Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 23rd Jun 2012 17:05 UTC
Windows Two links to Marco Arment within a few days? Well, if you make good points: "Many Windows developers were upset that iOS development had to be done on a Mac, but it didn't hurt Apple: the most important developers for iOS apps were already using Macs. But the success of Windows 8 and Windows Phone in the consumer space requires many of those consumer-product developers, now entrenched in the Apple ecosystem, to care so much about Windows development that they want to use Windows to develop for it. How likely is that?" As usual a bit too Apple-centric (he implies - as explicit as possible while still being implicit - that only iOS developers can create great applications), but his point still stands. Judging by the abysmal quality of Microsoft's own Metro applications (Mail, Video, Music, People, IE10, etc.), even Microsoft doesn't know how to create great Metro applications.
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RE[4]: Comment by sagum
by ze_jerkface on Mon 25th Jun 2012 05:51 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by sagum"
ze_jerkface
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2012-06-22

Android has failed OEMs spectacularly.


Eh I guess you are talking about tablets, so are you including Kindle and Nook?


Why will Windows 8 be such a success? It breaks the chicken and egg scenario, and its quite genius.


Microsoft will put Windows 8 on PCs too, giving them an immense install base (Hundreds of millions), which will entice ANY SANE DEVELOPER.


Windows 8 will be a subset of the Windows install base and ANY SANE DEVELOPER will take that into account.

OEMs are enthusiastic about it, just look at Computex. Dozens of devices announced.


Nothing says thrilled like "We're making our own tablet".

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RE[5]: Comment by sagum
by Nelson on Mon 25th Jun 2012 11:05 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by sagum"
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2005-11-29


Eh I guess you are talking about tablets, so are you including Kindle and Nook?


No, I'm not. They're ecosystems in their own right (The Kindle Fire at least, don't know enough about the Nook to comment.)


Windows 8 will be a subset of the Windows install base and ANY SANE DEVELOPER will take that into account.


The install base will still be over 100 million. In one year. Hell, Windows Vista in one week sold more copies than there were OSX users on the planet. And people hated Vista.


Nothing says thrilled like "We're making our own tablet".


Again, I think its a lot of concern trolling. OEMs logically have no other choice but Windows 8. Unless you'd like to point some out?

They can...keep doing Android (Let me know how that works for them) or ... ? Nothing. Windows 8 is the only choice.

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