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Apple stuck in the past
Each tablet has their place, their own context. I think Win 8 is a huge success on both the desktop and tablet. The OS just gets out of the way of the application user interface. MS has bypassed Apple's antiquated skeuomorphic design philosophy -- it's only relevant to boomers and gen Xers' nowadays. I've read tat Apple's design team is painfully aware and since Jobs is gone they may get to finally do away with the old design philosophy he so tightly controlled. As a content creator I appreciate being able to install my favorite IDEs on Surface Pro and the keyboard is a huge boon for me. I hate typing on the screen, I dislike most mobile devices but not the Surface. It's what I hoped the original iPad would have been, a tablet that's also laptop. The Surface isn't a tablet killer, no. It's a laptop killer! I've read alotof negative comments on Win 8 and I just have to conclude that a percentage of people always have to have something to complain about, especially if they view change as a negativism. I don't think they understand it wasn't just a change from what the other big 2 are doing, it was an evolutionary step in user interface design. I tip my hat to MS as they had the cojones to skip a few steps in the evolutionary ladder.