Microsoft tablet crashes during Windows 8 demo
Since Apple pretty much invented the tablet as far as the general public were concerned, everyone else leapt on the bandwagon. Along came Microsoft, tootling along, only now showing off their Windows 8 operating system.
And oh, how Apple will have laughed when they heard about what happened next. During a live stage demo of the new look operating system, the new 'Metro' tablet control system froze and crashed. No matter what Microsoft staff tried to do, it just sat their, dead and helpless.
The new version of Windows is expected to launch in October, which looks to work across multiple devices including tablets, desktop PCs and laptops as well as Windows phones.
However, if this is the shape of things to come, then it doesn't seem likely that people will be foaming at the mouth with giddy anticipation come the release date.