My setiments exactly.
Pseudo computing devices like android and iOS tablets are really for people who are consumer oriented. At best, writers of small articles and blog posts are going to be the ones who find such gadgets productive and useful. They are excellent for entertainment or avoiding boredom whilst waiting in lobbies or using public transit. The perfect use for these is casual research, mapping, and most especially reading eBooks. Windows 8 seems to be targeted for that customer profile. Windows 8 will not, and cannot be taken seriously for serious business use. I agree that it is entirely necessary for Microsoft to foray into this consumer market share, not to do so would be foolish indeed. But, This is NOT a business solution, and frankly, anyone who suggests that such a device can replace a proper tablet-pc, or a portable workstation has limited creditable work experience. Obviously, the guys in marketing over at Redmond fit this demographic. Or, were they just outright lying to the business community? Either way, they should be given the same treatment that the Vista programmers were.
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