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[2]: Yeah
by ze_jerkface on Mon 16th Jul 2012 00:19 UTC in reply to "RE: Yeah"
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2012-06-22


On the other hand, using Metro on a desktop computer with a mouse and keyboard is completely braindead.

Seriously, what where those people at Microsoft thinking?


It's really just two people. The developers there would never vote for this crap.

It's Ballmer giving full reign to this clueless Steve Jobs wannabe:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1zxDa3t0fg

Two people are running Microsoft and that is why you have insanity.

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RE[3]: Yeah
by quackalist on Mon 16th Jul 2012 01:22 in reply to "RE[2]: Yeah"
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2007-08-27

Anyways, how long do you think Metro will last? Suppose, given it's MS's hopeless grab at trying to be Apple in controlling hardware, software and getting it's percentage from all those bad-ass apps (presumably some might come along) and they, therefore, really really want to foist it on us. Back in the real world, even given it might work on tablets, I can't see it lasting...but, how long before they'd be forced to dump it as it's bound to sell as most new computers, as if by law, will come with it and the only 'real', apart from buying Mac's, opposing power in the market is enterprises. I'm sure they'll kill it but how long till that filters through to MS. Most enterprises will only be taking-up 7 in the next few years....

Edited 2012-07-16 01:23 UTC

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RE[4]: Yeah
by ze_jerkface on Mon 16th Jul 2012 01:47 in reply to "RE[3]: Yeah"
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2012-06-22

I think Win7 will bomb with both consumers and developers but Sinofsky is the type of ego maniac who would rather take a bullet to the groin than admit he was wrong. He has the classic dictator personality type. He'll have to be removed kicking and screaming. There is ZERO chance of him making metro optional on his on accord. ZERO.

The best hope is that Ballmer regains his sanity after overwhelming rejection and tries to place all the blame on Sinofsky within the first few quarters after release. Hang the guy below you and then give the people what they want.

But I suspect that Sinofsky has convinced Ballmer that forcing metro is needed at any cost.

It's hard to say but if goes over a year with losses then shareholders will vote to remove Ballmer. He'll be lucky if he can blame Sinofsky and keep his job. They have both gone off the rails into crazyland so a lot could happen. I'd say odds are that metro is made optional within a year but again we are dealing with crazies here. Apple has made Ballmer go bonkers and has doubled down on Sinofsky.

Edited 2012-07-16 01:49 UTC

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