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Where is Microsoft Heading with Windows 8?

  1. #11


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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    No, but the benefits of running tablets on ARM processors are much greater than running them on 32 bit processors. They need to go, 32 bit processors. Oh gosh! more than 10 years of running systems on 32 bit!
    Well, okay, you got me there. Heh. I'd go so far as to say that most things run better on x64... tablets, phones, desktops, the whole lot. And yeah, anything that's been in use for more than 10 years needs a right smack up the backside.

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  2. #12


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I think the direction is pretty clear: They want to make money off the portable devices world. In addition it is obvious that the ARM processors will penetrate the PC market too. So they have to be prepared for that.

    Touchscreens in the PC world will propably remain the exception. In fact you can see tablets comeing out with proper keyboards.
    What's the difference between a Tablet with a keyboard and a PC !!!!! -- possibly the only difference might be that a tablet doesn't have a lid. !!!!

    A Mobile phone attached to a full size keyboard and a large external Monitor would also be "A PC" while it was being used like that.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  3. #13


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    A tablet has a touchscreen by default and the keyboard is an accomodation. But you are right - pretty soon it will be difficult to draw the line between tablets and laptops.
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  4. #14


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    What will we call them laplet or tabtop?
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    They will probably just figure under "portable devices".
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  6. #16


    Appelhülsen Germany
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    I think its a very good idea, one OS for all devices this has got to sound good for Microsoft It will be easier and cheaper to produce and support, for the user the advantages are also obvious. one OS to learn, and compatibility between a whole range of devices..
    I think the problem will be how Joe public takes to Windows 8 and that explains why it is open to so many users so early, so that Microsoft has the time to use all that feedback and get it right.
    I was very dubious the first time I used it but now that I am learning how to find my way around Windows 8 is growing on me
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    Of course those of us who find metro a a hindrance to serious work can continue with win7 if MS/others do not provide/come up with a way to disable it.
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  8. #18


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    I think they would be stupid if they did, it needs to be flexible to cater to so many different people and devices
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  9. #19


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    I do not think the acceptance of Win8 on PCs will be much influenced by Metro or not Metro. In order to make people move, they will have to provide additional attractive functions. A Win7 plus Metro (or not) will not suffice - even if it boots a bit faster.

    But maybe their main target are the ARM devices. Then we can relax and wait for Win9.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
    What will we call them laplet or tabtop?
    I do smile at your creativity Dave...
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