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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RE: At least they look nice...
by mrstep on Thu 7th Mar 2013 00:38 UTC in reply to "At least they look nice..."
mrstep
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I took a look at Surface/WinRT at the Microsoft store nearby... Launching Office sure enough dropped to the desktop, which was a bit awkward if you think you're using a tablet, and then I tried to launch Kindle to see how crisp the display is with sub-pixel AA, and... BAM! Tried again... BAM! Just launches and immediate crashes.

Not a top-notch demo setup for people wandering in to take a look in any case.

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