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Comment: Re:So that makes me.. (Score 2, Interesting) 780

by jaavaaguru (#33044048) Attached to: iPad Owners Are 'Selfish Elites'

On my handheld device, I'd rather have an OS that was designed to be operated using my fingers or thumbs rather than one that was designed with a mouse and keyboard in mind. While I know that it is theoretically possible to use Windows or OS X on a tablet style device, most of the apps that run on those platforms are not designed to be operated on a small-ish touchscreen.

I imagine the ease of use that iOS provides on these devices would be far superior to OS X or Windows. So on that note, I will be staying away from any tablet style devices running OS X or Windows, and opting for iOS or Android instead.

Comment: Re:Doesn't Win7 have a "tablet mode"? (Score 1) 467

by jaavaaguru (#32342676) Attached to: Why Windows 7 "Slate" Tablets Won't Happen

As much as I loathe Apple's restrictions, they have the right idea with the iPad. As a device, the entire desktop UI metaphor needs to be rethought.

The iPad has a desktop UI metaphor? I've used my friend's iPad a lot and to me it definitely doesn't appear to have a "desktop" UI. In fact I'd say it's UI is perfectly suited to the device, although it might benefit from multitasking.

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