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