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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Windows 8 and Windows RT
by darkcoder on Mon 25th Mar 2013 18:28 UTC
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Microsoft is facing some trouble with their new products, but IMO is not a design problem (bad product), but bad marketing and preparation, in the same way Vista was affected.

1. They went too fast in unifying an interface for all devices (tablets, phones, computers), maybe by fear of Android who's dominating the phone market, and will dominate the tablet soon, and which also has one "unsupported" beta version working on AMD laptops around. The problem (and probably the one Google saw) is that desktops and laptops lacked the touch device which may make the user experience less pleasant. MS went first by fear and got burned.

2. Apps and developent kits... Microsoft should learn from Blizzard on this one. Blizz introduce class changes in WoW prior to an expansion became online, allowing users to adapt first. In MS case, they should give the development tools for new technologies way ahead (close to a year) before OS is released, so devs have time to adjust and release good software. They made the same mistake with Net Framework when was released and took like 1 year or more for Microsoft to get its own Messenger ported to it.

3. WinRT. It should not have existed at all.

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