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jwmcpeak says

Personally I think tablets and mobile devices where a bad idea in the first place, they were suppose to make us more connected, but instead of interacting with people in public or appreciate what is around you, we are plugged into our iDevices and what not, people don’t even picking up the phone anymore and have real conversation.

It’s not a technological problem, but a self-control problem. Is using the device a temptation? Absolutely, but it’s the person that makes the active decision to bury himself/herself in their devices.

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jwmcpeak says

Apple pioneered the tablet concept, Jeremy.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MessagePad (1993) Read more… @All Once again the Apple vs Microsoft debate. Let’s keep it clean.

See my previous comment =) .... and that’s a PDA ;)

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jwmcpeak says

Yeah but Apple haven’t really invented anything they just make the inventions of others come to life and thats what is great…

Oh I think they did more than that. They took designs from a previous era and innovated in that space. Apple single-handedly pushed mobile computing back into the mainstream with the iPhone and iPad. I purposefully left that out of my previous comment for quasi-satirical/sarcastic reasons. What Apple has done is phenomenal, yes, but don’t be blind to other technological advances—both past and present. Love technology, not the company that makes it.

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jwmcpeak says

Real question here is what processor does it use?

It depends on which version. The ARM -based version runs on an nVidia Tegra (http://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-surface-for-windows-rt-features-a-nvidia-tegra-processor). The non-ARM version runs on an Intel i5 or i7.

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jwmcpeak says

Surface = iPad ripoff. Nuff’ said. — Even the Smart Cover concept (?) :O I’m shocked.

Smart Cover is a useless $40 add-on for a glorified media consumption device that ripped off the tablet concept Microsoft pioneered in the mid-2000s.

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jwmcpeak says

This is the tablet I’ve been waiting for. My only complaint is that it took MS three years to get to this point.


And for the record… Android (and Apple of course) is going to continue crushing it on the merit of their apps marketplace alone – M$ is seriously trailing in that category (hell, it’s the only reason I don’t own a Nokia 900)... and it’s going to take some serious firepower for them to catch up. If that happens in the next couple years, both Apple and Android will have something to sweat over.

M$? Really?

I disagree with your statement on apps:

    1) Apps are such a pointless metric. 98% of the apps in both marketplaces are crap.
    2) Win8 tablets running on a non-ARM processor are full-fledged installations of Windows—meaning any Windows app can run on it.
    3) It’s Windows. Developers will develop for it. There will be parity for the apps that matter, and then some.
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jwmcpeak says

IE8 support is still required for JavaScript items.

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Ok. Didn’t mean to ruffle anyone’s feathers. LOL . I was just trying to say that if it was the platform, I think MS would use it to develop more of their core products. I’ve never seen sufficient evidence of this.

I’m tired of hearing ”.NET is dying.” Detractors have been trying to get that notion in people’s heads since a few years after 1.0’s launch. It’s old.

The notion of expecting a company to rewrite a multi-billion dollar product, just for the sake of it, is silly. Eating dogfood has to make economic sense. Let’s look at a few cases:

- Hotmail. Ran on Unix, but was in Microsoft’s best long-term economic interest to switch to Microsoft-based servers and code. It took seven years.

- Skype. Runs on Linux, but will be in Microsoft’s best interest to switch to Microsoft tech long-term.

- Office. Written in C++; already runs on Windows. No noticeable economic gain of rewriting the suite for a different runtime. Potentially affect OSX version.

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jwmcpeak says

C# and .NET is in no way dying off. It is still the platform for writing applications running on Windows, just as it has been for the past 11 years. It’s not going away anytime soon.

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jwmcpeak says

We get emails regularly, but we can only answer your questions through the support system (so that there’s a paper trail, if you will). The reviewer you contacted will most likely ask you to submit a ticket, and then the two of you can discuss your item.

I wouldn’t say you did the “wrong thing”; you did the natural thing.

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