Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Mar 2013 19:00 UTC
Microsoft One of the major lacking features in the newest Office: no Metro applications. In fact, the only reason Windows RT has a desktop at all is because the Office team was unable to create Metro applications in time for the release of Windows RT. I often thought this was a classic case of two important divisions within Microsoft not getting along and not being aligned, but now that I have my own Surface RT, I'm starting to realise that there's a far simpler, and thus more likely, explanation: Metro is simply not ready for anything serious - or for anything at all, really.
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Comment by BeamishBoy
by BeamishBoy on Wed 6th Mar 2013 19:44 UTC
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I purchased an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro last week for a personal computer. I wasn't expecting much of anything given the overwhelmingly negative press that Windows 8 (and Metro in particular) has received.

But I actually really like it. I'm surprised by how little time I actually need to spend in Desktop; browsing, twitter, email and so on are all perfectly usable from Metro.

It's a bit rough around the edges at times but I haven't experienced any lagging, crashing, and so forth. Sure, the Store could do with more apps, but I think that it really could work as a long-term plan for desktops.

Edited 2013-03-06 19:45 UTC

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