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Re: Microsoft rocks BUILD with Windows 8

 
 
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      20th Sep 2011
On Sep 18, 3:02 pm, "geoff" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> Ufffffff, note the last sentence:
> '. . . he [leo laporte] believes that the computer as we have known it is
> likely dead.'
>
> http://techguylabs.com/radio/ShowNotes/Show805
>
> Microsoft announced Windows 8 at their BUILD conference and over a half
> million people have downloaded the free developers preview so far. Windows 8
> is re-imagined to incorporate tablet functions. Its faster than Windows 7,
> looks a lot like Windows Phone 7 interface. Its a bold, brave move by
> Microsoft and Leo says that designers had to rethink what an operating
> system is and are finally realizing that people want to use hardware
> intuitively.
>
> But Leo also is frustrated because he says that it feels like Microsoft is
> trying to put a tablet experience on a desktop. Still, he also believes that
> the computer as we have known it is likely dead.


Reminds me of an old unix joke

a guy with windows compares his platform to a sleekly accessorized car
model

whereupon the unix guy replies he doesn't drive

 
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