Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Jul 2012 23:39 UTC
Windows Ars Technica is running an interesting article about the Mail application on Windows 8. It's one of the first party Metro applications, and Ars' conclusion is that it's really, really not up to snuff - it can't even compare favourably to the mail application on Windows Phone. The sad thing is, however - this applies to virtually all Metro applications.
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Too many platforms
by sydbarrett74 on Sat 14th Jul 2012 02:07 UTC
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Microsoft keeps piling API's on top of each other, and abandoning the lower-level ones. There's Win32, .NET, WinRT -- and after MS pulls programmers along, they seem to cut the cord and switch horses mid-stream. I blame Ballmer -- when Gates was at the helm, MS seemed to have more singular focus and consistency. Ballmer keeps chasing trends rather than having any overall vision of what he wants Microsoft to be.

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