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[TV] Windows 8 vs. iPad: feature by feature

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While the Consumer Preview software remains at the beta stage, its central concepts have now been fleshed out, so we thought this would be a fitting time to compare them against Apple's iPad, the incumbent leader in the tablet space Microsoft is seeking to become a player in. iOS 5 and Windows 8 share a few similarities, but the user experience is fundamentally different and informed by different interaction metaphors. You can see those detailed in the video below, and if you care to learn more about what else has changed under the Windows hood with version 8, feel free to peruse our comprehensive preview of the Consumer Preview.

http://www.theverge.com/2012/3/1/2835346/windows-8-vs-ipad-feature-comparison

Best tablet OS handsdown
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Just wow by Windows 8...


And Apple will now sue.
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Just wow by Windows 8...
And Apple will now sue.

Unlike Android and Google, Microsoft did not copy anything and does pretty much everything completely different, also they can draw a lot of usability functions from Windows Mobile, which was before iOS, so yeah...

I have not played with Windows 8 on a tablet yet but Windows Phone 7.5 follows same idea, it has different unlock mechanism and even answering calls is different (which is the way I prefer), you slide the photo up few centimeters up and click answer, eliminating the accidental pickup/hangup when sliding from your pocket.
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Now this is what I truly think of as 'revolutionary.'
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I like how Windows 8 has side by side apps, that's something the iPad could really use. On the other hand though, Windows 8 might be too gesture heavy. There might be times that you unintentionally switch apps, close an app, and so on. Just think of all the times you've seen a novice computer user unintentionally do something with the mouse. This is like that all over again and it will take some time before they figure out what works and what doesn't in terms of gesture control.
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I just wish they wouldn't try and force this same OS on a platform it does not belong, the desktop.
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All right, I watched it. I was somewhat open minded about Windows 8 on a slate, but I'm not digging that so far. The Metro UI is okay, it definitely needs a lot of work which I'm sure they'll do, but the fact is it's still the standard Windows desktop behind it and it's not ideal for a touch screen slate. It's definitely no competition to iOS, even Android is simpler to use and as far as I'm concerned, far more intuitive and usable. That just looks like one big mess, right now at least.

I want to see a version of Windows 7.5 mobile on a slate, it actually looks pretty good. That has a lot of potential!

And why was the iPad even there? (Aside from attracting hits.) All I wanted to see is benchmarks like loading web pages, YouTube videos, etc., but only ended up with a brief and very poor comparison.
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All right, I watched it. I was somewhat open minded about Windows 8 on a slate, but I'm not digging that so far. The Metro UI is okay, it definitely needs a lot of work which I'm sure they'll do, but the fact is it's still the standard Windows desktop behind it and it's not ideal for a touch screen slate. It's definitely no competition to iOS, even Android is simpler to use and as far as I'm concerned, far more intuitive and usable. That just looks like one big mess, right now at least.
I want to see a version of Windows 7.5 mobile on a slate, it actually looks pretty good. That has a lot of potential!
And why was the iPad even there? (Aside from attracting hits.) All I wanted to see is benchmarks like loading web pages, YouTube videos, etc., but only ended up with a brief and very poor comparison.

It is The Verge. They have to talk about Apple products. iPad is the considered to be the market leader for tablets, so what else would they compare a Windows 8 tablet to?
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No matter how hard Microsoft tries, they still come across like someone's uncool Dad, dancing at a party.
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