How the hacker bogeyman is coming to get you Ahh... a new bogeyman to frighten the koolaid drinking sheeple with. "Strip us of our rights, burn the Constitution, just protect us from this new bogeyman" they will bleet. This new Amerika is such a grand place.
Isn't it sad that those that raise their right hand and swear "to support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America" are usually the ones most likely to trash it.
Microsoft Outs Surface... Yawn...This will be as worthless as all of the other tablets. I already have a laptop and I have a smart phone. I don't want to have the expense of THREE devices. I'm in the market to replace, not add.
I might be interested in the Surface x86 (or whatever confounded name they'll call it -- another classic Microsoft confusion blunder).
IMO -- Right now an ARM based Microsoft tablet is a mistake. If they can use Intel's new x86 SOC and pack decent power and battery life in an x86 tablet, that would be something. From my perspective, that should be Microsoft's vision rather than the current lukeWARM strategy. People expect Windows to be able to run their software and I think it's catastrophic for them to assume folks buying a Windows tablet won't be shocked when there's little software for it and it won't run any current Windows software.
I understand they have to move forward and that Apple is eating their lunch but Microsoft has always been about building on what they have by bringing the past and the future together. The iPhone succeeded because it was revolutionary. The iPad succeeds because it basked in the glow of the iPhone to reach critical mass and developers saw a market for iPad-specific software. So far Windows phone is sort of like Beta Max, good technology but the other platforms overshadow it. Surface needs "glow" to reach critical mass and that glow should be it's ability to run all (most) Windows software even if that software isn't optimal for a tablet interface. (That's what the dust-cover keyboard solves along with a cheap Bluetooth mouse.)