I feel like I should be angry at this but it just didn't affect me.
I don't think MS is worried about OEM's taking the opportunity seriously, I think they genuinely want to push the envelope on design and quality, it's like saying "if you can't beat this (Surface), then you are going to lose.", that is a legitimate business strategy.
The only unknown is whether or not Microsoft will eventually port the Desktop CLR to ARM. It has not been announced for the release however one must consider that it may happen at some point in the future.
You may read this article to obtain a better understanding of an (admittedly confusing) situation.
In consideration of the PM bad wigs are excluded from this bill.
I also wish this was being talked about more, I am not interested in 10 hour battery life, I'm interested in a 15 day battery life for a tablet - it doesn't require a back-lit LCD 60Hz screen, but an app store would be nice.
I wonder at this point what the best multi-purpose e-ink tablet is?
Great adventure - beautiful worlds, amazing creatures, great sound, Nali!, bonus: learn FPS controls.
Also, UT3 needs more players
Did someone let them know that the company they hired to back up their data is garbage? (i365, a Seagate company: https://services.seagate.com/contact.aspx)
They must be using all that Maxtor ( http://www.maxtor.com/home-en-us.html ) junk to store the data.
I wish New Orleans could catch a break, just one time.
WinPhone 7's killer app: makes AND holds actual phone calls.
On a serious note I think the combination of 3rd party hardware with minimum specs and an itunes-like sandboxed app store could be a real challenger. Let's not underestimate the traction of Office either - the '97 bailout of Apple by Microsoft wasn't just about the $150 million after all. Office Mac truly gave Apple room to breathe and it continues to do so.
I think, far from dropping the ball on 'slate' form-factors, Microsoft has given away a great idea in the form of the Courier - a book-like, protected and familiar form. Clearly, based on recent news, they are not going to make and market such a device.
I would enjoy making one. I have the know-how to emulate the functionality witnessed in the tech demos of the Courier, in
As with many Microsoft ideas it is ahead of its time - already on high-end Dell tablets one can purchase a touch-screen which is friendly to both finger and stylus. This will only get more common - right tool for the job. To focus exclusively on fingerprint-sized interaction on a non-keyboard device is a mistake, why can't I use my fingernail? duh.
I own and use an HP TC4100 Tablet, Nokia N800, Wacom tablet an iPod Touch and a Sony E-Reader. Have used an iPad,
Angels, call me!
Yeah because On2 is going to be able to takedown Sony, Toshiba, Panasonic, Hitachi, Fujitsu, LG, Philips, Fraunhofer, Sharp, Seimens? You're joking right? These companies have a far more vast patent portfolio than some little dinky company like On2 could ever dream of having.
What I need to know, then, is why these giants didn't ever get around to shaking down On2 before it was open-sourced.
It truly does seem that Apple is intentionally crippling OSX in order to promote an agenda, I don't begrudge any corporation formulating a plan to make money and following through with it, but the DRM debacle has taught Apple that shackling your customers, in this case by intentionally not providing the best web experience possible, is a recipe for increased profits.
I, for one, will not support this strategy. I hope in the future, much as the separation of church and state in politics, there arises a mandated separation of hardware and software (OS) vendors. I realize there are gray areas and fuzzy lines in this separation but in order to protect ourselves as consumers (like we do as citizens) this is seeming more and more necessary.
mod parent up, we've all been there, wait, we are still there.
However we open a door for a lot of bad implementations of HTML5
The door is already open, an HTML5 canvas renderer and implementation in Flash is definitely possible, much like Chrome Frame for IE it could help spur adoption for legacy browsers. Silverlight could accomplish the same thing - possibly in a more complete way since custom video decoders can be written for it.
Think about this issue inside-out, what happens when full web browser functionality is replicated in Flash(AIR) or Silverlight(OOB)?