Windows 8 versus iOS 5 and the iPad 3

Craig Grannell: >Kudos to Microsoft if they pull this off and ‘force’ software creators to make their products work brilliantly with pointers and touch, but I worry Windows 8 will be the same old Windows on the desktop, and also the same old Windows on a tablet, just with a touch skin overlay that works…

Craig Grannell:
>Kudos to Microsoft if they pull this off and ‘force’ software creators to make their products work brilliantly with pointers and touch, but I worry Windows 8 will be the same old Windows on the desktop, and also the same old Windows on a tablet, just with a touch skin overlay that works really well for very few applications.

If you look back to that [Windows 8 demo video](http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2011/jun11/06-01corporatenews.aspx), notice how they didn’t demo using Excel on the device — cause that would have been hilarious to see.

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