Still on the fence about Windows 8? Not convinced that it's got serious potential? Here's a direct side-by-side comparison with an iOS 5 iPad that might be enough to sway you.

It's important to note that neither of these firmwares is fully baked yet (though iOS 5 is pretty darn close). And it seems like there are nearly as many similarities as differences. But at this stage of pre-release—Windows 8 doesn't even have Mail or Calendar available for preview yet—it's not about winners and losers. It's about potential, which both have in droves. And that should be enough to send any geek over the moon. [WinRumors]