: "Does your Transformer run Office 2010? or Photoshop? or Dreamweaver? SAP?And PLEASE don't tell me there are alternative Apps because they have nothing in common with the "original" programs.Some have an awkward interface and some look nice but have as little as 1% of the features."
Those "original" programs aren't that original... LibreOffice/OpenOffice began as StarOffice, which was first released 6 years before Microsoft Office. As for the 1% of features comment, you're just showing your ignorance of those applications. I would say that LibreOffice Writer has more
features and is all-around a better
word processing application than Microsoft Word. It's not as pretty, but I prefer my productivity software to actually be productive. Appearance is an afterthought. (OTOH, LibreOffice is working on a complete overhaul of its interface to be released some time this year.)
GIMP is just as good as Photoshop, and has the advantage of not costing hundreds of dollars.
As for Dreamweaver, Bluefish is a better HTML editor pretty much any way you look at it, since it supports a larger number of technologies. It's not WYSIWYG, but I've never understood the use of WYSIWYG HTML editors, since the point isn't to have the page look good in the WYSIWYG editor, but in the various web browsers. IMO, If you're not viewing the web page in two or three different browsers as you're working on it to make sure it's being displayed how you think it should, you're doing it wrong.
But to answer your first question last... no, the Transformer doesn't currently run these applications. But that's why I'm personally looking forward to Ubuntu for Android. Being able to run a standard desktop version of Linux on a tablet when docked opens up a lot of possibilities. And I think it's a more exciting solution than the Surface for several reasons.
First, Ubuntu for Android would effectively turn any
Android device into a personal computer. All you need is a keyboard of some sort and, in the case of a smartphone, a television or monitor. Devices like the Transformer, Padfone, and Atrix would naturally benefit the most, but when even lower-end Android smartphones and tablets can act as a personal computer, it opens up computing to people who otherwise couldn't afford a computer.
Second, it provides more versitility. Android is well-designed for mobile devices, while the various Linux desktop environments are better for desktop computing. Windows 8 tries to be good at both, and, in my opinion, fails to excel at either. Ubuntu For Android would provide an interface specifically designed for the way the device is being used.
Third, thanks to compatibility layers like Wine and CrossOver, Ubuntu for Android would allow not only Linux software to run on Android devices, but also Windows applications. While there's just as large a selection of software available for Linux as for Windows, if you absolutely have to run some Windows application, you have that option.
The Surface doesn't impress me much, because it's basically just a slimmed-down HP Touchsmart, and it's only one specific mobile device that can double as a personal computer. Ubuntu for Android, on the other hand, would enable any
Android device to double as a personal computer, and provide a more tailored experience.