Tag Archives: Windows 8

Coming to the Surface

We’ve all played a little Xbox, but how many of you ever got your hands on a Zune, or a Kin? Microsoft’s getting back into the hardware game with the Surface tablet and on episode 63 of inThirty we get into, about, and under the soon to be released device. We talk pricing, features, make predictions on future market share, and add to the overall confusion about the two different versions of Windows, RT and 8, that’ll run on this new entrant to the tablet market.

Episode 63 Hangout: http://youtu.be/6pxvOYZyAJg?t=5m22s

Show Notes
Microsoft Surface Pricing Goes Toe-to-Toe with Apple iPad | Slashdot
Surface with Windows RT | Microsoft
Surface RT: Pricing details, spec updates...” | PCWorld
Microsoft fails to explain Windows 8 vs. Windows RT…” | The Verge
On the Recent Microsoft Surface Announcements | Curious Rat

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Who Cares About Windows 8?

Who cares about Windows 8? Well, Harry, Chaim, and Justin care enough to talk about it and the state of the desktop OS in general for thirty minutes.
We discuss the most important elements for creating a solid user experience on the desktop and the aspects that lock users into a platform. And try to figure out if Microsoft’s upcoming OS with its Metro UI can create a halo effect to get people interested in Windows Phone.

 

Show Links:

Windows 8: pictures, video, & a hands-on preview of the developer build | This is My Next
Nothing Wrong | Curious Rat
Microsoft’s Creative Destruction | New York Times

 

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