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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RE[3]: Too many platforms
by Nelson on Sun 15th Jul 2012 09:15 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Too many platforms"
Nelson
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2005-11-29

I don't think this is true, Windows takes compat very seriously, and employs numerous shims for applications. To the point where they emulate buggy implementations of APIs to maintain compatibility.

Maybe it's hard for Wine, but I've never seen this be the case on Windows, unless I'm missing something.

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RE[4]: Too many platforms
by shmerl on Mon 16th Jul 2012 22:06 in reply to "RE[3]: Too many platforms"
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2010-06-08

I experienced better support for Windows 95 applications (like some old games) in Wine, than in current Windows.

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