Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 24th Oct 2012 22:44 UTC
Windows "There may be a time in the future when all the bugs have been fixed, the third-party app support has arrived, and some very smart engineers in Redmond have ironed out the physical kinks in this type of product which prevent it from being all that it can be. But that time isn't right now - and unfortunately for Microsoft, the clock is ticking." The Verge's review is not so positive, because they focus on what Surface is now.
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Toy
by Lorin on Thu 25th Oct 2012 07:15 UTC
Lorin
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2010-04-06

If it can't run Solid Works and compile a kernel it is just a stylish new toy that locks you down with a high price tag.

Almost forgot, Someone I know in retail in Hong Kong has one and decided to bring it over the border to China, the largest market on earth, guess what? With China actively blocking Facebook, Twitter and nearly every other social network, it barely does anything.

Excluding that market is suicide since they outspend Americans on these toys.

Edited 2012-10-25 07:24 UTC

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RE: Toy
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 25th Oct 2012 14:04 in reply to "Toy"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

If it can't run Solid Works and compile a kernel it is just a stylish new toy that locks you down with a high price tag.


Who said it couldn't compile a kernel?

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RE[2]: Toy
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 25th Oct 2012 16:26 in reply to "RE: Toy"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Windows RT has a browser that runs JavaScript.
JavaScript is Turing complete

Hence:

http://bellard.org/jslinux/

Should be able to compile a kernel in less than a month or two...

I wouldn't be surprised if Windows RT got a real native compiler at some point, but until then its still possible.

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RE: Toy
by zima on Wed 31st Oct 2012 23:59 in reply to "Toy"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

If it can't run Solid Works and compile a kernel it is just a stylish new toy

Because so many people care about Solid Works or compiling kernels (hell, by now the kernel-compiling thing is never done by a vast majority of desktop Linux users, I'm sure), on their highly portable tablet...

But WRT UIs in general: especially ~CAD of various kind could be awesome on (large) touchscreens down the line - back to the drawing board model of interaction, after the short detour to unnatural, unwieldy (decoupled from input) monitors.

And I imagine that some apps for Chinese social networks will show up quickly...

Edited 2012-11-01 00:08 UTC

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