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I guess I haven't had to do a lot with charts in Excel lately.  Trying to reformat things in Excel 2010 and if I did charts for a living, I would leave Office. I'm not sure if the 2010 controls are unusable for what I want to do or the new controls are just incompetently designed from a UIX perspective.  Either a simple label change and scale change that would take 10 seconds in the old Wizard aren't possible anymore or they've made it waaaay too complicated and unintuitive.
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Wherein the Warriors show they can win when the starters stink it up and the Suns might have a problem.
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Went to see a demo of Windows 8 and spent some time playing with an offline machine.  The desktop is still there.  They've just laid this app-centric, iPad meets Pointcast starter screen over it.  More emphasis on consumer things like social sharing and media.  Multiple program windows on the screen is a show-off point.

Really felt like they were pushing this out mainly for the mobile markets and targeting consumers that were normally in Apple's market.  I'm not sure where the business features you need to update for are.  Maybe it's better if you use multiple screens?

You probably need 4GB of RAM to be safe with this, so older laptops are screwed.

We'll see.  No compelling reasons to update on the demo, but I'm still curious about the Pro Tablet.  

I have an underlying suspicion that a few CIO complained that they had iPad users and didn't like two systems in the company, so this is about integrated an expensive but integrated tablet into corporate computing.  If the Win 8 Pro tablet is really pricey, then it's an enterprise tablet and we'll have a consumer/business distinction that didn't really exist before.
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Graphic.ly's trying a service provider model with their self-serve initiative. (As opposed to focusing on being more of an e-tailer.)
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The Warriors are cursed to live in "interesting times."
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Harden exceeded high expectations, but the Rockets still have work to do.  I just don't like Detroit's backcourt.
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The Pacers might have a problem.  New Orleans will just get more lottery balls.
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The Lakers don't seem ready to start.
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