I am still using windows xp lol
2. You don't understand the "niché". Windows 8 is about providing connectivity, productivity and efficiency between all devices, something that at the moment is a bit of a complicated facet of personal and business life what with many phone OS, portable computer OS and desktop OS. And alongside that - different versions of such.
I think its clear here they are trying to eventually adopt an operating system that is robust enough to allow cross platform/device integration with minimal fuss from the end user.
That's my astute observation, no source.
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True gaming requires tactile peripherals like gaming mice and physical keyboards. Long discussions have been had on this, including productivity assessments regarding the actual efficiency of tablets vs laptops and desktops and there are two very clear winners. Tablets are a niché, and are not looking to expand out of that niché.
Sad but true.I'm going to put this bluntly: gamers aren't important.
We like to think we are important though.
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This thread astounds me... The Windows 8 Metro look was first unveiled in June... It's now September. Microsoft has been getting its ass kicked in the tablet/phone market, this is their way of trying to even the playing field. If anyone had bothered to watch any of the demos they'd also know that you can shell out to the Windows 7 desktop for non Metro apps.
Stuff takes some time to adopt, give it time and this will be what people are looking for in their desktops as well as mobile devices.
Last edited by DarkXale; 2011-09-18 at 08:17 PM.
According to what I saw on videos the entire Windows 8 tablet UI seems to be only an app, an extension of some sort over normal Windows UI.
I too obviously hate the tablet UI (consdering that I use Windows on my laptop and PC) but it seems to be only... Something like the side bar in Windows Vista (and I think it's in Win7 too) that I have never ever used.
Now, a caveat - I think smartphones are probably more important than tablets in the longrun, because they have even more functionality as a phone on top of their potential to have desktop-level computing capabilities. Their status as an all-in-one device for most consumers is very, very attractive.
Any ETA on Windows 8's release? I know it might be a ways off, but for this holiday season I think I'm using all my gift money to buy a windows phone, and if say Windows 8 was coming out in February, I'd wait till then, and buy the new Windows 8 Phone
P.S. There are smartphones - smartphone, not tablet - with 1GB RAM. It's not so far off.