Microsoft Getting a Clue?
Microsoft seems less relevant than ever in the global software picture. While I’ve never been extremely fond of most of their products, competition in the marketplace is a great thing.
I recently purchased a Windows8 laptop from Asus and was pleasantly surprised. For all you Apple fanboys and fangirls, it’s basically and iPad with Windows apps on it. The graphical login is pretty cool and unique from what I can tell, the Asus HW seems solid, and the touchscreen experience is nice. Best of all, the control panel is somewhere new. We wouldn’t recognize an OS release from Redmond if it didn’t change the location of the Control Panel. 😉
Now this link, where Microsoft is gaming their way back into the hearts and minds of the next generation. They are incentivizing people to develop Windows8 apps. It’s going to take a lot more of this type of thing from what I can tell. None of my friends are excited to jump on the Windows App bandwagon like they were to make an iOS app… yet. I think it’s a smart move.