And this is why people are saying it will be a failure. We don't want the tile interface on our desktops! Its like having a steering wheel on a toaster.
Originally Posted by Dantech
You know, mobile devices have had such things for decades - they're called laptops. Why would you want full office capabilities on a touchscreen? You're not going to be writing War and Peace on a touchscreen. And £1k for a tablet, you're having a laugh.
2. People will be able to have a mobile device with full office and windows functionality - one such device already exists and will run Windows Release Preview (just come out). The Samsung Series 7 Slate PC. This has a decent i5 processor, 4Gb RAM and a solid state hard drive. Just costs over a grand though!!
This is a very true fact, so long as you're not using Windows RT.
3. Group policy can be applied to this in the same way as normal so security is spot on - you can't do this with an Apple iPad or an Android tablet. For this reason alone businesses and schools will love this.
Wrong. Flash will not work for sites that Microsoft hasn't white-listed in its Metro IE. For the normal IE, it will be exactly the same as it is now in Google Chrome (ie. Flash will be built in).
4. Web browsing is complete - no problems running flash or moving to HTML 5
Windows RT will only allow Metro apps to be installed, not the old x86 apps.
5. Everything will work on it - full office and all windows programs for Windows 8 will run on it - just can't on the cheaper Arm Tablets (they have Office built in but you can't install any programs - read the Windows 8 Magazine available at all good bookstalls!)
You've not written anything to convince me that Windows 8 will succeed. Add in all the foibles that have been listed here (poor dual screen support, odd interface design for things like 'shutdown', metro being overly dominating etc, I just cannot see it.