It hardly seems 5 minutes since Windows 7 was the Next Big Thing. But apparently Windows 8 will soon be upon us, the principal motivation apparently to allow Microsoft to have another crack at jumping on the tablet bandwagon. It will be interesting to see how many people are actually burning to have Windows on their tablet, in whatever touchy-tabletified guise.
I'm quite happy not to have the following features on my iPad, for example:
- the need to grind the entire system down to the speed of a ZX Spectrum thanks to the latest antivirus software
- irritating pop-ups every five seconds requesting permission for applications to do their basic job
- having to battle with system that insists on saving documents in fundamentally stupid locations buried somewhere 5 million levels deep in the filing system
- the need for every Application That Goes Ping to take up 7 squillion terabytes of disk space, delay startup by half a minute and require at least 2 resets before they will work
But of course, I am open minded and eagerly await the first demonstration of the wondrous crop of Windows 8 tablets which will not fail to ensue.