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: Comment by BeamishBoy
by malxau on Wed 6th Mar 2013 22:18 UTC in reply to "Comment by BeamishBoy"
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I purchased an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro last week...I haven't experienced any lagging, crashing, and so forth.

On performance, note that Thom was referring to the ARM-based Surface RT, which will be many people's first impression of the platform. A more high end Intel machine should obviously be faster/less laggy.

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