I'll probably buy a Surface Pro for myself. The main reason is that I still use pen and paper a lot and I can't wait to see if this is the Courier done right. The other, more rational reason is that there's a good chance the Pro can actually work as an emergency laptop replacement.
Kudos to Ballmer, that's great PR for himself and for Microsoft. I wonder if the team will get renamed on its way north... just make sure they don't become the "Seattle Kins" as that might backfire.
Like most people here, I've been watching your shows regularly for quite a while, but I think I never posted a comment so far.
One of the reasons is that I generally watch the show after a few days it's been up, mostly because I don't notice, and by the time I do commenting would feel like resurrecting an old thread.
Maybe it's just me, but it might help if you could make the placeholder pictures that get posted on the C9 homepage a little more distinctive: as things are now it's kind of difficult to tell them apart.
Just curious... at some point in the data log, there is an amazing "Memory usage: 148770816K" (or something to that effect). That's a whopping 142 GB of RAM (roughly), which seems quite a lot. Is this caused by the testing harness or is Surface just that memory hungry? (or... did I miss a decimal point somewhere?)
@PerfectPhase: I agree on WebGL, even more so since I don't really like OpenGL. But I'm afraid that portability isn't the right argument in this case: considering how the other two browsers fare in the comparison, it looks like this kind of approach would only work right on IE9, making it as unportable as it gets (at least for the time being).
The improvements in the UI are awesome, thanks for the great job.
The only thing I am not really happy with is the Add Reference dialog that is mentioned in the video... true, the window now appears immediately, so the UI
feels snappier, but since the list is left accessible while it is being populated and there is no definite visual clue indicating when it's done, I found myself trying to navigate it too early. The resulting experience can be described as trying to
grab a bar of soap in a bathtub...