Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 24th Oct 2012 22:42 UTC
Windows "After using Microsoft's Surface for the past week I can say that I honestly get it. This isn't an iPad competitor, nor is it an Android tablet competitor. It truly is something different. A unique perspective, not necessarily the right one, but a different one that will definitely resonate well with some (not all) users." AnandTech's review is positive, because they focus on Surface's potential.
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Comment by stooovie
by stooovie on Wed 24th Oct 2012 23:30 UTC
stooovie
Member since:
2006-01-25

Yeah. Playbook had potential. Touchpad had potential. Heck even old Windows tablets had potential. Sadly, people tend not to shop for potential, and they shouldn't.

Potential is akin to a great idea. It's nothing without great execution.

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RE: Comment by stooovie
by Nelson on Wed 24th Oct 2012 23:38 in reply to "Comment by stooovie"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

There's a clear difference: You can see the road in front of you with Windows. Not so much with webOS backed by HP much less RIM.

It is a given that the Windows ecosystem will grow apps. It is a given that stock apps will be updated (and they have been, numerous times since RTM). It is a given that Microsoft isn't going to disappear tomorrow (not so much for RIM, and HP doesn't know what its doing).

There is a lot less uncertainty with a Surface and with Microsoft's ecosystem to even warrant a comparison.

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RE[2]: Comment by stooovie
by tylerdurden on Thu 25th Oct 2012 02:50 in reply to "RE: Comment by stooovie"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

Indeed, just like Windows for Pen and derivates have been the dominant tablet platform for the past decade, and how Windows CE took over the embedded markets, and them Windows Phones are flying off the shelves during the past couple of years with all that overwhelming amount of apps . Oh, wait....

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RE[2]: Comment by stooovie
by UltraZelda64 on Thu 25th Oct 2012 05:06 in reply to "RE: Comment by stooovie"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

And your point is...?

I would want to tread down the road Windows is going down about as much as I would want to go down whatever road RIM is heading. Which is to say, not at all.

RIM and WebOS may be heading nowhere, but Windows is effectively hitting a dead end from my perspective and if I were still on it, now would be the time to get the hell off.

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RE: Comment by stooovie
by drcouzelis on Thu 25th Oct 2012 11:47 in reply to "Comment by stooovie"
drcouzelis Member since:
2010-01-11

Sadly, people tend not to shop for potential, and they shouldn't.

I USE HAIKU, YOU INCENSITIVE CLOD!

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