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Windows 7: Microsoft Plans New Windows Version for Tablets


23 Dec 2010   #1
JMH

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Microsoft Plans New Windows Version for Tablets

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Tech enthusiasts who have been flummoxed by Microsoft's slower-than-molasses reactions to new market trends such as motion gaming (Wii, 2006) smartphones (iPhone, 2007), and tablet computing (iPad, 2010) got a bit of good news this week: According to a Bloomberg report, the software giant is finally porting its Windows operating system to non-PC, thin and light hardware systems, opening up core product line to a new generation of devices.

Halleluiah! Did Microsoft just get its mojo back?
Microsoft Plans New Windows Version for Tablets


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23 Dec 2010   #2

Windows7 x64 7600 16385
 
 

I sure hope they do a good job of it. I just bought my wife a Samsung Galaxy Tab with Android 2.2 and I'm really impressed with it.
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23 Dec 2010   #3
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

For some reason Microsoft has been having to play catchup lately. First the cellphone now the Pad or Tablet (whichever you prefer calling it).

Sure hope someone weak up over there in Redmond.
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23 Dec 2010   #4

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 

I don't see why they need to make a whole new OS for it. I'm sure Windows Phone 7 could just be tweaked a bit.
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28 Dec 2010   #5

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Everlong View Post
I don't see why they need to make a whole new OS for it. I'm sure Windows Phone 7 could just be tweaked a bit.
Microsoft is not Apple (iPhone = iPad = iPod Touch => iOS)
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28 Dec 2010   #6

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

Windows Phone & Windows Mobile = Windows CE on steroids.

Since MS has been using CE on many, many devices before, I guess they just decided that their current system won't work well with tablets since they're mostly touch. A new OS makes sense... sort of.

Btw, a modified Windows Phone 7 on tablets would suck. It's mostly locked down, it doesn't feel like the classic anymore wherein you can meddle with anything because of the fact you can access almost anything.
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