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Five things that could make a next-gen Surface into a hit

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    Five things that could make a next-gen Surface into a hit


    This one stand out from the rest.

    Compelling Metro apps

    I have asked Windows 8 user after Windows 8 user (and the few Surface users I could find) about what good Metro (uh, Modern UI) apps there are out there. The universal answer: none.
    I'm writing this on Windows 8 right now, and I have access to the entire Modern UI Windows store. I tried to find a good text editor, but they all sucked. Not just mediocre, but terrible. So I'm happily using my traditional Windows desktop applications -- fine for desktop use, but not a compelling tablet app solution.

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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    The store needs to evolve, I guess I can't deny that.

    Although, I do have a small bunch of apps that I really like on my RT, and that includes YouTube RT, Netflix, the Wikipedia app, the Dictionary.com app, and maybe a couple others. I like quite a few of the games as well.

    Notepad Classic seems to be IMO the epitome of what a Metro text editor should be, too.
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Evernote makes nice little tablet apps on the iPad and even on the iPhone, but the Metro app for Windows 8 is pretty much unusable.
    Yah I agree with THAT, I use it all the time on my iPhone and I use the desktop version too, and they are great. But when I opened up the Evernote TILE, I said, whats this!
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