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: MS seems to be killing itself
by zima on Wed 18th Jul 2012 19:01 UTC in reply to "MS seems to be killing itself"
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Currently there is no Microsoft UI framework that will run on Windows 7, Windows Phone 7, and Windows 8 (phone or desktop). At least Mac OS X had Cocoa and Carbon.

Big Windows have commonality, mobile too - overall, not much different from Apple (Carbon wasn't ever available on mobile or iPad, and while Cocoa is shared isn't really through and through, UIs for ~desktop and ~mobile beter be separate - so not much different than .NET or WPF and Metro)

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