Windeows 8.1 The Best OS for Tablets?

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  1. Knuck111

    Knuck111 New Member

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    IMO, Windows 8.1 is the best tablet OS. Far exceeds IOS7 and Android. This coming from a long time Mac user.
     
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    Maybe so but I think the desktop/metro environments rather than just 1 environment is still a drawback for this OS. I would like to see it as a smoother transition between the 2 or possibly even the metro apps hanging out on a swipe-able desktop page kinda like IOS and Android having more than 1 homescreen.
     
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    With 8.1 you do have the choice of which of home screens you want when you boot, Metro or Desktop. I'll admit, I leave it boot to Metro even though I spend most of my time using the desktop, but I think that will change. We will all be weaned from the desktop windows eventually. It takes time for first class apps such as Office 2013 to become a Metro app. I also believe when Metro becomes the standard work environment, RT Surfaces will become a lot more popular, with just the speed beng it's main detriment compared to the pro. I don't see any other way the Microsoft could have ventured into a new Windows world and kept a foot in the past, so as not to abandon all the present Windows apps.
     
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    No, I'm talking about the metro apps and the desktop apps or screens being joined together so you just swipe from 1 to another. More fluid and instantaneous than it currently is. Seamlessly if you will.
     
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    I like Metro UI when I have it in hand as a tablet. I don't like that I'm stuck with IE as my Metro browser but all in all I like the flow of everything. I prefer the flow to it over my iPad actually.
     
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    Hmm, indeed! I'm just imagining something like a 2-finger-swipe which allows you just to drag any desktop-window or icons away, immediatly dragging the metro squares in instead.
    That'd be awesome...
     
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    first time I experienced windows 8 was on a laptop, HATED THE EXPERIENCE. Now ive learned to use it on a tablet its not all that bad
     
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    Same as everyone else who gives it a chance really!
     

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