Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Apr 2012 07:41 UTC
Windows While I was fast asleep, Microsoft unveiled the SKUs for Windows 8 - and we're in for a surprise. Yes, after years and years of fully deserved mockery for releasing 343 versions of each Windows release, the company has seen the light and reduced everything to just four - of which only two, Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro, will be freely available in stores.
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RE[5]: I'm getting old
by drcouzelis on Tue 17th Apr 2012 15:27 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: I'm getting old"
drcouzelis
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2010-01-11

Metro apps aren't for tiling. That is what the classic desktop is for.

That's an interesting concept that I hadn't considered before: When a developer decides to create an application for Windows 8, they will have to choose whether it's a Metro application or a desktop application.

I suppose it makes sense. To all the people that say they won't use Metro because they need to do "real work", well, that's what the desktop mode and desktop applications are for.

The more I think about it, the more it feels like Microsoft is releasing two operating systems on one disc. :/

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