Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 3rd Apr 2011 11:06 UTC, submitted by Debjit
Windows Yes, the Windows 8 rumour mill is really spinning up now. This time around though, they're not really rumours, since the information is coming from Rafael Rivera and Paul Thurrott, long-time Microsoft enthusiasts with loads of insider access. They've got a bunch of screenshots showing a work in progress of... A ribbon in Explorer. And yes, it looks just as bad as it sounds.
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jabbotts
Member since:
2007-09-06

I remember a whole lot more noise about Iphone's missing functions. There was a little noise about Win7 Phone but nothing like the scathing vitriol Iphone detractors fell over themselves expressing.

It's very possible I was just reading other news when the Win7 Phone hype bus went past though too. I won't claim to have been in the know and following it all closely.

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nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

Are you kidding me? I've seen the 'no copy and paste' dig posted a thousand times in forums and in dozens of articles. That and the 'no multitasking' have been the standard criticisms.

But anyone who thinks the success of a smartphone depends on cut and paste or multitasking is completely detached from the mainstream.

Android is primarily a success because there was no other option for Verizon users which gave them an entrenched position. The typical consumer doesn't even know what multitasking is. WP7 has been more limited by Microsoft's lousy marketing than any technical limitations. But all WP7 needs is a healthy enough share to encourage developers.

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

"Are you kidding me?"

Why yes. I am kidding you. I specifically set out with the intent to kid NT_Jerkface. From the moment I learned to type, this was my goal. Indeed, it is really all about you. I see I've played the game well.

</sarcasm>

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