Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 8th Jan 2013 23:27 UTC
Windows So, a rudimentary jailbreak for Windows RT made its way onto the web these past few days. Open source applications were ported right away, and it was confirmed that Windows RT is the full Windows - it's exactly the same as regular Windows, except that it runs on ARM. Microsoft responded to the jailbreak as well.
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RE[5]: Comment by saso
by Nelson on Wed 9th Jan 2013 09:53 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by saso"
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I really doubt that. Atleast my arm would get really tired very quickly if I had to always reach out to touch the display on my desktop, and it would not only be tedious, but also slower. On mobile devices the assessment is irrelevant as they don't use a mouse anyways.


I don't know, people say this, but I have absolutely no issue using my Surface for an extended amount of time while it has its stand out on the table.

I do think once an OEM perfects the "convertible" form factor that what I say will be much more realistic. Surface is already there, but Surface is just one device of many.

I interact with my Surface 90% of the time with touch, and the rest of the time I use the Touch Cover, often with the stand out.

Switching between apps, semantic zoom, scrolling is all usually done via touch. Its really not much more reaching than a pure tablet.

Though I can see on a Desktop how reaching out to touch those big All in Ones would get tiresome. I'd suggest using a touch sensitive trackpad or mouse there.


One can only hope so, but I wouldn't hold my breath.


Why wouldn't you hold your breath? WinRT improved leaps and bounds during the Betas and that was just from Beta -> RTM . Post RTM I'm sure they're working on making the thing less rough around the edges.

There are definitely broken aspects of WinRT when it comes to Mouse+KB that make apps suck more, and its not something inherent to Metro, but more how the underlying XAML platform handles Scrolling and UI Virtualization.

I've spent probably more time than I'd like making sure my app works well on Mouse+KB, and they've said that my issues and others like it are scenarios they're looking at for the future. I think they hear the feedback pretty clearly.

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