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View Full Version : Is Windows 8 The Future of Tablet Operating Systems?

Michael Knutson
09-15-2011, 03:00 AM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://blog.laptopmag.com/samsung-windows-8-developer-preview-pc-hands-on-the-future-of-tablets' target='_blank'>http://blog.laptopmag.com/samsung-w...ture-of-tablets</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"The Samsung Windows 8 Developer Preview PC is kind of like the anti-iPad. And we&rsquo;re not complaining. The Live Tile interface is more dynamic. You can write on it with a pen. And it boots even faster. But you can&rsquo;t buy this slate. It was designed to let developers sink their teeth into Windows 8 to start cranking out apps."</em></p><p><em><object width="600" height="360" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/8Tyns2ibONo&amp;feature=player_embedded&amp;ap=%26fmt=18" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/8Tyns2ibONo&amp;feature=player_embedded&amp;ap=%26fmt=18" /></object></em></p><p>Are we seeing the beginning of the end for Windows laptops? This preview edition seems to meld the best of a laptop with tablet features (or Windows Phone 7 features, if you prefer). The Metro UI is quite a departure from legacy Windows, but the more I see of it, the more I like it. And, there will be a desktop mode for those that aren't (yet) comfortable with touch mode. Not a lot of core apps are available now, but the preview is impressive.</p><p><object width="600" height="360" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/5k2c9C8ce7Q&amp;ap=%26fmt=18" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/5k2c9C8ce7Q&amp;ap=%26fmt=18" /></object></p><p>Throw the tablet in its docking station, and add a bluetooth keyboard, and, bye bye laptop!</p><p><object width="600" height="360" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/w8-K1ELv6DE&amp;ap=%26fmt=18" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/w8-K1ELv6DE&amp;ap=%26fmt=18" /></object></p><p>Hello Windows of the future!</p>