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aleluja says

^ To be honest Microsoft has always been tremendously bad at marketing. While Apple has marketing on very high quality.

Does surface have multitasking? (REAL multitasking, not the ipadish fake one that had my old mobile phone working on Java platform)

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aleluja says

Sorry for double post, edit time has passed and wanted to share this:

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VF says

^ Copying a failure product needs useful additions. Copying a successful product requires useless additions :D

I am not a fanboy of anything but know one theory. It is not about getting an idea, it is about executing it in proper way. When it comes to competition between industry leaders, obviously both will have prototypes of everything a competitor have but it doesn’t stops there.

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digitalscience says

I don’t see why everyone says Microsoft copied the iPad, it’s a new type of device that has a market. Like when someone invented the mobile phone for the first time, then competitors came along, competition is healthy. If Apple just dominated the tablet sector, then they could do what they want, like they have done already trying to kill off Flash. Besides lets not forget Apple stole the idea for the personal computer from IBM . Plus Apple design style has been influenced from Braun products from the 60’s, so who is copying who here? I think we should just see it as technology progressing, when we start putting things into groups, thats when the trouble starts.

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quickandeasy says

repost. sorry.

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smudgethis says

Sorry for double post, edit time has passed and wanted to share this: \\

There’s an important lesson to be learnt in this, as technology progresses, hair lines recede!

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wickedpixel says


Sorry for double post, edit time has passed and wanted to share this: \\

There’s an important lesson to be learnt in this, as technology progresses, hair lines recede!


true that.
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CodingJack says

^ True. However, I think this is more for us “professionals”. I just graduated from University of Oregon, and knowing a lot of young people, the ones with Windows are constantly having PC problems… It’s also since being a Computer Science major, I know what sites tend to be bad…

yeah you’re probably right. after reading your quote I thought about it and have definately helped others with viruses after Windows XP. People who were really computer illiterate but lots of baby boomers I know and older are exactly that. But I agree with Omarabid. Even though OSX might be more secure by nature, if the user base continues to grow people will still find ways to exploit it like we saw with that Java/fake-Flash one.

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Parallelus says

I think the idea is great, but being a Microsoft product, will have problems, viruses, etc..

I run Windows and I honestly cannot remember the last time I had a virus. Maybe 4 or 5 years ago? It was so long ago I don’t know. Also, my parents have not called about a “virus” in years. Every time they have the slightest problem with their computer my phone rings. I have not had to troubleshoot a virus for their PC’s in several years.


... they are more illusionists than innovators in my opinion, and very very good at marketing and creating hype.

Wow! I loved your rant. digitalscience, you just became my new favorite person on the marketplace forums. And what a great quote about “more illusionist than innovators” I’ve got to remember that one.


Apple didn’t took the risk of complicating it and so far they are clear about tablet user and laptop user needs extremely different features. But Microsoft seems to be under the confusion of what will make Tablet users life easier, just my opinion after looking the presentation.

I don’t know what research Microsoft used in the design of Surface, but the exact features you’re describing are the same ones that kept me from buying an iPad. I don’t want to take a laptop on every trip/vacation, but I hate trying to be productive from a tablet. Even answering emails from a tablet is annoying to me. I hate typing on a tablet screen, can’t stand how scratched up they get and don’t want to be limited by a tablet OS among other concerns. I wanted a tablet that I could use “like” a laptop and this is EXACTLY what they created with Surface. It’s all in one package and I don’t have to lug around a bag full of accessories. I will very likely buy one of these.


I think surface is a nice thing. I allways wanted to have a iPad, but what do I need it really for? I can just get inspiration by browsing images, but I cant really work with that. But here comes surface. I can use it as my normal computer and work with photoshop. When I am going somewhere, I just need to grab the tablet and work on projects – whereever I want. I think its a good solution for working without the boundaries that are between a PC and a tablet.

My thoughts exactly.

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