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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One of many "Achilles Heels" in the OS
by jnemesh on Mon 16th Jul 2012 18:11 UTC
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Poor quality "Metro" apps are just the beginning of the headaches Windows 8 users will encounter!

You also have a completely redesigned UI that is NOT friendly to keyboard and mouse operation. (just try "swiping" with a mouse! It's ridiculous!)

You also have the depreciation of the desktop environment (no start button), poor multi-monitor support, locked down hardware that makes it next to impossible to dual boot your system to another OS, a "walled garden" ecosystem that locks out "unapproved" software from even RUNNING, and to top it all off you will probably have to buy new hardware.

This is shaping up to be a failure of epic proportions! Good job Ballmer! You just ensured your own early retirement!

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