Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th Jan 2014 20:17 UTC
Windows

One more tidbit about Windows 8.1 Update 1 from my aforementioned source: Update 1 may feature some of the work that Microsoft has been doing behind the scenes to reduce further the memory and disk space requirements for Windows. This would allow Windows 8.1 Update 1 to run on cheaper small tablets.

Windows 8.1 Update 1, screen shots of which leaked earlier this week, is expected to allow users to pin Metro-style/Windows Store apps to their desktop task bars. Thumbnail previews of these Metro-style apps will be available from the Desktop task bar, according to additional screen shots. Windows 8.1 Update 1 also is expected to include close boxes for Metro-style apps.

Seems like some welcome changes, but it's going to take a lot more for people to warm up to Metro. The biggest problem to me is that since there aren't any compelling Metro applications, there's simply no reason to put with its idiosyncrasies, especially on desktops. I cannot think of a single Metro application that is better than its desktop counterpart, nor is there any Metro application that is better than similar applications on competing platforms.

Developers need users, and users need developers. Right now - Metro seems to lacks both.

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RE[5]: Comment by Nelson
by nt_jerkface on Mon 27th Jan 2014 04:05 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Nelson"
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This is coming from someone who actually writes Windows Store applications, not an out of touch WinForms developer who's breadth of knowledge doesn't escape a DataGrid.


It's a subset and that is what matters.

99.9% of existing .NET applications can't be directly ported.

That's stupid.

You're still defending the idiocy that I called out ages ago. Remember when I predicted that MS would scuttle Windows RT? Well it's happening.

Remember when I called Sinofsky a rat? Well he's been fired.

Remember when I called Ballmer the biggest threat to Windows? Well he's been fired.

Your inexperience has always shown through. You fell for Sinofsky's blogs and you know it. I can't believe you even post here. You truly have no shame.

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