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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MOS6510
Member since:
2011-05-12

It's a badly drawn parallel. The main reason being you are referring to a situation over a decade ago and most readers will have not used any OS X developer or beta releases. Most Apple users even haven't.

But thank you for explaining, despite your strange urge to include insults. I doubt this is also a common thing writers do.

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dragossh Member since:
2008-12-16

It's a badly drawn parallel. The main reason being you are referring to a situation over a decade ago and most readers will have not used any OS X developer or beta releases. Most Apple users even haven't.

Just because most Apple users haven't used early OS X releases and the situation was a decade ago, that doesn't mean that objectively, early OS X releases didn't suck. It's a parallel to offer some perspective on how jarring these transitions can be and how over time these new environments improve, even though they sucked really hard at the beginning.

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MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

You tend to compare things people don't know anything or much about with things most people do know about.

Here Thom is comparing Microsoft Surface, which most people have no experience with, with beta versions of OS X, which most people have no experience with and they're over a decade old. OS X is a desktop OS, Surface is a tablet thing.

It's not really helpful in any way. They people that do have experience with early OS X even seemed confused, but it turns out Thom was very liberal on who got to join the early OS X version club.

I don't think he even needed to make a comparison with anything to make it clear he things Surface sucks. If he really wanted to make one he should have picked something more recent.

It would have made more sense to make a comparison with another Microsoft product, because that could give a kind of indication how they will handle the situation. We know Microsoft tends to have a long breath and improve with time. Apple is more inclined to cancel products that don't do well.

But as I've said no comparison with anything is really needed. Just say you think it sucks and explain why.

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weebnuts Member since:
2011-05-11

yes, they did suck quite badly

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