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Office programs do seem to open faster. I will check tomorrow on a few more machines at work.
I was not to keen on the idea myself as well, but I have been using a Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 for a few months now at work and can say I would be at a loss without it. For starters whenever I leave my desk it’s my go to device from email, news, note taking (OneOne), but more importantly I can troubleshoot around 80% of my network and systems issues on it. I’m talking MMCs and web based control panels.
Sure it’s not too powerful but it has saved me a few times. The fact that it works with my traditional network I can treat it like any other computer which means OS deployment, software deployment, network policy, and folder redirection.
Now if I never left my desk its usefulness would probably diminish.
They really screwed over schools here. I talked to many product reps and they can’t believe what happened. Even with educational pricing for 250 seats at @ 19.99 a month it comes to $60,000 a year. Compared to the $3,500 I payed every two years before.
Oh plus the management of user IDs tied to licenses and the fact this kills the idea of ever having a lab environment with access to Adobe CS.
So far I haven’t found a Youtube Windows 8 app that supports proxy authentication. While I’m on the subject here are some other apps that also don’t support it:
Bank of America
Any other Youtube app
Yeah replace is too strong of a word, but I can see tablets becoming what laptops are now. More popular then desktops, more of an evolutionary change.
Is it because it’s expensive tech? Or too much of a change to get people to see the benefit of such a setup?
If the desktop dies, which it won’t for a little while, then it will be replaced by a tablet. Just like your cellphone might replace your camera and mp3 player, and more. However, if you need the best of the best you go buy that Canon DSLR and $1,000 lens.
Posted: The Future of The Desktop
26 days ago 16 comments
I understand but that R2 thing always freaks me out as a cost upgrade. I hope your right but with each day that goes by, more and more features are being added to 8.1 that I’m afraid Microsoft will shoot themselves in the foot by charging for this.
Someone correct me if I’m wrong here, but for Windows Server, when Microsoft releases a R2 version of it’s server OS it usually cost money. I think they did that for Windows Server 2008 R2. Meaning you can’t just upgrade for free you had to pay to get it. If that’s the case then I’m worried it would be the same for Windows 8.1.
26 days ago on Windows RT 8.1 Preview and Windows Server 2012 R2 revealed in leaked code 1 reply 1 recommend
Your welcome! Hopefully Microsoft will bring CalDav to both WP and Windows by the fall. It looks like MS might be listening to the customers again based on recent news of the start menu returning and so forth.