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9. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Dec 2, 2012, 19:01 DangerDog
 
Why did microsoft think that desktop users wanted an interface made for a touch screen?

they keep showing commercials where people are using their fat, greasy fingers all over the display like this is the preferred way to use a PC now.

I know they've ran out of ideas to interest people in buying new versions of their OS but these gimmicks aren't going to help them.

The surface is their next zune and Windows 8 is the new Windows Vista.

Surface should have been an inexpensive x86 based tablet with dual functioning desktop and touch UI, completely open for development by anyone wanting to write apps for it. That's the only thing that would put the hurt on apple and even give google a run for their money with android.

Windows 8 should have been traditional desktop usage with the addition of optionally using touch UI apps on it - not the other way around.

Microsoft is too full of themselves thinking that the brand name carries enough weight to charge people $600 to $1000 for a tablet, they've got a long way to go before they can capture the apple customer - nothing about the surface "sparkles" like an ipad does and their windows phone looks like a sub $100 device - with no contract mind you.
 
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