Video: How Windows 8 And iOS 5 Stack Up Side By Side

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]