Windows 8 may be ‘great’, but it’s not quite what we want
Microsoft is really pushing this Metro-bonanza hard. Not only is the interface on phones, but now it’s on the Xbox, the internet, PC’s, tablets, laptops….
I don’t know if Microsoft has entirely thought this through. The promise of a tablet PC that can do everything a desktop or laptop can do is beautiful, yet flawed if it’s not done correctly from the beginning. The concept of a tablet that can literally replace my desktop is a tantalizing one, but Microsoft appears to be removing key features of what could make it killer.
Windows on ARM was initially heralded as full-on Windows on a Tablet PC. Then, it was slightly backpedaled from that. Actually, Windows on ARM is limited; you can’t run third party applications on the desktop.
Ah, alright, everyone sighed. ‘Metro’ is the future anyway. Businesses will adopt these in record time, unlike the slow-but-steady adoption of...
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