So I recently completed my experiments with Windows 8, and my final verdict was that Win8 abandons traditional PCs too much and doesn’t display the level of being a jack of trades OS that runs on everything that Microsoft has pitched it as. Well, never fear geek consumers, Microsoft has an answer to that. They’re making a tablet to go along with the new OS. 😛
Heh. The “Microsoft Surface” tablet, named after Microsoft’s attempt to bring something from Tron into real life back in 2007 with their “Surface” tabletop computer. 😀 The reason why it bugs me anytime Microsoft makes any hardware is rather simple. Back in the Windows 9x days when Windows 95 and 98 crashed under normal everyday use us disgruntled PC geeks used to find consolation in the fact that “well at least Microsoft doesn’t actually make any computers. Can you imagine how bad a Microsoft computer would be?” 😛
The world got its first taste of that with the X-Box 360 and the massive quality/RROD problems that basically made it a hardware equivalent of Windows 98 with how much the first runs of 360s broke under normal use, but that could be brushed off as “a gaming console rather than a computer.”
Well, the brushing off is over. Now Microsoft is making an actual computer, not a game console. Buckle your seat belts techies. 😛
…and for those who want to see my YouTube videos involving Windows 8’s consumer and release previews, here’s a link to the playlist. 😀
By the way, when I mention Win8 being supposedly a jack of trades OS, it’s a nod to this Steve Ballmer interview from awhile back.