re: 5 Windows 8 Gripes Microsoft Must Address
Actually, the comments here seem more cogent than the article, but anyway...
Mostly what they said, but with this addendum:
The whole "PC is dead" thing is blown WAY out of proportion, and unfortunately MSFT seems to have taken the same bait many of the media folks have.
As a somewhat-reluctant yet must-do IT admin for my company, I am intrigued by the foray into tablet form-factors. As yet there are a few things stopping me:
2) Android. Meh. Security is ill, ability to manage is nil, and of Java--, I've had my fill. Nuff said.
3) Apple. Nice UI. Security, so-so. True support for IT - hmm, OK, not great though. But evolving. Final take - too expensive overall.
It seems that the tablet adoption-rates march ever-higher, and I expect that will continue for some time to come (and not just because of the "coolness-factor"). Tablets are very useful for some things, just not all things.
But I agree that Win8 is just not a very good answer, yet. If it were not for the fact that it has built-in Hyper-V capability, I wouldn't have it in my shop at all.