Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Feb 2013 11:23 UTC
Windows And there we are - the Surface Pro reviews are in. Reading through them all, there's clearly a common theme, and it's not particularly positive. We're a few months in now, so I think we can finally call it: Windows 8 and Surface are the wrong way to go.
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unheeding
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2013-02-08

Let me guess, you work for Microsoft Brazil?

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miguelholandes Member since:
2013-02-07

I am new here, do not know how to quote yet....

<<Let me guess, you work for Microsoft Brazil?>>

No not at all....and I have used Linux too, lots of different distributions.... I really think Windows 8 is great, easy to use, pleasant for the eye, and I think it is unique that it gives you two different ways to work within one os. On top of that, the price is really very low, or at least was, I bought it for about 26 euro for the update version during the promotion period. That is dirt cheap, it also means that one reason to use Linux, that it is for free, hardly is a valid anymore, why subject yourself to all these bugs and lack of software only to save yourself 26 euro or so....that is weird.

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r_a_trip Member since:
2005-07-06

That is dirt cheap, it also means that one reason to use Linux, that it is for free, hardly is a valid anymore, why subject yourself to all these bugs and lack of software only to save yourself 26 euro or so....that is weird.


As if price is the only reason to use Linux. How about the freedom to use your system as you see fit? Not everybody needs a ready-made, one-system-fits-all solution.

When it comes to software. Do you need the platform that has thousands of applications you don't have a need for or the platform that has the applications you want? It all depends on what you want to do with a given system.

When it comes to bugs, all software has bugs. Linux isn't more or less buggy then Windows or OS X.

Personally, I'm glad that I'm a Linux user. It has given me the option (at home) to sidestep the harebrained idea to replace an efficient, context preserving menu with an ill fitting, context destroying, (mobile inspired) floating overlay, with badly organized program shortcuts.

If these new fangled interface elements would have been optional, I wouldn't have minded as much, but these things are force fed.

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