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Comment: Re:My desktop is not a tablet. (Score 2) 500

by MosX (#39200399) Attached to: Microsoft Launches Windows 8 Consumer Preview

You know, I'm not so sure about this. Do you have a source? I know you can go into a 'classic' Windows desktop mode, but from all the videos it looks like it behaves more like an application (meaning certain Metro style 'Windows' or panes or whatever can pop up OVER the Windows desktop mode). People keep saying you can just stay in this classic Windows desktop mode, but I don't know if that's the same thing as disabling the Metro interface.

Comment: Re:So why should I care? (Score 2, Insightful) 255

by MosX (#32642252) Attached to: Google Wave Out of Beta

Just like there are advantages to email over postal mail (speed, ability to easily send to multiple people, etc), there are advantages to Wave over email (the ability to see what the others are saying as they type, gadgets and robots that can be embedded into the Wave, etc).

People seem to be dismissing it before actually checking it out just because what they have seems good enough. That kind of thinking is not really good for technology.

Comment: Not like lpr or Samba (Score 1) 126

by MosX (#31877016) Attached to: Google Drafts Cloud Printing Plan For Chrome OS
This is supposed to be for devices that don't have ports (small netbooks running ChromeOS or something) and/or use web apps. Google wants everyone to easily be able to print from Google Docs or some other web based software and not have to think about the hardware involved.

There are definitely privacy concerns, but it's not supposed to be like lpr or Samba sharing.

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