Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd Mar 2013 16:31 UTC
Windows Paul Thurrot: "Tipped off by a reader, I checked my System log in Event Viewer today and what did I find but a stack of pending updates for all of the core apps in Windows 8. I'm not 100 percent sure this is what I think it is. But if we're right, it looks like 18 of the core apps in Windows 8 are about to get updated. Or, almost all of them." Foley confirms it. By far Windows 8's weakest link, so I'm hoping this is true. Especially the Mail application is dreadful.
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by kaiwai on Sat 23rd Mar 2013 01:55 UTC in reply to "Comment"
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I sure know I gave Microsoft's vision of how Windows 8 should be used a fair chance for almost a month - until finally one day I couldn't take it anymore.

I went and sold my iMac and MacBook Pro, bought a two Lenovo computers which I both upgraded to Windows 8 and ran it since it came out publicly. It has been 50 shades a horrible after moving to the PC world but now I've moved back to Mac and happier for it. I gave Microsoft a chance, I really did but the reality is that once the dust settles and one confronts actually having to do something productive with ones computer then it is difficult to overlook all the flaws in Windows over all - Windows 8 being a symptom of a much larger problem of the Windows ecosystem.

Apple has realised that there is a desktop and there is a tablet - cross pollination will occur but in each case of cross pollination the imported idea has to be re-crafted for the new environment. Microsoft on the other hand, even with all evidence regarding 'gorilla arm' and the lack of scalability in Metro to scale up to complex applications we still have them holding onto a false set of ideas. What makes the issue even more funny is WinRT API was billed as a 'new API' when Arstechnica divided deeper to expose that it is merely a wrapper around win32 and nothing has actually changed - we're not really seeing any movement forward but a re-arranging of rotten deck chairs then being labelled as 'brand new'.

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