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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n/t
by windowshasyou on Sat 14th Jul 2012 17:51 UTC
windowshasyou
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2011-05-14

too bad there isn't a way to filter out all the windows articles from this site. But then again, if there were a way, there wouldn't be hardly anything else except articles supporting Thom's personal opinions. I still think this site should be renamed to microsoftnews.com

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RE: n/t
by shotsman on Sat 14th Jul 2012 18:07 in reply to "n/t"
shotsman Member since:
2005-07-22

You have to filter out all the Microsfot AND Apple articles to reach the nirvana you desire.

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RE: n/t
by thavith_osn on Sun 15th Jul 2012 00:15 in reply to "n/t"
thavith_osn Member since:
2005-07-11

too bad there isn't a way to filter out all the windows articles from this site. But then again, if there were a way, there wouldn't be hardly anything else except articles supporting Thom's personal opinions. I still think this site should be renamed to microsoftnews.com


I think if you are anti something, you will believe there is a higher proportion of that something than there actually is.

I have seen comments like this before, only that there were too many Apple articles and so on, honestly right now, MS would third on the list of articles in general, always after iOS and Android, but as Win 8 is a topic right now, you should expect more from MS up until early next year when no one cares and we go back to iOS and Android, with the occasional side track into how bad Nokia is doing.

I'm a Apple guy, and even I think there are too many Apple articles sometimes.

I'd love to see more home-brew OS or language articles, but as Thom has mentioned earlier, these are few and far between due to less home-brew projects of this type, but we do get the odd article.

I'd also like to see less articles with personal opinions in them too. I say this as it gives bias to our opinions, even if unintentional. A journalist should just present the "known" facts without injecting his or her own biases on them (unless it is presented as an opinion piece).

For instance, instead of
Patent troll XYZ is suing ABC over yadda yadda yadda.
you could write
XYZ is suing ABC over yadda yadda yadda.

In the comment section however, be as opinionated as you like :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HM1TUdmuOeg&feature=related

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RE: n/t
by BluenoseJake on Sun 15th Jul 2012 02:02 in reply to "n/t"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

Uh, you are aware that Windows is an OS, right?

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RE: n/t
by Soulbender on Sun 15th Jul 2012 04:58 in reply to "n/t"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

I still think this site should be renamed to microsoftnews.com


There are also:
* too many Ubuntu articles
* too many Apple articles
* too many BeOS articles
* etc etc

So I guess we have to call it, uhm, osnews....

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RE[2]: n/t
by shotsman on Sun 15th Jul 2012 14:55 in reply to "RE: n/t"
shotsman Member since:
2005-07-22

There are far too many Ubuntu articles.
Ubuntu is not the be all and end all of Linux distros despite what many fanbois would have us believe.


A little more balanced Linux reporting would not go amiss.

Sadly this problem is not confined to this site. Even many dead tree publications seem to think that Ubuntu is the only Linux distro worth talking about.

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