Split Screens and Personalities

I remember back in 2009 playing with the beta for Windows 7 thinking, “Wow! This is SO much better than Vista! This is Vista done right!” That was a phrase that stuck to Windows 7 for me all these years. Vista done right. The point to this is that when I was using Windows 7 I had the resource hog that was Vista to compare it to so, in essence, whatever came next could only be better. I can compare that to using Windows ME, which I grew up with, then making the move to Windows XP which was infinitely better. The problem is now that I’ve used and fell in love with Windows 7 the Windows 8 OS could, if the track record held, be another Windows ME and Vista. There seems to be this idea that every other OS that Microsoft releases is going to be garbage and while it’s too soon to tell I have a good feeling this isn’t the case with Windows 8.
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Windows Phone: The First 24 Hours

Two days ago I wrote about how excited I was about my Windows Phone coming in the mail. So yesterday I received it and set it up and so far the experience has been a positive one. Just to note that I’m approaching this HTC Trophy from Verizon the same way one might look back on the HTC Dream which is to say that this isn’t the end result of this product but rather just the beginning. That being said I’m of the opinion that this is a very good beginning!
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