Consumers are already abandoning PCs for tablets, and they're not coming back.
They will when they frequently see things like "The content owner has not made this video available on mobile" (YouTube) or "You'll need to log into a desktop computer to create your Page" (Facebook) or absolutely nothing playable (Albino Blacksheep, Newgrounds).
I expect to see WindowsRT open-sourced
I don't. It's almost the exact same code as Windows 8 as I understand it, just with some settings flipped to require that applications be signed by Microsoft and that devices refuse to run any other OS.
DirectX isn't the selling point it once was...It doesn't run on Android for a start, That is half your potential market
For a game designed with a keyboard or an Xbox 360 Controller in mind, I don't see how Android is so relevant. Only a few Android devices come with a controller, such as the Xperia Play phone and the OUYA console. The rest have only a touch screen, which isn't so ideal for genres that aren't point-and-click. Or are people really willing to buy a $40-$60 clip-on controller to play a $3 game?
the day of everyone having a desktop (and a little later a notebook) running Windows is dying, and dying very rapidly. Tablets and smartphones are rendering the PC pointless.
There are a lot of things that one can't do without a desktop or laptop PC. These include the free version of Hulu, the free version of Spotify, videos on YouTube that say "The content owner has not made this video available on mobile", or creating a nickname, Page, or ad on Facebook.
my Nexus 7 and iPhone are the email workhorses the rest of the time
Did your Nexus 7 get upgraded to Android 4.3? If so, did you have to root it to rename Vendor_0a5c_Product_8502.kl in order to keep using a Bluetooth keyboard?
most computers will be arm based iOS, Android, Chrome style devices.
This means most computers won't be able to access much of YouTube ("The content owner has not made this video available on mobile"), the free version of Spotify or Hulu, or much of Facebook (need a desktop computer to create a nickname, Page, or ad).
Android is malware ridden also!
So is GNU/Linux if you talk the end user into adding the wrong repository.
the new mac pro does not even have slots
And the original iMac didn't have a floppy drive. What do slots do that Thunderbolt doesn't?
Why must there be a single word?
So that you can explain it to someone else and finish your sentence before he or she interrupts you.
Sometimes the largest barrier for amateur developers is getting started with a new platform.
Especially when it involves not only yet another ~$99 per year developer license but also another $500+ per year cell phone line to add to your family plan.
I want something self contained on the device that runs in airplane mode.
Airplane? I imagine Microsoft is targeting this at the majority, not the edge case of people who frequently make transcontinenal or transoceanic business trips. People who only fly a few times a year can wait to use this application until the aircraft comes to a complete stop and a Wi-Fi or cellular signal becomes available.
Well, you never know with a proprietary program like Google Chrome.
Then let me rephrase: Does the version of Chromium Browser on which this version of Google Chrome is based have an indicator for which page is playing audio?
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