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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Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

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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MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

Developer previews, public betas or public releases?

Please make up your mind which you include in your "first several releases".

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Beta, 10.0, 10.1, and 10.2 are all public releases, available to everyone. So, the first four releases were terrible. Take away the beta if you want, and that still leaves three. The DPs were available to large groups of developers, so could, technically, be called public as well.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

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.


So in other words, two actual releases sucked.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

No, the first four. Beta, 10.0, 10.1, 10.2.

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henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

I've used Jaguar and Panther quite a lot, and they were both very good. The main issue now is more finding any modern apps that still work. Tiger is still a large cut-off for PowerPC based OS X.

I have a Beige G3 Desktop and a PowerBook G3 (Wallstreet I think) and both support Jaguar natively and Panther via XPostFacto. On the G3 Desktop I used Jaguar for years, then Panther till I retired it. It did everything I needed it to.

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MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

I still use 2 G3 iMacs, Panther and Tiger. Sadly less and less software still works on them. The Tiger one (500 Mhz, 1 GB!) was pretty usable with Skype and MobileMe.

They're still nice to run Terminal and MS Remote Desktop on.

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