Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 14th Apr 2013 18:22 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Windows You can say what you will about Windows Phone and Windows 8's Metro interface (I refuse to drop that name) - it's inefficient, unpopular, cumbersome, beautiful, ugly, organised, clean, limiting - but there's one thing we can all agree on: it's unique and distinctive. CNet has published a profile of Microsoft's Albert Shum, the man behind Metro, and he highlights what I think is at the very core of Microsoft's problems in mobile right now.
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RE: Metro
by dvhh on Mon 15th Apr 2013 05:18 UTC in reply to "Metro"
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Microsoft really got a developer problem and a brand recognition.
Almost everyone expect to run the same application on windows x86 and windows RT. Almost every developer expected to develop RT application as easily.

Plus we end up on Windows 8/RT with this dichotomy of touch interface and desktop that neither is integrated with the other.

I would like to buy a Windows RT device because it's a windows laptop with office that can last a day, but I perceive the Metro UI as counter productive.

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