... virtual machine? Yet Windows XP, Windows Vista and even Windows 7 have performed better on Apple's Macintosh machines in Bootcamp than on eqivalently-equipped (and priced) Windows-only machines for the last several years. In fact, ever since Apple adopted the Intel processors. So if the statement is made that Windows 8 performs even better than Win7 on a Mac, then most certainly it will perform better on any other PC and this has been demonstrated by a number of tech analysts and bloggers who are using the RC even on the old "Vista Capable" machines and older.
The thing is, ASteinburg's point about the type of pointing device--like Apple's Magic Mouse and touchpad--can take advantage of the touch capabilities of Windows 8. You can already find similar technology mice and pads available for generic PCs in any decent computer store. (I said similar, not identical.) I've personally used touchpads for over a decade in Windows and Macs since they've been USB devices for at least that long.
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