1. Wasim Wes Adetunji's Avatar
    I'm always surprised how easily people forget what they loved about Windows in the first place! What's your favourite feature? Here's Why Windows is Way Cooler than iPad or Android | The Verge
    HeyCori and Kevin Rush like this.
    03-11-2015 08:42 PM
  2. plot_almighty's Avatar
    Are you the author of that article? And did you actually get The Verge to approve a pro MS article?

    ...Did hell just freeze over?
    03-11-2015 10:24 PM
  3. WillysJeepMan's Avatar
    You neglected to add "weekly Windows updates that have a 50% chance of installing without introducing a bug" as one of the pretty awesome features of Windows on tablets.

    Some on the list, like "active stylus" are not exclusive to Windows nor are they universal to all Windows tablets.

    The article sounds more like a cheerleading back-slapping piece for fans.
    Tom Snyder likes this.
    03-12-2015 03:19 PM
  4. Motor_Mouth's Avatar
    I've never had any problems with updates on my ThinkPad 8. It's as smooth on my tablet as on any other PC I use.
    Kevin Rush likes this.
    03-20-2015 04:50 PM
  5. Giddora's Avatar
    You neglected to add "weekly Windows updates that have a 50% chance of installing without introducing a bug" as one of the pretty awesome features of Windows on tablets.

    Some on the list, like "active stylus" are not exclusive to Windows nor are they universal to all Windows tablets.

    The article sounds more like a cheerleading back-slapping piece for fans.
    Windows updates once per month :-\
    03-20-2015 05:20 PM
  6. WillysJeepMan's Avatar
    Windows updates once per month :-\
    Not exactly true. While most updates occur on the 2nd or 4th Tuesday of the month, there are daily updates as well (primarily for but not limited to Windows Defender and Microsoft Security Essentials). There are also driver updates that can occur outside of "Patch Tuesday" loads.
    Tom Snyder and Kevin Rush like this.
    03-20-2015 05:38 PM
  7. Giddora's Avatar
    I don't see these as windows-updates. Windows updates once per month.
    alexander0311 likes this.
    03-21-2015 11:12 AM
  8. WillysJeepMan's Avatar
    I don't see these as windows-updates. Windows updates once per month.
    You are free to view them as you wish, but it is the "Windows Update" service that is delivering them, and it is specific to Windows services and subsystems. These updates (or whatever you would call them) have the possibility of disrupting usage of the tablet.. with a frequency of more than once a month. That was the point that I was making.
    Tom Snyder likes this.
    03-21-2015 03:19 PM
  9. Tom Snyder's Avatar
    I think too many have never known anything but auto updates and do not realize how nice user control and customization is or was at one time. They like everything decided for them by the O/S or installed software. Many are forced to learn when they get a buggy update and it causes major problems and have no idea what caused it through auto updating everything.

    I check Microsoft updates a couple times each week along with checking for other software and hardware updates, along with searching the net for a updates bugs.
    03-22-2015 12:53 PM
  10. anony_mouse's Avatar
    I just read the Verge article. I don't want to be negative, and I might be missing something, but aren't virtually all of those functions, or a very close equivalent, also available on Android and iOS?
    03-22-2015 01:07 PM
  11. Wasim Wes Adetunji's Avatar
    :

    Some on the list, like "active stylus" are not exclusive to Windows nor are they universal to all Windows tablets.
    .
    There is just one Android tablet with pen support and all the most prominent Windows tablets have it.
    04-16-2015 06:32 AM
  12. Wasim Wes Adetunji's Avatar
    I just read the Verge article. I don't want to be negative, and I might be missing something, but aren't virtually all of those functions, or a very close equivalent, also available on Android and iOS?
    Hmm close equivalent? Integrated search with OCR? There is ONE Android tablet with pen support, does NOT have handwriting recognition. They're finally starting to copy split screen, but its largely a Windows exclusive and apps can only run in windows ON Windows, that the music locker is available on all devices including Xbox is unique...Share charm works with all apps instead of the handful of safari extensions like Bing translate.

    These are definitely distinguishing features...
    04-16-2015 06:38 AM
  13. WillysJeepMan's Avatar
    There is just one Android tablet with pen support and all the most prominent Windows tablets have it.
    Now you are backtracking. Your article implied that active stylus is something that is universal to all Windows tablets and is one reason why Windows tablets are superior to iPads...

    In your article your wrote, " Only a Windows tablet can do this ________....like using my active stylus to draw diagrams and take notes without needing any paper in class."

    You are wrong.
    04-17-2015 02:48 PM
  14. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Now you are backtracking. Your article implied that active stylus is something that is universal to all Windows tablets and is one reason why Windows tablets are superior to iPads...

    In your article your wrote, " Only a Windows tablet can do this ________....like using my active stylus to draw diagrams and take notes without needing any paper in class."

    You are wrong.
    I think he said "prominent" windows tablets, not all.
    04-17-2015 02:52 PM

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