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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leos
Member since:
2005-09-21

No, I'm just drawing a parallel between Windows 8 and the early Mac OS X period in that they represent similar periods in the two company's histories. This is a very common way for writers to create some perspective, and easily explain what we're dealing with. It's the biggest and most recent example of a company moving from one operating system to the next in a way that caused a break with the past. WinRT is the same thing.


There's one massive difference. OSX improved. WinRT is a dead end with manufacturers already dropping it. Unfortunately you've bought into another Microsoft dead end product just like Windows Phone 7.

There's nothing wrong with pointing that out, and I will not let fanboys bully me into not using obvious, innocent, and perfectly valid comparisons like that.


Poor Thom, being bullied by probably the politest commenter on osnews.

Edited 2013-03-07 15:29 UTC

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

WinRT is a dead end with manufacturers already dropping it.


WinRT != Windows RT. Confusing, I know, but do try to keep up.

Edited 2013-03-07 15:41 UTC

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leos Member since:
2005-09-21

"WinRT is a dead end with manufacturers already dropping it.


WinRT != Windows RT. Confusing, I know, but do try to keep up.
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You're not helping yourself here. I assumed you meant Windows RT because comparing that to OSX at least makes sense. Both of those are operating systems.

WinRT is a runtime/sdk. Comparing WinRT to OSX is pure nonsense.

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