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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ssokolow
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2010-01-21

Other way around. OSX was NextStep. Jobs didn't remove things from Mac OS, he gradually added them back from Mac OS to OSX. Until there came a point where people had been living for years without certain Classic features and no one complained about them missing ( except john siracusa and you), so they stopped.

Stability and multitasking are much more important than the neat little UI flourishes that Mac OS had.


I didn't say he removed things. I said he changed them.

I'm talking about things like replacing semi-iconographic titlebar buttons in a layout that inspired Windows 3.1 with gumdrop buttons or making irritating minor adjustments to how Finder works.

...the sort of things that irritate not just me but also my Mac-using friends.

As for stability and multitasking being important, why do you think I run a Lubuntu LTS release? I get a desktop that's stable once I update away known crashers in the 12.04 versions of PCManFM and LXPanel but also doesn't fight attempts to get the desktop i want the way OSX does.

Pre-OSX MacOS is downright primitive. What I'm saying is that, when I'm encountering it sparingly to play games like Escape Velocity in BasiliskII, I don't trip over the crashes or run into the shortcomings and I end up really feeling the polish and consistency in the UI that OSX has piddled away.

Edited 2013-03-07 08:14 UTC

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