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[7]: Comment by saso
by Nelson on Wed 9th Jan 2013 17:16 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by saso"
Nelson
Member since:
2005-11-29

I don't think the success of Metro hinges on your personal opinion of what it can/can't do.

Metro does include some Window Management in the form of Snapped, Filled, and Full View States and the combination between the two.

In addition, Metro is one of the few operating environments to allow you to do this on a Tablet, further enhancing productivity.

The goal of Windows 8 and of the Metro design language s fierce reduction of the unnecessary. Maybe you manage 10-20 windows at once, but Microsoft's own telemetry suggests its far from the norm.

I hope in the future Microsoft improves on this, and chances are they will, but for now it is far from the situation you try to paint.

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RE[8]: Comment by saso
by tylerdurden on Wed 9th Jan 2013 18:30 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by saso"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

I have said this before; but if you're doing all this PR for Microsoft pro bono, you're missing on some very nice monetizing opportunities.

Edited 2013-01-09 18:31 UTC

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RE[9]: Comment by saso
by Nelson on Wed 9th Jan 2013 19:48 in reply to "RE[8]: Comment by saso"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

I make quite a good living already. Not that Microsoft would want someone who constantly criticizes decisions they make regarding their developer platform.

Me replying to meritless criticism doesn't make me in the tank for anyone. It just makes me consistent.

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