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    Quote Originally Posted by steveb View Post
    What they sold all twelve of them?
    I wonder who the other two buyers were, after Bill bought the first 10?

    Mind you, it could just as easily be a marketing ploy to make it sound as if it's flying out the 'window' to generate interest. As if that hasn't been done before.

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    The reviews I saw concluded it was too compromised for them to want to buy it.

    Shades of Timmy's famous toaster remarks.

    But it might be ok in some situations. E.G if you always travel first class, you may always the space and a table right there in front of you on the plane/train.Then when you get to the office , you have a desk so you can get the right position. You could just use it as a small notebook. That might work out fine. But it won't be because of the Metro twaddle. It will be because it is relatively small and light for a notebook.
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    Is Microsoft changing the way it's advertising the Surface Pro, removing the MPI and replacing it with a desktop interface in ads?

    From this:

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    To this:

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    Have they realised that showing a start menu all the time is pretty lame.

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    Interesting you mention that.

    When I was in Selfridges - extremely crowded - except for the windows area - which was completely deserted, that same thought crossed my mind.

    If the arrays of forlorn machines had been showing the desktop - instead of the repulsive squares - maybe a few people would have gone near them.

    What is MPI - massively poor interface?

    Ther are plenty of those kind of things about - NCI ( new crap interface ) is a particular favourite.
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    Meanwhile, as for the prepackaged w8 - it is all going great at amazon I see.

    W 7 at no 17 in software bestsellers and W 8 at 44 and 49.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    What is MPI - massively poor interface?

    Ther are plenty of those kind of things about - NCI ( new crap interface ) is a particular favourite.
    MPI- Mobile Phone Interface. Massively Poor Interface describes it quite well.
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    Has anyone ever heard of the Punch and Judy Show.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Has anyone ever heard of the Punch and Judy Show.
    Yes, it's a very ancient and respected comedy show pre-dating TV/radio, the opposite of Windows 8/Surface, which is a very new and not so respected comedy show post-dating TV/radio.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Has anyone ever heard of the Punch and Judy Show.
    Yes, it's a very ancient and respected comedy show pre-dating TV/radio, the opposite of Windows 8/Surface, which is a very new and not so respected comedy show post-dating TV/radio.
    Take yourself to the top of the class but don't take your books.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Has anyone ever heard of the Punch and Judy Show.
    Yes, it's a very ancient and respected comedy show pre-dating TV/radio, the opposite of Windows 8/Surface, which is a very new and not so respected comedy show post-dating TV/radio.
    Take yourself to the top of the class but don't take your books.
    I'll just take my Windows 7 tablet.
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