Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 23rd Jun 2012 17:05 UTC
Windows Two links to Marco Arment within a few days? Well, if you make good points: "Many Windows developers were upset that iOS development had to be done on a Mac, but it didn't hurt Apple: the most important developers for iOS apps were already using Macs. But the success of Windows 8 and Windows Phone in the consumer space requires many of those consumer-product developers, now entrenched in the Apple ecosystem, to care so much about Windows development that they want to use Windows to develop for it. How likely is that?" As usual a bit too Apple-centric (he implies - as explicit as possible while still being implicit - that only iOS developers can create great applications), but his point still stands. Judging by the abysmal quality of Microsoft's own Metro applications (Mail, Video, Music, People, IE10, etc.), even Microsoft doesn't know how to create great Metro applications.
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Typical Apple fanboy article?
by fatjoe on Sat 23rd Jun 2012 18:23 UTC
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I don't really see the "Problem"... Some devs with huge egos want to everyone to believe that they are crème de la crème and the centre of the new computing. That without them a platform will fail no matter how good or bad it is.

I believe that Windows 8 will be very successful with lots of great ideas and apps. Microsoft alone has enough creative great programmers and creative people to keep the platform alive if it has to.

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