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    Yeah, I'm not quite sure how any of the new stuff will (if it will at all) fit into my life when at my desk, but for tablet-based stuff it looks pretty impressive.

    And now finally we'll have an influx of tablet-based apps. I know I've been waiting for years for a GOOD ebook reader for my Tablet PC, for example.

    I'm hoping that the developer preview supports the N-trig digitizer natively, because I want to give it a try tonight. It's too bad that they probably won't offer it as a liveDVD type setup, that would be the best idea for something like this.
     
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    It surely MUST support just about any and every Tablet function currently available but I'll rule out my Asus R2h :)

    I'm clicking away but it's still not available :/


    I have a feeling that as long as I can 'centrally' position things like pop3 collection from WHS2011 then the new UI will be just what I'm looking for.
     
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    The biggest concern I have is that most of my stuff isn't on Skydrive / Windows Live, it's on Google. I mean, I don't use hotmail, but use a Gmail account for my personal email (and Google Apps services for my more professional email account), and that's what I use for my calendar, contacts, etc.

    I know they showed Facebook integration but hopefully it'll work the same for Google.

    Similarly an issue on their phones, I don't use Windows Live Messenger, but a mix of AIM, Yahoo, and Skype. We know Microsoft is including Skype, but that's it, so it leaves me a little worried for some of this stuff in Windows.
     
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    The others will quickly release 'apps' as they simply cannot ignore Windows. I just hope that Google and itunes don't do the usual trick of installing a whole load of pap to slow down the machine :(
     
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    Another (tiny) concern is for browser add-ins. Most of them suck, but LastPass is one I use on a daily basis. In IE9, add-ins are handled horribly. You need to add another toolbar for them, you can't just add the icon next to the home / settings / favorites button. Hopefully there's a better way that they handle this in IE10, because honestly that's the one thing keeping me from IE9 as primary browser in Win7 (because it does work better with Touch/Pen than FF or Chrome).
     
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    You do have a fantastic point and I've never thought of that before... 'just add the icon next to the home...'. Why haven't they done this???

    As you've also pointed out I REALLY hope that they get serious with the plug-ins as I really like Opera for that
     
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    *Cough* preview's up a little early.

    Don't tell anyone yet though, since I'm getting it at 2MB per second. :p
     
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    So far it's a no-go on my Dell XT (which I have backups, and it's going back to Dell soon anyway, so I don't care much).

    I keep getting an error about needing a CD/DVD driver, despite no DVD drive being connected (loading the developer tools version off a USB drive).

    I'm going to try one of the versions that fits on a DVD5 and try burning it, see if that helps.

    Edit: As it turns out, it's failing a hash check for me, I'm going to attempt to re-download it.
     
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