MS: "Why don't we offer a 'pure' ARM tablet experience, but throw in the desktop anyway since we can't manage to fulfill our own App Store restrictions with Office. But at the same time, we're too disorganized to come up with an emulation layer for x86 so let's disallow all desktop apps for ARM (except for Office, but screw all other developers)! That should go over great!"
Consumers: "OK, so this machine has great battery life but only runs a fraction of the apps of either Windows 8 or Android tablets? And yet it still includes a misfit desktop mode that's totally useless for anything but Office? WTF???"
Disclaimer: I don't work for the company or have anything to do with this project; I just found out about it via this news item. Just my 2c.
"I'm participating in lectures about linguistics" and "I participate in lectures about linguistics", without an adverb, both interchangeably mean the same thing in English
Technically maybe, but in real use, just about every native English speaker will understand the first to mean that I'm doing it right now and the second to mean that I do it habitually.
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There is no viable alternative to Flash right now for streaming live video, especially with the same market penetration.
Yes there is, it's called RTSP/RTP and it's well-supported by VLC and QuickTime (and by extension their browser plug-ins). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rtsp