Breaking News
Semi Conscious

Can Windows 8 rescue the PC?

Righting the ship
NO RATINGS
< Previous Page 2 / 2
View Comments: Oldest First | Newest First | Threaded View
<<   <   Page 3 / 3
DMcCunney
User Rank
CEO
re: Can Windows 8 rescue the PC?
DMcCunney   10/13/2012 6:14:00 PM
NO RATINGS
I used a package called Documents to Go on my old Palm OS PDA to view Word documents and Excel spreadsheets. It was fine for *viewing* and simple edits, but the assumption was the documents would be *created* elsewhere. Screen size is an issue. The PDA I still have was gotten in part to get a larger screen than the unit it replaces, and do a better job of viewing things like spreadsheets. Form factor is critical depending upon applications. My cell phone, for example, is the smallest, cheapest feature phone Nokia makes. It has a mono screen and all it does is calls and SMS, which is all I *want* it to do. Web surfing, email, and productivity applications are something else's job. A tablet might be a decent substitute for a PC, simply because there screen is larger, but I'd want an external keyboard for most of what I do.

Mxv
User Rank
CEO
re: Can Windows 8 rescue the PC?
Mxv   10/13/2012 7:13:45 PM
NO RATINGS
BTW, tablets are for consuming content. PCs are for creating content. There will always be more consumers than producers. Until tablets, consumers were forced to use PCs to consume. But the shift is inevitable. More content means more consumers means more content, rinse and repeat...

David.Bley
User Rank
Rookie
re: Can Windows 8 rescue the PC?
David.Bley   10/15/2012 4:55:38 PM
NO RATINGS
I am not sure that this readership is representative of the PC / tablet / smartphone debate. I believe that many users can do all they want to do with their smartphone / tablet more convienently than they can irrespective of the operating system. I use windows (xp and xp pro) to create content and find every windows upgrade a pain in the hind end. My wife has stopped using her PC altogether and uses her ipad for all she does. When I use her ipad for reading, I am amazed how much of the screen is available for the task at hand. When I am using xp on my 10" netbook, the screen area for the task at hand is no bigger than a 4x6 card. No wonder we need huge screens with windows.

Peter Clarke
User Rank
Blogger
re: Can Windows 8 rescue the PC?
Peter Clarke   10/15/2012 8:17:08 PM
NO RATINGS
Well, of course the iPad does not let you size your windows and read multiple windows at once. It offers only one window at full display size. Not so much amazing as a choice made by Apple.

<<   <   Page 3 / 3
August Cartoon Caption Winner!
August Cartoon Caption Winner!
"All the King's horses and all the KIng's men gave up on Humpty, so they handed the problem off to Engineering."
5 comments
Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed
Flash Poll
Radio
NEXT UPCOMING BROADCAST
How to Cope with a Burpy Comet
October 17, 2pm EDT Friday
EE Times Editorial Director Karen Field interviews Andrea Accomazzo, Flight Director for the Rosetta Spacecraft.