Windows Surface Pro - Anyone using one?

Started Mar 4, 2013 | Questions thread
Brian Miller
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Re: Windows Surface Pro - Anyone using one?
In reply to CAcreeks, Mar 6, 2013

CAcreeks wrote:

Not touch enabled. What besides Office 2013 and OneNote are touch enabled? Search found:

How much of the "massive" software collection for the MacBook Pro is touch enabled?

  • Remo Recover (Yahoo)
  • umm... nothing (Google)
  • Remo Recover (Bing)

Interesting review of OneNote here at Ars Technica .

Ars notes there are two versions, app and Office, but doesn't say much about the app version, which is kind of a shadow of Office OneNote.  That might have been what you heard about.

P.S. If Microsoft App Store has touch-enabled Metro software, why doesn't Bing say so?

I haven't found a Windows program that isn't touch-enabled at a basic level (selecting, scrolling, etc.).  (Win8 takes care of that.)  The generalized touch interface

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/hh465415.aspx

will be showing up in more programs (not just apps) soon.

Note not many programs actually need the enhanced features that a digitized screen provides.  A number of the top-level PC games (which run reasonably ok on a Surface) are adding touch interface to game control for tablet-oriented uses, and the drawing and photo-editing programs  are either available in enhanced touch or will be soon.

The Win8 app catalog has more than 30,000 titles now, after four months.  I tried to google OSX apps quantity but only found out-of-date info (10,000 last year).  Maybe someone else knows.

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