Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 3rd Apr 2011 11:06 UTC, submitted by Debjit
Windows Yes, the Windows 8 rumour mill is really spinning up now. This time around though, they're not really rumours, since the information is coming from Rafael Rivera and Paul Thurrott, long-time Microsoft enthusiasts with loads of insider access. They've got a bunch of screenshots showing a work in progress of... A ribbon in Explorer. And yes, it looks just as bad as it sounds.
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Are you kidding me? I've seen the 'no copy and paste' dig posted a thousand times in forums and in dozens of articles. That and the 'no multitasking' have been the standard criticisms.

But anyone who thinks the success of a smartphone depends on cut and paste or multitasking is completely detached from the mainstream.

Android is primarily a success because there was no other option for Verizon users which gave them an entrenched position. The typical consumer doesn't even know what multitasking is. WP7 has been more limited by Microsoft's lousy marketing than any technical limitations. But all WP7 needs is a healthy enough share to encourage developers.

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