I took part in another ZDNet Great Debate this week where I was arguing that the iPad is better for business than Windows RT, but the readers sure thought I was wrong with voting split 85% to 15% in favor of Windows RT. In the end though, Steve Ranger gave the nod to me as the debate winner for the short term. I agree that Microsoft has the ability to change my opinion if they can show support for developers and make Windows RT compelling. I am going to check it out first hand when my 64GB Surface hopefully arrives tomorrow alongside my iPad 3.
I enjoy participating in these debates since I glean some great perspectives from my opponent and the readers. I think Microsoft has been fairly successful so far in generating enthusiasm and discussions around Windows 8 and Windows RT and now they have to keep up the chatter. Today is the official Windows 8 launch event in New York and it is interesting to read about the excitement for Microsoft products, unlike what we have seen in a long time.
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