has anything to do with anything other than the fact that X offers features that don't exist in OS X and Windows.

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RE[9]: Window opportuniry
by lucas_maximus on Wed 5th Sep 2012 00:40 in reply to "RE[8]: Window opportuniry"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Home computer, the vast majority of time one person is using it while being sat in front of it. Multiple logons is not a common use case.

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RE[9]: Window opportuniry
by edwdig on Thu 6th Sep 2012 05:42 in reply to "RE[8]: Window opportuniry"
edwdig Member since:
2005-08-22

That may be but it doesn't change the fact that Windows can only have one person log into the machine at a time. Even if one is remote. Period.


Wrong. The limitation is that you can only have one user interacting with the GUI at a time. Starting with XP, you can have multiple users logged in simultaneously and switch between them in just a few mouse clicks (plus typing in the password on the account you're switching to). That usage probably works perfectly for 99.99% of home users. The "one user at the computer plus another accessing remotely" case is pretty rare for the average person.

Windows doesn't even offer command line access for other users.


Not sure what you're getting at here, but you can certainly open up a command prompt as a different user with the "Run as" feature. I think that's been in every NT based Windows.

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