Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 10th Jul 2013 15:03 UTC
Windows I have a Surface RT tablet. I bought it because I'm a Windows Phone user, and despite its major flaws, I still hate WP much less than I hate its competitors. As such, it made sense to me that I would like the Surface RT as well - I mean, my favourite UI on a tablet? Count me in! It should come as no surprise by now that Windows RT was a major disappointment, so now that the Windows 8.1 preview is here, did Microsoft address any of the major problems?
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RE: Spot on
by jello on Wed 10th Jul 2013 19:30 UTC in reply to "Spot on"
jello
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2006-08-08

I would say more like 3 years than 3 month.

An operating system is dead without proper apps that can show off all the cool things the UI/OS can do.
I don't have such a device, but it is my understanding that no such app exists.
Not even from Microsoft...

Microsoft should have changed the MS-Works app to be the show-off app. (and add it to the OS for free)
This way other developers would be able to grasp what the intention behind this new UI is and follow Microsoft's vision.

If Microsoft would have done it, they would have realized how hard such an UI conversion is (and still having a fully usable application).
And how many man hours are needed for that...

In my book Microsoft's mission was not accomplished and 2013 is already half through...

EDIT: typos...

Edited 2013-07-10 19:32 UTC

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