Windows 8 is not the first time Microsoft has fielded touch screen tablets. There were plenty of lovely, albeit heavy and expensive, Windows for Pen Computing systems floating around a decade ago including this gorgeous Samsung PenMaster, now a museum piece. An iPad, it aint.
Smart hinge? There are keyboard cases that make iPad just like MacBook Pro, like the following one. Similar models have been on market for 2 years. I guess Microsoft copied the idea on their surface.
Oooh...the GriD - that was a fun bit of machinery back in the mid-80s. I did a fair amount of business doing custom GriDs for electric utility companies. They had two empty ROM sockets onboard and a nifty little link to MS-DOS to make them run the software embedded in the ROMS. Chuck out my last unit about six years ago - sob - could have used it to kill this *#$! squirrel that keeps coming in my Window(s 8) VM....
I have a problem with the article's title: “Slideshow: 10 things you should know about Win 8”. It is 10 pages of mostly not Win 8 content.
Page 1 – Mentions Win 8. Talks about Win 8 running on ARM-based SoCs. Talks about microprocessors.
Page 2 – About Win 8. Discusses Win RT and Win 8 for x86.
Page 3 – Mentions Win 8, but it’s a trip down memory lane.
Page 4 – No Win 8. Another trip down memory lane.
Page 5 – Mentions Win 8, but it’s about the form factor of the platform.
Page 6 – Mentions Win 8, but it’s about selecting embedded hardware to run popular OSs.
Page 7 – No Win 8. It’s about Microsoft’s hardware.
Page 8 – About Win 8 and the user interface, window’s experience, and performance.
Page 9 – No Win 8. It’s about tablets.
Page 10 – Mentions Win 8 but it’s really about an application of Win 8.
Bottom line, this article has a bogus title and teaches you very little about Win 8.
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