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never buying any metro device, praying steam for linux catches on by the time windows 7 stops being supported in 2020 lol.
I notice the opinion on MUI (Metro) is like night and day depending on whether the user is using a decent touchscreen device. The fact is, desktop isn't great for touch-only (though it's better here than Windows 7) and the Windows Phone fans like me have been pretty die-hard, much preferring this interface over anything else on a touchscreen.

And that's one way Windows 8 fits well as a hybrid rather than anything else, since most of us are going to spend most of our time in Desktop.
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I notice the opinion on MUI (Metro) is like night and day depending on whether the user is using a decent touchscreen device. The fact is, desktop isn't great for touch-only (though it's better here than Windows 7) and the Windows Phone fans like me have been pretty die-hard, much preferring this interface over anything else on a touchscreen.

And that's one way Windows 8 fits well as a hybrid rather than anything else, since most of us are going to spend most of our time in Desktop.

I'm a windows phone user, and I never use metro on my tablet. I always just use the desktop.
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Darn. Anecdotal evidence countered.
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Should I expect the Surface Pro to trickle into local Best Buys over the next couple weeks, or resign myself to another month of "this product is out of stock"?
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Should I expect the Surface Pro to trickle into local Best Buys over the next couple weeks, or resign myself to another month of "this product is out of stock"?

You should be able to go on the waiting list at your Best Buy. I did that and got my Pro within a week.
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You should be able to go on the waiting list at your Best Buy. I did that and got my Pro within a week.

Just tried; the manager said they're not taking preorders now that the thing has been released. It's first come first served now. I have a feeling it's going to be a long wait; I live in SoCal along with a few million other people and I bet our local best buys are going to get 2 units each rolleyes.gif
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Just tried; the manager said they're not taking preorders now that the thing has been released. It's first come first served now. I have a feeling it's going to be a long wait; I live in SoCal along with a few million other people and I bet our local best buys are going to get 2 units each rolleyes.gif

Why don't you order online to get it by march 1?
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Why don't you order online to get it by march 1?

I have $550 worth of BB gift cards as a result of not noticing my employer's "extra rewards perks" for 10 years, and absolutely nothing else in BB that I want to buy biggrin.gif.

Actually, as soon as I posted my previous post it became available for online order at my store. I just purchased it but the progress bar is stuck at "confirming in-store availability". I bet it won't go through, but at least it looks like more stock is coming smile.gif
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I have $550 worth of BB gift cards as a result of not noticing my employer's "extra rewards perks" for 10 years, and absolutely nothing else in BB that I want to buy biggrin.gif.

Actually, as soon as I posted my previous post it became available for online order at my store. I just purchased it but the progress bar is stuck at "confirming in-store availability". I bet it won't go through, but at least it looks like more stock is coming smile.gif

Ah I see haha. I would recommend calling them or a few best buys. On Saturday it showed the 128 pro available for store pickup at 3 of the best buys near me. Two of them said they were all for preorders but one had 1 left and held it for me. I may have bought the last one in Oregon haha
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What might end up being horrible for you is that the day you have an opportunity to get one, Microsoft will announce the Surface 2.
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