Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 11th Mar 2012 22:21 UTC
Windows And thus, Microsoft bites itself in its behind with Metro. As you all surely know by now, the Metro environment in Windows 8, and its accompanying applications, need to follow a relatively strict set of rules and regulations, much like, say, applications on iOS. For one type of application, Metro has already proven to be too restrictive and limited: web browsers. Microsoft has had to define a separate application class [.docx] - aside from Metro and desktop applications - just to make third party web browsers possible for Windows 8.
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Win8 resembles GNOME Shell
by Jason Bourne on Mon 12th Mar 2012 02:47 UTC
Jason Bourne
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2007-06-02

A few resemblances:

- If you open many tiles, they get grouped as workspaces by your left corner. (gnome's on right).

- Start Menu is a hot corner down left corner. (gnome's hot corner is same side but up).

- If you start the tiles, you get the to be with no task bar of any other info, but only the mono application envinroment filling all the screen (gnome leaves the top bar).

Well, seems like Microsoft also wants to SHOOT its own foot in favour of mobile mania.

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