“Microsoft has started sending out invites to a special ‘Surface Reception’ event on October 25th. Alongside a Windows 8 introduction, the software giant will launch its highly anticipated tablet at midnight on October 26th – according to a company spokesperson. Some of Microsoft’s holiday pop-up stores will open for the Surface launch at midnight, with other Microsoft Stores selling the tablet on October 26th.” Very curious about pricing. That’s going to be the key.
Microsoft to launch Surface 26 October
2012-10-04 Windows 2 Comments
I don’t care what Windows 8 or whatever costs, I will NOT be buying into this mess. Having used the previews the past few months, I have to say the general public is not going to go for it either. It’s just a mess of interfaces, gestures that have no place on a desktop or laptop but might work on a tablet or phone. I will stick with 7, my Linux, and my OS X and their configurability, infinitely adjustable multiple windows and everything else that makes Microsoft’s current OS so much better. I am not some luddite that does not like change, that change just has to be for the better, and the Metro interface, while good for a tablet, is completely worthless on a laptop or desktop, with its schizophrenic interfaces and hidden menus and controls.