YOLO. Unless you’re a cat. YOLNT (nine times) then.It just came in my head when I saw a YOLO gif…
Microsoft gambles on a touch-based futureWindows 8 is a rebirth, a “reimagining” of Windows and the entire Microsoft brand. It’s also the single riskiest project that Microsoft has ever embarked upon — a bet from Redmond that users can adapt to a new way of computing. With mobile alternatives from Google and Apple eating into sales of traditional PCs, Microsoft needed to act quickly to protect its Windows revenue. A short testing phase of under a year from Developer Preview to a finished product in stores shows that Microsoft is serious this time around. The result? An entirely new Windows user interface designed for touch and a new generation of Windows apps. This isn’t the Windows you’re familiar with, but is that a good thing?
Another technology reblog - I’m trying to do less technology things, but there has been a lot going on recently.
Microsoft Surface review
In case you missed it last night, catch our full Microsoft Surface review.
Of the reviews I’ve seen/read, The Verge's seems to be the least impressed with Microsoft's new Surface - a hybrid tablet/laptop device that runs Windows RT, with a separate Surface coming later with Windows 8 Pro.
I really wanted this to be great product - it held a lot of promise. However, it appears that the software situation is not ideal. Hopefully, developers will begin to make apps quickly for Windows 8 - Surface sold a lot of pre-orders and Windows 8 will be rolled onto new devices in the coming time.
I also wanted the Surface to be cheaper. I’m a ‘student’, after all.