I keep seeing all of these Microsoft ads for the new Microsoft Surface and I am guessing a lot of people are going to be confused about what it is and how it applies to them and their Windows 7 machines. Can you explain what the difference between Surface, Windows 8, Surface Pro, and all of the stuff Microsoft is releasing at the end of the year 2012.
The new Microsoft ads you are seeing on TV have two new products from Microsoft. Windows 8 RT and the Surface tablet computer. These products seem to be directed at competing with the Apple iPad and Android tablets.
The Windows 8 operating system has also been release for regular PC computers and is a new product to replace Windows 7. It can run all Windows 7 programs and it has the new Metro interface to use with Tablet/Ultrabook computers. It is very touch screen oriented.
In the first quarter of 2013 you will see the new Surface Pro computer that will be able to run all Windows 8 and Windows 7 programs along with the touch oriented Metro applications you are seeing on the Surface today.
I will be waiting for this version of Surface Pro to buy. Then I will either buy the Surface from Microsoft or one of the new tablet/ultrabook's from one of the other hardware vendors like Lenovo, Dell, HP, or others.
This is great competition and will help to make the products from Microsoft and Apple even better.