Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 17th Sep 2011 00:18 UTC
Windows In the article on Windows 8, I already mentioned that in order to demonstrate the viability of Metro for something other than Facebook and Twitter, Microsoft should come up with a Metro interface for Microsoft Office - one that doesn't leave out 90% of Office's features. Well, Microsoft has hinted that they are, indeed, working on Metro Office. In addition, it turns out Microsoft isn't entirely sure to how to address the issue if legacy applications on ARM.
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Eventually it will all be Metro!
by BlueofRainbow on Thu 22nd Sep 2011 01:29 UTC
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If Microsoft can demonstrate an useable Office on the Metro interface, then this could allow them to break-away from the Win32 legacy.

Unfortunately, severing the Win32 legacy would not be good for ReactOS and WINE. Essentially, these projects would be caught in a race in becoming obsolete before becoming complete/fully useable.

Maybe an open-source WinRT backbone project should be iniated now?

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