Microsoft highlights Surface at Windows 8 launch

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mjftw wrote:

The “buttons” (touch points) on this device look grossly similar to that hideous Nokia attempt at a smart phone. I sure hope that its functionality beats it’s appearance–”You can’t judge a tablet by it’s cover.”

Oct 25, 2012 11:45am EDT  --  Report as abuse

This o/s doesn’t work as a desktop solution as it’s clearly focused on tablets. While I like the boot up times, etc. they blew it by making it far too tablet centric and taking away key desktop features, resulting in more keystrokes and clicks. Typical Microsoft approach, no added value, not listening to their customers. No surprise here.

Oct 25, 2012 4:21pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
StigTW wrote:

Seems to work fine as a desktop solution on my big beast :)

Oct 25, 2012 4:38pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
VonHell wrote:

At least they should have preserved full aero as an option… this new metro sucks on a desktop… simply for people that would content with tasks that use one finger on screen…
But what MS needs is a non x86 version of the full windows… not another toy OS for tablets… so we can have better software for these toy devices…

Oct 25, 2012 5:54pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
scythe wrote:

(quote) “Windows 7, Microsoft’s best-selling software”

only by virtue of ballmer’s OEM product glued to every new PC that was shoved out the door with the hapless customer

time to boycott this OEM bundle and demand a linux installation,
any fool can afterwards install their used copy of windows

Oct 25, 2012 5:59pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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