Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Oct 2012 12:14 UTC
Windows After yesterday's TV advertisement, Microsoft finally unveiled the pricing for its Surface tablet - the ARM Windows RT version that is. The cheapest Surface - 32GB without touch cover - will set you back $499. They're aiming straight for iPad pricing here, ignoring the popular cheaper Android offerings. Update: only available in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and the United States. As usual.
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RE[3]: Tipping point
by moondevil on Tue 16th Oct 2012 21:31 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Tipping point"
moondevil
Member since:
2005-07-08

Everything worked fine with standard document formats.

I never had problems exchanging data between Amiga and PC for all my music, image and documents.

With heterogeneous computing everyone needs to respect standards for data interchange, otherwise they dye.

Office only became the monster it is today, thanks to the hegemony of the Microsoft based systems in the PC world.

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RE[4]: Tipping point
by lucas_maximus on Tue 16th Oct 2012 22:50 in reply to "RE[3]: Tipping point"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Well standards are usually either implemented poorly or extended so they usually don't work.

Web Standards (as of today) are a joke.

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RE[4]: Tipping point
by zima on Tue 23rd Oct 2012 23:08 in reply to "RE[3]: Tipping point"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Everything worked fine with standard document formats.
I never had problems exchanging data between Amiga and PC for all my music, image and documents.
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Office only became the monster it is today, thanks to the hegemony of the Microsoft based systems in the PC world.

What standard formats? (and working across compact cassettes for C64 & Atari with their different data encoding formats, Amiga with 3.5, and the seemingly typical data-entry & accounting PC with 5.25?)

And Office took over because of... oversight of the older, established dominant players http://www.osnews.com/thread?522221 (stuck in the 80s? Maybe not very related to 80s micros, but...)

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