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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RE: At least they look nice...
by ssokolow on Wed 6th Mar 2013 20:09 UTC in reply to "At least they look nice..."
ssokolow
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2010-01-21

As for early OS X, the only 'unusable' non-beta version was Cheetah. From Puma onwards it was more than usable. I have to endure Linux on an everyday basis for work so I think I'm a pretty good judge on usability.


A matter of taste somewhat. I personally think MacOS's usability took a nosedive with OSX and never fully recovered.

I run Lubuntu for my day-to-day work and find it very comfortable, but I still find myself looking fondly at the copy of System 7.5.3 (not even Platinum) running in my BasiliskII.

Instability and cooperative multitasking aside, the UI just had so much work put into it before Jobs started making changes by fiat.

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