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    Seems at least a user is dumping his Mac and iPad for a Windows 8 machine

    David Pierce, from the The Verge:

    http://www.theverge.com/2012/8/16/3246185/this-is-my-next-windows-8

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    ome interesting statements:

    "I'll be switching because Windows 8 is the first desktop operating system that understands what a computer is supposed to do in 2012, and it’s at once more productive and more fun than any OS I’ve used before."

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    I don't have to remember to sync, or transfer my files, or think about which device makes more sense for a certain place or situation. It's like playing with legos, assembling and disassembling different machines from the same parts depending on what I feel like that day."

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    Using Windows 8 is like living in a house made out of internet. There's a browser, sure (and it's a good one despite being named Internet Explorer), but the whole OS is constantly changing and updating because its every fiber is connected to the internet. "

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    he Start Screen is a brilliant innovation for desktop computers, a huge improvement on the folder-littered desktops on every other OS, which serve exactly no purpose except to show a background photo"

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    Ultimately, that's what I love about Windows 8: without losing any power or capability, it added a ton of the features I love about my phone, from full-screen optimized apps to pretty interfaces to lots of glanceable content. I don't need to spend all my time bouncing between a dozen different apps, because so much information is already surfaced for me. Even the lock screen is more useful, showing messages or calendar events; Mountain Lion just shows me my picture and asks me for my password."

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    If I were a Windows user, the upgrade would be a no-brainer. But I'm not already a Windows user, and I can't wait to get my hands on a Windows 8 device, toss my MacBook Air out a window (or at least into a closet), and finally start working with an OS that gets how we work in 2012."



    Just more food for thought.



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    Just reinforces what we have been saying for a while now. When the time comes I will be replacing my Win 7 Ultimate OS with Win 8 Pro. (I will make a complete image first). Then once I have all my customizations done and all my apps installed, and everything is working as expected, I will delete the present Win 8 partition and include this space in my new Win 8 Pro partition. This will leave me with Win 8 Pro (C Drive) and Data (D Drive).
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    If one is a home user with an iPad or other Apple products, I really can't see a lot about Windows 8 that would make it compelling enough to switch. However, if you are a corporate user, the native security and integration to Active Directory would make it a no-brainer to dump the insecure Apple products for a Windows 8 tablet.
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    I can see what he means. I use a Windows 7 Phone and love it, so I know how the single glance to get a lot of status info feels. For mobility, a Surface tablet or even the Lenovo tablet he is talking about, can be a decent tool, not limited in what you can do, like the iPad, but a real computer when you need to and a tablet when it makes sense. Apple has nothing to offer me. I don't want to collect an assorted number of different devices. I can have a phone, a mobile computing device and a desktop. If this mobile computing device can be a tablet, which I can also use as I use laptop today, that would be amazing. Both Surface and the Lenovo tablet will allow that. Apple cannot offer anything like it.

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    The new crop of tablets coming out may have a distinct influence on whether I ever own a tablet or not. The iPad does not interest me in the least. I can not afford such an expensive, insecure device to play with. If I purchase a tablet I want it to have the power to run a full fledged OS, not a stripped down OS. I want to be able to do the work I presently do on my laptop on the tablet.
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