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« Reply #30 on: November 04, 2012, 02:42:51 PM »

I'll start paying attention to tablets as a laptop replacement when they can reliably run the current version of Photoshop. Until then, they're a media center for me and nothing more.
i have never been a fan of doing stuff like photoshop on a laptop myself. for the rest of it tablets work fine.
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« Reply #31 on: November 04, 2012, 03:26:43 PM »

I'll start paying attention to tablets as a laptop replacement when they can reliably run the current version of Photoshop. Until then, they're a media center for me and nothing more.
i have never been a fan of doing stuff like photoshop on a laptop myself. for the rest of it tablets work fine.

It's a big chunk of what I do day to day (using the Creative Suite). The ability to do that, with the ability to add peripherals to a streamlined form factor that naturally stands up but lives in 1/6 the footprint... That's a worthy lifestyle upgrade to me.
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« Reply #32 on: November 04, 2012, 04:30:57 PM »

Where'd I put my luddite suit?

I like watching the progress of technology and am amazed by what it can do day to day but not terribly interested in upgrading my personal tech.

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I do a large amount of data entry, data processing, composition, etc.  All of which require a keyboard to be efficient.  I'm a touch typist and I have yet to find a satisfying substitute for the real thing.

So, I don't expect Surface to ever change the business market.
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« Reply #33 on: November 04, 2012, 04:34:23 PM »

A tablet itself may not be able to do that for awhile, or they may, I don't know. However, you'll still have your desktop and Windows 8 have pretty good remote desktop software. I'm using it right now on my Surface tablet to play around with the Unity 3D version 4 beta from the comfort of my living room. I'll probably get a Bluetooth mouse/keyboard sooner or later. I do have a $5 micro HDMI cable I could use to show it on my TV, but that would interrupt the show we're watching Wink

If it works reasonably well for that, it should be able to handle something like Photoshop.
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« Reply #34 on: November 06, 2012, 12:26:39 AM »

Hehehehe, Microsoft can't be accused of making a shoddy product link
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« Reply #35 on: November 06, 2012, 01:58:15 AM »

Hehehehe, Microsoft can't be accused of making a shoddy product link

I give more props to Corning and whoever made the pvd magnesium chassis, but still impressive.

Also, point of order. Windows 8 has the same remote desktop as Vista and Windows 7.
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« Reply #36 on: November 06, 2012, 02:25:15 AM »

Windows 8 actually has two Remote Desktops, the older one of Vista/Win 7 and a Metro one, though I expect they'll share plenty of functionality. They also have updated the protocol they use, which adds more GPU based support (hence my ability to use Unity 3D in it before. Couldn't do that a few years ago, and I definitely had reason to try with my line of work)
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« Reply #37 on: November 19, 2012, 01:18:57 PM »

The tech press, after a bit of pre-release fawning, has started to wail on Win8.

http://www.zdnet.com/what-not-to-buy-on-black-friday-windows-8-pcs-and-laptops-7000007557/

http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-57551670-75/design-guru-nielsen-windows-8-ui-smothers-usability/

By me, their points seem pretty sound.
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« Reply #38 on: November 19, 2012, 10:32:23 PM »

Those are very close to my opinion of Windows 8 - an OS that I will avoid.

I am not a fan of tablets, so why would I want my desktop to act like one?

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« Reply #39 on: November 19, 2012, 11:46:18 PM »

Still rocking Windows XP and loving it.  Might upgrade to Windows 7 when I finally break down and get a new computer but most likely I'll make the final switch to Linux.
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« Reply #40 on: November 20, 2012, 02:42:50 AM »

It took little more than reports that you couldn't easily backport or even wipe and reinstall with many of the new machines for me to go with a Windows 7 machine for my new laptop (purchased just last week, while I was up in Portland benefiting from zero sales tax).
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« Reply #41 on: November 28, 2012, 09:13:55 PM »

How useful is the Live Tiles implementation on Windows 8?  I really like the idea of a simple display of a lot of information.  Rainmeter is useful when you want a lot of detail but most of the time I just want a bunch of instances of data without a lot of detail.  Of course, this is Microsoft so I'm looking for the gotcha. 

QT5 will let me do exactly what I want on KDE so I'll probably end up implementing the tiles there.
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« Reply #42 on: November 28, 2012, 09:59:07 PM »

How useful is the Live Tiles implementation on Windows 8?  I really like the idea of a simple display of a lot of information.  Rainmeter is useful when you want a lot of detail but most of the time I just want a bunch of instances of data without a lot of detail.  Of course, this is Microsoft so I'm looking for the gotcha. 

QT5 will let me do exactly what I want on KDE so I'll probably end up implementing the tiles there.

It depends on what you're looking for.  Right now, live tiles are dependent on the developer and what data they will show.
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