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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RE[3]: Too many platforms
by malxau on Sat 14th Jul 2012 23:34 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Too many platforms"
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"Yeah, like it does not happen in other operating systems as well.

It doesn't.

Try this experiment. Get a cross-platform piece of code from the late 90s - say, Netscape 4 - and try to run it on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS. It will run on one of them, guess which...

You can see how powerful APIs like POSIX, SDL and Qt are by looking at how applications are released on POSIX systems.

It's not about the power - it's about having four incompatible versions of Qt in the last 15 years.

"What Mac OS X from the early days are now deprecated?

None. MacOS X still has the same native API it got when it was introduced, namely Cocoa which is based on NeXTStep which has been around since the 80ies.

It has the same design, but many APIs have been deprecated - or just plain broken - in the meantime.

The speed at which this can happen on OS X is breathtaking...

Edited 2012-07-14 23:38 UTC

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