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    Quote Originally Posted by robinb9 View Post
    I cannot see how anyone would pay $1000 for a tablet, ANY TABLET, unless they have nothing better to do with their money, because it is not just $1000, You now need to buy the keyboard, you need a screen saver, by the time you finish you are up to almost $1500
    For that I could get 2 pcs and one laptop!
    There are a lot of people out there that look at $1000 like most folks look at $100.

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    Or you can use Windows RT, use the Window Azure service to manage the devices, and BAM! Windows for dummies!

    Also, Windows 8 in itself is THE MOST secure version ever, so the notion that Windows today is security issue riddled is nonsense. And then there's Windows Updates, does anyone even notice those even occurring? I don't, I still check in Control Panel to make sure they are because they're that seamless and SO much less problematic than before. Lastly, Windows 8 and RT include built in anti-STD protection which requires very little input, and the system keeps itself managed with the Automatic Maintenance features, so less involvement is needed.

    I can see those two being much more advantageous over other counterparts. ipads used for sales people and to manage queues at Verizon, Windows 8 and RT tablets used for work and productivity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    What's the concern about security with a Windows tablet? You apply the same principles, which is hardly any effort at all, to a Windows tablet as you would to a Windows PC. That some find this a reason to go for an iPad is quote bizarre, bordering on stupidity actually.
    I don't see it being stupid. You have to update Windows, you have to stay on top of security updates, you have to run AV and malware sofware, you run things in a sandbox...yadda, yadda, yadda. Or you can use something else and not bother with any of this stuff. I can see that as very advantageous for lots of people.
    In this case I'm talking about a PC environment where you do real work, not where you just look at facebook or play the latest fart apps. All of my PC security works automatically, I don't need to intervene at all. IE10 is configured such that I don't get any crap and that's it. Where is the effort that people always seem to be going on about?
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  4. #24


    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    What's the concern about security with a Windows tablet? You apply the same principles, which is hardly any effort at all, to a Windows tablet as you would to a Windows PC. That some find this a reason to go for an iPad is quote bizarre, bordering on stupidity actually.
    I don't see it being stupid. You have to update Windows, you have to stay on top of security updates, you have to run AV and malware sofware, you run things in a sandbox...yadda, yadda, yadda. Or you can use something else and not bother with any of this stuff. I can see that as very advantageous for lots of people.
    In this case I'm talking about a PC environment where you do real work, not where you just look at facebook or play the latest fart apps. All of my PC security works automatically, I don't need to intervene at all. IE10 is configured such that I don't get any crap and that's it. Where is the effort that people always seem to be going on about?
    People look at porn and download illegal torrented software and riddle their machines with problems. I've had to clean a many one up and it's a real mess when it happens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    People look at porn and download illegal torrented software and riddle their machines with problems. I've had to clean a many one up and it's a real mess when it happens.
    I've helped people clean up their PCs as well, but once done, I set things up for them so that they won't have to worry about such things again. I've never had to do a repeat afterwards.
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  6. #26


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Or you can use Windows RT, use the Window Azure service to manage the devices, and BAM! Windows for dummies!

    Also, Windows 8 in itself is THE MOST secure version ever, so the notion that Windows today is security issue riddled is nonsense. And then there's Windows Updates, does anyone even notice those even occurring? I don't, I still check in Control Panel to make sure they are because they're that seamless and SO much less problematic than before. Lastly, Windows 8 and RT include built in anti-STD protection which requires very little input, and the system keeps itself managed with the Automatic Maintenance features, so less involvement is needed.

    I can see those two being much more advantageous over other counterparts. ipads used for sales people and to manage queues at Verizon, Windows 8 and RT tablets used for work and productivity.
    Agree.
    Windows Update process in W8 is really un-noticeable until you notice that "Your PC will be restarted in 3 days to finish installing updates" on sign in screen.
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  7. #27


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Also, Windows 8 in itself is THE MOST secure version ever, so the notion that Windows today is security issue riddled is nonsense.
    We have yet to see heavy deployments, so I am going to remain a bit skeptical that all things security wise are just going to automagically work perfect. I've yet to see it yet in any version of Windows.
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  8. #28


    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    People look at porn and download illegal torrented software and riddle their machines with problems. I've had to clean a many one up and it's a real mess when it happens.
    I've helped people clean up their PCs as well, but once done, I set things up for them so that they won't have to worry about such things again. I've never had to do a repeat afterwards.
    So, people follow your instructions and do what you suggest? Doesn't happen here.
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    The one thing that attracts me to this is simple, a wacom pen and photoshop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    People look at porn and download illegal torrented software and riddle their machines with problems. I've had to clean a many one up and it's a real mess when it happens.
    I've helped people clean up their PCs as well, but once done, I set things up for them so that they won't have to worry about such things again. I've never had to do a repeat afterwards.
    So, people follow your instructions and do what you suggest? Doesn't happen here.
    The people for whom I've set up their PCs don't really know what they are doing, so once I've set things up, they don't go about changing things, as they don't know where to look or have the inclination to do so. If anyone were to deliberately go about changing what I've done, then they would get one warning and after that I'd recommend a place where they get charged for any repairs.
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