Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Jul 2012 23:39 UTC
Windows Ars Technica is running an interesting article about the Mail application on Windows 8. It's one of the first party Metro applications, and Ars' conclusion is that it's really, really not up to snuff - it can't even compare favourably to the mail application on Windows Phone. The sad thing is, however - this applies to virtually all Metro applications.
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MS seems to be killing itself
by sukru on Sat 14th Jul 2012 00:25 UTC
sukru
Member since:
2006-11-19

Microsoft cannot seem to agree on a platform. Previously, they pushed the old Windows API (even the ones from 1.0 days) with tons of backwards compatibility hacks and patches, but it worked. And you knew that if you were to develop an app, it would continue to run on next year's windows - even phone with small modifications.

Currently there is no Microsoft UI framework that will run on Windows 7, Windows Phone 7, and Windows 8 (phone or desktop). At least Mac OS X had Cocoa and Carbon.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Windows phone 7 doesn't matter as no one bought any phones, and its about to be replaced with windows phone 8. In the same way that it didn't matter to Microsoft that Windows Mobile apps didn't work on Kin, nor windows phone 7.

Those that haven't learned from MS's Mobile past are doomed to repeat it's miseries.

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Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

WP7 apps will run on Windows Phone 8.

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RE: MS seems to be killing itself
by zima on Wed 18th Jul 2012 19:01 in reply to "MS seems to be killing itself"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Currently there is no Microsoft UI framework that will run on Windows 7, Windows Phone 7, and Windows 8 (phone or desktop). At least Mac OS X had Cocoa and Carbon.

Big Windows have commonality, mobile too - overall, not much different from Apple (Carbon wasn't ever available on mobile or iPad, and while Cocoa is shared ...it isn't really through and through, UIs for ~desktop and ~mobile beter be separate - so not much different than .NET or WPF and Metro)

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