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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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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henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

My G3 desktop is too large now to fit in to my more minimalistic computing area. I have a MacMini as the primary desktop, then everything else is either Windows or Mac laptops. I might dig up the Wallstreet though, as though it is stupidly large by today's standards, it's still a pretty cool machine. The battery still held a charge too last time I used it.

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

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.

Ha, it's better on the Wintel side ;) - similarly old Athlon 1100 MHz, 768 MiB, WinXP is still perfectly usable with current software.

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