Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th Jan 2011 17:01 UTC
Windows Since the big Windows news last week was the announcement that the next version of Windows will run on ARM, this one kind of slipped in under the radar. It's a rumour, but confirmed by different people: there will be a new application model in Windows 8, currently named Jupiter, while thee will also be a tile-based interface for tablets. It seems like the pieces of the puzzle are all falling into place: Windows NT everywhere, Silverlight/.Net everywhere.
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where have i seen that before...
by superstoned on Mon 10th Jan 2011 18:34 UTC
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Interesting, device spectrum, right? That's what KDE's Plasma has been about for the last 4 years (but nobody noticed how innovative that idea was). Now MS recognizes the value of that and - well, of course, instead of adopting they copy ;-)

Yes, there's more to this - I'd say MS builds something similar to the the upcoming Plasma & QML.

Yes Plasma has packages, plasmoids can be written in any language etc etc. A difference is that (for now) plasmoids aren't meant to be full blown apps like an Office suite but more small one-purpose apps. MeeGo, btw, has the same vision, except that they rewrite everything got each form factor... ;-)

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