This was recently posted in HN and it sounds cool but I don't know how to make the setup work especially as I don't have the hardware and I don't understand what Windows 8 had to do with this:http://yieldthought....-linode-1-year-later
For a while now I’ve been telling people that Microsoft will become the new cool, the inventive underdog, and I still believe that. Windows 8 may be a huge gamble for Microsoft, but Windows 8 RT is a clear win for me.
Microsoft understands the keyboard. I can start, switch and control apps without leaving the keyboard. The device even comes with one.
Sometimes it’s really nice to have two windows open, especially when using video output to a larger monitor. I think the Windows 8 side-dock idea will suit me very well.
Love or hate Internet Explorer 10, I have every expectation that we’ll see the real rendering engine on Windows RT. I don’t care what they call it, if I can run LightTable and Google Docs without gouging my eyes out, I’ll be happy.
Perhaps in a year’s time I’ll be switching to another client. It doesn’t matter, and that’s the beauty of this setup - its flexibility. For me, though, this coming year will be the year of the Surface.