A bit later than I had planned, but I got one! I’m finally using a windows 8 machine.
It’s a Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 14 Notebook (the i3 Haswell version), which is not exactly the performance behemoth you would expect in a technology blog, but it’s a cool little machine that was bought for portability and battery-life. The small form-factor seems to be the decisive factor for my latest gadgets. I’m trying to figure what these new Hybrid computers are all about, before investing in a proper development machine. So far I’m loving it! Like Rob wisely put it: it’s not a new gadget, it’s an investment! Brilliant!
About Microsoft’s new OS, most of my favorite tech bloggers have done their share of windows 8 posts a long, long time ago… But hey, I warned you I needed to catch up. For anyone starting with Windows 8, this video seems like a good place to start.
I also bought a Nokia Lumia 925 a few months ago and I absolutely love the Windows Phone OS, reliable, responsive and easy to use, so I want to find out what the new Universal App model means for us developers. Hyper-V won’t be an option unless I upgrade to Windows 8.1 Pro, so no phone emulator for me. This might not be an issue, as long as I get an unlocked phone.