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Microsoft Surface: My First Month
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GAProgrammer
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GAProgrammer,
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12/27/2012 | 2:28:51 PM
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While the article is about the RT, it is interesting that no one has pointed out that the Surface Pro IS a PC. Maybe once you get to use that you will truly love the Surface?
pblanc108
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pblanc108,
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12/24/2012 | 5:51:10 PM
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Currenlty, I use a desktop, laptop and an Ipad 4. I have upgraded our computers to windows 8 machines with touchscreen b Lenovo. So far, win 8 proves to be incredible. The combination of touchscreen, mouse and keboard is powerful, yet fun.
When traveling, I still nedd to bring my laptop and ipad. When the Microsoft Surface Pro arrives, it will be able to replace both my laptop and my iPad.
The build quality of the Surface rivals that of the iPad and Microsoft is on the right track with this device. It is powerful, smooth, intuitive and beautiful. I am waiting patiently for the Surface Pro - I just hope they make it available with cellular in addition to wi-fi.
unclejessie
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unclejessie,
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11/28/2012 | 9:49:30 PM
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ok crossing my fingers on pulse although i did see a summary of the recent WP8 launch that the Microsoft Store would be getting 46 out of the top 50 iOS apps so maybe that at least includes Flipboard which i love too. overall i am starting to use my surface much more now similar to your experience - i have resorted to using my ipad and kindle fire for things they only do when i need/want to :) Great column, thanks!
MFeibus
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MFeibus,
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11/27/2012 | 3:32:57 PM
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Hey Jessie. Yeah, it's the HTML5 app, not the "real" app, which I still miss terribly. I started down a tangent on that - and DropBox, as well. DropBox isn't the actual app either. It's a third-party app that signs into your DropBox account. Obviously, I ended up leaving it alone.

I miss ESPN ScoreCenter the most, but I didn't mention it because, knowing my luck, it would show up on the app store the day after my column posted!
Sam_Smith
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Sam_Smith,
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11/26/2012 | 11:14:05 PM
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I use the People app now mostly for Facebook and Twitter, since it seem to filter out the sponsored posts, and always show most recent, vs Top posts, I don't check Linkedin daily, but when I do I hit it up via the browser, same with Facebook and Twitter when I want to tweak or configure etc.

I have tossed away my Dropbox, SugarSync & Google cloud solutions and strictly use Skydrive now, I was never a fan of using Apps as a conduit for full blown browser access to online websites, I found apps to be very limiting, the apps I have downloaded so far for the Surface are mostly ones with live tiles that I can see updated news and stock bits at a glance.
thegrendel
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thegrendel,
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11/26/2012 | 10:06:49 PM
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The hardware is pretty good, but the software is lacking?
No problem. Nothing an install of a custom version of
Linux or Android wouldn't fix. I'm waiting until some time
next year, when the Surface RT will be on sale at Big Lots
for $11.99. Then I'll be able to play around with it and hack it.
unclejessie
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unclejessie,
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11/26/2012 | 9:36:26 PM
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@Mike - I was excited when I thought I read Pulse was available in the Microsoft Store but just checked on my Surface RT and it isn't there. Were you using the HTML app on your Surface??? Pulse and Flipboard are the apps I miss the most :(
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eptCameron,
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11/26/2012 | 7:14:15 PM
re: Microsoft Surface: My First Month
There are still so many applications and softwares going actice on Surface time by time gradually. Just waiting for private cloud service to get innitiated ASAP. Microsoft will definitely work with that sooner as it has recently done its case study on Hosted Virtual Desktops. Check out the case study here: http://www.dincloud.com/news/M...


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