| ||Question: Why do laptops now ship with Windows 8?|
2 points by timmm on Nov 9, 2012 | hide | past | web | favorite | 8 comments |
|I'm looking for a pc after years with a mac. My dad has a windows 7 laptop which is good and supports all the programs I use (*Eclipse, Net Beans, Photoshop ect). But as I look around I see all the new laptops have Windows 8. But my understanding is windows 8 is mobile software made for netbooks, tablets, phones, ect and won't be able to support the programs I use. Why is shipping on laptops? Is this where we are heading?|
This is getting super confusing. That's like buying a dell laptop with android. I can't run my programs on android. I am doing development, git, eclipse, netbeans, PS3, ect.
I'm really getting confused - is there something I'm missing?
Is windows 8 for laptops different than windows 8 for tablets,netbooks,and phones?
Because there is no way android can support the programs I need so I don't see how windows 8 could?
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