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[12]: Comment by saso
by Alfman on Thu 10th Jan 2013 01:51 UTC in reply to "RE[11]: Comment by saso"
Alfman
Member since:
2011-01-28

Nelson,

"I think a crucial difference is that mobile devices are in the majority and are trending upwards while Desktop devices are not."

You are correct to observe that the tablet market is growing while the desktop market is not, that's expected since the desktop market is already mature. Never the less, criticism of metro on the desktop still holds.

"If Microsoft had just released Windows 7+ with minimal improvements, it would've been a disaster."

These are strange times...when giving people what they would have wanted is considered a disaster.

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RE[13]: Comment by saso
by Nelson on Thu 10th Jan 2013 03:03 in reply to "RE[12]: Comment by saso"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

In general, people know what they want today. Not tomorrow. If you're building a foundation for the future you need to know what consumers want, before they want it.

Plus, I'm unconvinced that a majority of people do not want Windows 8 or would've preferred Windows 7+ over Windows 8.

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RE[14]: Comment by saso
by Alfman on Thu 10th Jan 2013 06:29 in reply to "RE[13]: Comment by saso"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

Nelson,

"In general, people know what they want today. Not tomorrow. If you're building a foundation for the future you need to know what consumers want, before they want it."

It will be difficult to improve metro on the desktop without swinging the pendulum back towards the WIMP and better context features that got thrown away. Also the walled garden would be a major setback for desktop computing, assuming metro were successful.


"Plus, I'm unconvinced that a majority of people do not want Windows 8 or would've preferred Windows 7+ over Windows 8."

Hey I like windows 8 too, but I just wish I could get the "windows 8 - metro" edition just to send microsoft and fans the message that it's *windows* and not metro that I'm buying.

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