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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RE: Toy
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 25th Oct 2012 14:04 UTC 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[3]: Toy
by zima on Wed 31st Oct 2012 04:35 in reply to "RE[2]: Toy"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

JavaScript is Turing complete
Hence:
http://bellard.org/jslinux/

Hm, so it could also run virtually any arbitrary emulator inside of it...
I think I know what I'll be wasting CPU cycles on ;) (well, maybe in a decade or two)

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