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Add another PC maker to the list of those readying Windows 8 PCs and tablets. Samsung Electronics Co. officials told Bloomberg this week that t hey'll have Windows 8 touch-centric PCs in the market in the second half of next year . Models will include at least one offering that will be a modified version of the Samsung Series 7 that currently runs Windows 7, Samsung officials said.
Windows 8, the next version of Microsoft 's operating system, will sport a dual interface aimed at both tablet and desktop computers, and the company will approve or reject third-party apps for the tablet version. Details of the first developer preview of Windows 8 were unveiled at the Build conference in Anaheim, California, where the week-long meeting of developers has just begun. Microsoft boasted of the success of success of Windows 7 , which division chief Steve Sinofsky said has now sold 450m copies – up from 350m in April – and which has now overtaken Windows XP in consumer usage. (XP still leads worldwide , though.)
My ZDNet colleagues have gone gaga over the 2011 MacBook Air. Christopher Dawson calls it “a pretty incredible computer.” James Kendrick says it “epitomizes what mobile computers should be” and will become his primary computer. After only a week, Zack Whittaker admits he has “fallen head over heels” with his. Among Silicon Valley journalists, MacBooks are ubiquitous.
In my career I have come across many situations where it was required to include/remove the Identity Property to/from a column at a latter stage of the development cycle due to some flaw. If a sequence number is manually maintained, it would require the application to have a separate logic. The change-over will require extra effort and additional over heads. The obvious workaround for this would be to introduce an Identity Column to the table which will not require any additional effort or cost. The main disadvantage in it is that it cannot be updated.
Don't think this is relevant in this peartree by Nov 20
The iPad may be "magical," but future Winpads will be "immersive." Understanding what Microsoft means when it invokes the "I" word is going to become increasingly important to Windows developers (and to a lesser extent, users), in the not-too-distant future. There have been some recent leaks that indicate Windows 8 may include a Ribbonized Windows Explorer or a possible Metro-inspired Windows 8 lock screen . However, relatively little is still known about the Windows 8 interface at this point in the development schedule. In spite of any official Windows 8 word, it has been rumored for a while now that Microsoft will be offering two different interfaces with Windows 8. One, allegedly, will be a tiled interface (similar to the tiled Metro/Windows Phone UI).