Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 1st Sep 2012 21:15 UTC
Windows The Verge published a video demonstrating how desktop mode and Office 2013 - a desktop application - work on Windows RT, the ARM version of Windows 8. The video showed a desktop mode that clearly didn't work well for touch, and even Office 2013, which has a rudimentary touch mode built-in, didn't work properly either. It looked and felt clunky, often didn't respond properly, and even showed touch lag.
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Youre right
by Nelson on Sat 1st Sep 2012 22:20 UTC
Nelson
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2005-11-29

A few things:
I've actually used Office on a Touch device. It is nowhere near as frustrating as he made it look. Im guessing he ran into preproduction Windows RT issues with touch sensitivity.

But I agree that in the long run Desktop mode should not exist. However, I think it'll go farther than Windows RT. I can envision the Desktop being obsoleted across all form factors in the long term.

Obviously for now given that Office 13 isn't full on Metro we need it, but over time we'll need it less and less.

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