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[5]: Too many platforms
by PieterGen on Sun 15th Jul 2012 14:38 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Too many platforms"
PieterGen
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2012-01-13

"The more serious problem on Linux is fragmentation........As a result, the experience is rarely consistent"


I am not a coder. I am a power user, and I do some sys admin and user interface work. So excuse me if I am wrong - here we go - Actually I find Windows more fragmented then Linux. Windows has xp, vista, 7, 8; various servers; WinPhone 7; winphone8; now we have a seperate ARM version (was there a lack of Windows-versions??); home/student/enterprise/professional/media/ etc versions; English/French/Spanish (Windows has seperate programs for every language - the concept of language packs was too simple I suppose?); a jungle of licenses and activations; and a general tendency to make simple things very complicated.

The linux landscape is for me (as a non-expert) much simpler. Yes, some applications requiere certain frameworks, but I never had problems with that..... might be different if you code though.

Edited 2012-07-15 14:42 UTC

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