Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Mar 2013 19:00 UTC
Microsoft One of the major lacking features in the newest Office: no Metro applications. In fact, the only reason Windows RT has a desktop at all is because the Office team was unable to create Metro applications in time for the release of Windows RT. I often thought this was a classic case of two important divisions within Microsoft not getting along and not being aligned, but now that I have my own Surface RT, I'm starting to realise that there's a far simpler, and thus more likely, explanation: Metro is simply not ready for anything serious - or for anything at all, really.
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First few Mac OS X releases?
by IndigoJo on Wed 6th Mar 2013 21:36 UTC
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It wasn't the "first few" Mac OS X releases that were bad, it was the first one or at most two (my cousin, who's a graphic designer, had one that ran Puma, and that was pretty reliable). It was certainly ready for public consumption from Jaguar, and my first ran Panther and that was superb.

In fact, Macs dual booted with Mac OS 9 when OS X was first released. It was essentially a technology preview, and most people still had old style Mac apps.

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MOS6510 Member since:

Don't take it too serious. Thom likes to include jabs at Apple (products) even though the story is not related to Apple.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:

Don't take it too serious. Thom likes to include jabs at Apple (products) even though the story is not related to Apple.

How to spot a fanboy: ignoring reality so hard in order to try and change the very fabric of space and time itself.

I'll just refer to John Siracusa, okay? The first developer previews of Mac OS X - DP1 through 4 - were all terrible. The public beta? Terrible. 10.0? Terrible. 10.1? Little bit better, but still terrible. 10.2? We're getting somewhere, but still not any good.

Those are the cold and hard facts. Deny them all you want, but the first slew of public Mac OS X releases were terrible, and everyone who's not a fanboy knows that all too well.

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