Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 8th Jan 2013 23:27 UTC
Windows So, a rudimentary jailbreak for Windows RT made its way onto the web these past few days. Open source applications were ported right away, and it was confirmed that Windows RT is the full Windows - it's exactly the same as regular Windows, except that it runs on ARM. Microsoft responded to the jailbreak as well.
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RE[2]: Comment by saso
by WereCatf on Wed 9th Jan 2013 05:31 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by saso"
WereCatf
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2006-02-15

the whole same-experience-on-all-platforms thing.


Alas, is that really a good thing? As it stands, the platforms are wildly differing in specs and therefore you're limiting yourself on how you can present yourself to the end-user and how the end-user can interact with you. Personally I don't view it as a positive thing; Metro is way, way too limited on an actual PC and one has to interact with it by emulating touch-screen gestures -- I do not view a unified experience worth the losses in ease-of-use and features.

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RE[3]: Comment by saso
by Nelson on Wed 9th Jan 2013 05:49 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by saso"
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2005-11-29

I think that times are changing. The mouse will augment the touch experience instead of touch augmenting the mouse experience, in pretty short order.

OEMs are finally getting around to less brainddead form factors and I think there's a shift in how people use their devices occurring.

Intel will in the near future require all devices bearing the Ultrabook name to support things like Touch, NFC, and other sensors + protocols. The difference between our traditional devices and our mobile devices are becoming less pronounced.

Add to that the fact that Intel continues to aggressively push into ultra low power, even with their Core series, and you start to get a compelling story for pushing for a unified ecosystem.

Metro and the WinRT will evolve. I'm sure it will contain a bunch of Mouse and Keyboard specific improvements and some more flexibility in the near future.

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RE[4]: Comment by saso
by WereCatf on Wed 9th Jan 2013 08:41 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by saso"
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2006-02-15

I think that times are changing. The mouse will augment the touch experience instead of touch augmenting the mouse experience, in pretty short order.


I really doubt that. Atleast my arm would get really tired very quickly if I had to always reach out to touch the display on my desktop, and it would not only be tedious, but also slower. On mobile devices the assessment is irrelevant as they don't use a mouse anyways.

Metro and the WinRT will evolve. I'm sure it will contain a bunch of Mouse and Keyboard specific improvements and some more flexibility in the near future.


One can only hope so, but I wouldn't hold my breath.

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RE[3]: Comment by saso
by HappyGod on Wed 9th Jan 2013 11:24 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by saso"
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2005-10-19

I wasn't making a call on whether it was good or bad. The OP said "what's the difference?". I was listing the differences.

I personally think that it's the future, whether we like it or not. I think the rest will eventually follow suit.

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