Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Nov 2013 18:41 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
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The big story in The New York Times on November 20, 1985, concerned Hurricane Kate's advance as it smashed into northern Cuba and the Florida Keys before barreling north to threaten the Gulf Coast. But another big story -- for the technology world -- was about to unfold thousands of miles away in Las Vegas, where the Comdex trade show was getting under way.

Apple had grabbed headlines a year earlier with the introduction of its graphical Macintosh. Now, after two years of delays, Microsoft was finally ready to debut the much-promised Microsoft Windows.

It became the blueprint for many of Microsoft's new product launches. Early versions suck, but get progressively better over the years.

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RE[7]: Is there hope?
by MOS6510 on Thu 21st Nov 2013 23:07 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Is there hope?"
MOS6510
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2011-05-12

The PC invaded homes from work replacing the home computer, because people wanted to do at home what they did at work.

Now the iPad invaded work from home, because people wanted to use it at work.

I think Windows tablets have a chance if they prove their value in the working environment and people take them from there to home. If you already have a Windows tablet, do you need another one too?

An iPad is great, but I think it's designed for consumer use and not to be used in a business environment. If I used a tablet at/for work I'd want it to easily access the file server for example, open files in Microsoft Office and save them back to the file server. This is not easy with an iPad.

Give me a tablet that connect with the corporate network, VPN or local WiFi, and becomes a full member. Acces to all the recourses and files.

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RE[8]: Is there hope?
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 21st Nov 2013 23:32 in reply to "RE[7]: Is there hope?"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

The PC invaded homes from work replacing the home computer, because people wanted to do at home what they did at work.


A PC (aka Personal Computer) isn't a Home Computer??

Now the iPad invaded work from home, because people wanted to use it at work.


It did? People use ipads at work? Why?

Give me a tablet that connect with the corporate network, VPN or local WiFi, and becomes a full member. Acces to all the recourses and files.


That heavily depends on the particulars of said network. If its set up correctly, my Nexus 7 can do that.

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RE[9]: Is there hope?
by MOS6510 on Thu 21st Nov 2013 23:46 in reply to "RE[8]: Is there hope?"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

A PC (aka Personal Computer) isn't a Home Computer??


In the 80's we made a distinction between IBM PCs & compatibles and home computers (Commodore 64/128/Amiga, MSX, ZX Spectrum, Atari, Acorn, etc...).



It did? People use ipads at work? Why?


http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/article/fortune_500_companies_moving...

In my personal experience sales people of 3rd parties pull iPads to show presentations. Our QC department uses them to pull in temperature data from sensors and transfer that data to a portal site while adding some info manually.

I use mine for system administration when not at my desk or to draw stuff to support me explaining things to other people. As I come in very early I'm usually the only one around and when I don't have any pressing matters I use it for iTunes U.

Our sales people use them for email and presentations when they are traveling abroad, because they dislike the weight of a laptop.

That heavily depends on the particulars of said network. If its set up correctly, my Nexus 7 can do that.


Yes, but I'm not sure that's going to help the future of Windows RT.

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RE[8]: Is there hope?
by tidux on Fri 22nd Nov 2013 17:50 in reply to "RE[7]: Is there hope?"
tidux Member since:
2011-08-13

> I think Windows tablets have a chance if they prove their value in the working environment and people take them from there to home.

That is 100% never going to happen because Windows RT can't join an Active Directory domain. OOPS.

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RE[8]: Is there hope?
by abraxas on Fri 22nd Nov 2013 18:53 in reply to "RE[7]: Is there hope?"
abraxas Member since:
2005-07-07

Give me a tablet that connect with the corporate network, VPN or local WiFi, and becomes a full member. Acces to all the recourses and files.


Android has both Sonicwall and Cisco VPN clients, RDP, and the ability to map drives with some software. I have clients in the field that are already going this route. No you cannot join it to a domain AFAIK but does that matter if you have a terminal server?

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RE[9]: Is there hope?
by MOS6510 on Fri 22nd Nov 2013 19:36 in reply to "RE[8]: Is there hope?"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

No, you are right.

Personally I think Windows Domains are overrated and do more harm than good.

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