Standalone Surface RT Tablets Sell Out in One Day, Windows 8 Pro Models 'Coming Soon'

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appleisforfemal...

Apple Is For Females And Faggots. Enough Said!

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maxeeemum

I don't see any numbers of sales here! How about how many were actually available!

Looks like Microsoft marketing to me!

Or does it mean people don't want a tablet with a keyboard?????

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Dexter243

Just got a new 2012 mac book air the small one for travle fu&# windows if it not a gaming rig it has Ubunta or is a mac in my house
and just last week i instaled Ubuntu on 3 peoples older computers because windows was so fu$& up
windows for main streem use is slowley getting over taken buy mac and linux when people find out windows is not the only option
(Typed on a none windows device)

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appleisforfemal...

Apple is for females and faggots. You must be a faggot since Dexter does not sound like a name for a female. You love riding that Apple cock right, queer!

How about you learn how to spell while you are sucking the Apple cock!!!

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yu119995

While I love MacBooks (Air or Pro), I have few issues with anything Windows nowadays; the sw anyway (I've run into some real hw problems especially with storage (hdd's and ssd's) from the likes of Toshiba or Mushkin though). W7 is a treat and I'm sure W8 will take some time to get used to, but will be just fine. For those of us who don't want the Metro UI you can always install the likes of RetroUI to retain the traditional look and feel of W7 while still taking advantage of W8's speed.

Regarding your comment on Mac (OS X?) taking over, that'll take decades if ever. Last time I checked Windows still owned about 85-90% market share. Yeah. It's that huge.

Regardless, enjoy your OS whatever it is. I love them all.

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philipa25

Yeah, OSX just finally got more market share that Windows Vista. They're obviously going to take over any day now. What is it about windows 8 that brings out the stupid in everyone?

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mattd390

Do non windows devices not have spell check?

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DoctorX

actually got to try one the other day... a disaster. man it looks ugly without aero and the touch controls are just horrid. I am used to android which probably didnt help things... but at this time, I will pass. Besides... way too expensive.

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Cregan89

That's pretty impressive considering no one in the world outside of Microsoft has gotten their hands on one yet!

Even tech websites like Engadget who were invited to the Microsoft campus a couple days ago to get a first hand look at the development of the Surface didn't get a hands on demo.

Not to mention, I use Windows 8 Pro on an older touchscreen at work every day for development, and it's touch response is exactly the same as the Nexus 7 we also develop on. And I highly, highly doubt that Microsoft's own Windows 8 hardware has poorer touch screen response than a 3rd party pre-Windows 8 touch screen.

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pythonflying

Full O/S, USB 3.0, 1080p, DisplayPort, type cover... this blows iPad away. No comparison.

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dakishimesan

It will also cost twice as much as an iPad, but might not be all that more useful.

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Dexter243

To be strat up i know more people now with linux and mac then i do with windows
Ubunta is the os of choice i find for home use
in the last year alone i have instaled ubuntu on more then 30 systems with the option to go back to windows if you dont like it and not one single person has asked for windows back
if it not for gaming windows is a joke a has no benefit over mac or Ubuntu
now if you want to talk about the hardwere in that box it may spec out a tad better then a ipad but you still stuck with crapy ass windows 8
Laptops love Ubuntu

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jlh304

The choice for home markets, I'm sure MS would let them have it. The really money is in the business market where apple and ubuntu have a lot missing from an AD admin point of view.

I've come across quite a few old macs and they suck @$$ just like an old windows machine. You can wipe and reload either one with said OS and they will perform better. No big discovery there.

Widows 8 on a tablet works very well and oh yeah from a business point a view it works with AD just the way you want it.

So windows has the gaming and business market. They seem to be doing just fine in the home market as well.

I bet you compare a $2500 mac to a $500 pc and say see look at how much better the macs are when they do X. How about you take that same mac and wipe it and install windows on it and see how well it will perform. I've done this for a customer and he didn't go back to mac OS. That and the mac OS had problems taking his GPOs (big surprise there).

When apple is ready to stop being a toy and become a tool they will fully support MS AD.

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dgrmouse

jlh304 said, "the business market where apple and ubuntu have a lot missing from an AD admin point of view."

And as a fruit, a banana has a lot missing from an orange point of view. Seriously, Active Directory is a Microsoft product - it's no great shock that they have the best support for it. That's certainly not to say that this makes them a better network administration platform than Novell or the UNIX-like systems.

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igoka

RT is limited version for ARM processors right ? Those people who preordered they realize it's not gonna run what they usually run on regular Windows ? So basically they will have something equivalent to Android tablet. Am I missing something ?

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Cregan89

Correct, but it does still have a 'desktop' interface, you just can't install any 3rd party applications to the desktop (although I bet that will be hacked pretty quick). Compared to iOS and Android you get real USB support, mouse and keyboard support, File Explorer, desktop Internet Explorer (I'm pretty sure), and MS Office RT preinstalled.

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sammyd253

^Correct

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sammyd253

You are correct. The desktop environment (win32 runtime) is not included in Windows RT. Those who purchase RT branded tablets will not have legacy support for x86 based applications. This provides a similar experience to Android/iOS.

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burntham77

Can Windows 8 RT run Windows Phone 7 applications?

Because, while small when compared to iOS and Android, the Windows Phone 7 Market has a fair amount of quality applications. And so far it does have a few essentials, like Netflix. However, I am still waiting for the Zinio app before I would even consider Windows 8 RT.

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sammyd253

I'm not 100% sure on this, but I don't think the Windows 8 Store includes Windows Phone 7 apps. If an app hasn't been built specifically for Metro (and passed Microsoft's requirements), you won't see it in the Win8 Store.

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ronmccord

For anyone that wants to do real work related tasks and travels or needs a really small form factor this is the only way to go. I am waiting on Windows pro version. I can dowload movies from Amazon to it to watch on the plane. Play music via bluetooth to a jawbone portable boombox in hotel room, at home etc. I can have my microsoft outlook and pdf software that will only run on windows. In short Ipad is a toy, kindle fire cant work on, and same goes for Android. As I predicted Windows is going to have a massive comeback with their new products and software. If they can come off as cool and trendy they might even get some of the
Apple Sheep to buy who just buy what their cool friends recommend.
I hope they even come out with some music players to replace the discontinued Zune but no bigee

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wolfing

one little missing bit of information... how many were there in the first place? 100? 100,000? Anything can be sold out if there are only 10 available.

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Budman_NC

Exactly +1

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abowlofsoda

I'm probley going to sell my android tablets and get one of these. I can't get any work done on my androids except content consumption.

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abowlofsoda

I'm probley going to sell my android tablets and get one of these. I can't get any work done on my androids except content consumption.

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