Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 8th Apr 2013 18:16 UTC
Microsoft "After years of domination, Microsoft is finally facing serious threats at the cores of its business, Office and Windows. Consumers and businesses alike are largely purchasing devices based on their capabilities and form factors rather than the software contained within. Windows is slowly becoming commoditized and Microsoft's traditional allies are looking at Android and Chrome OS as viable alternatives, a trend that threatens the Windows monopoly. Microsoft faces a tricky balancing act as it faces a future that's very different from its existing business." Good article by Tom Warren.
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RE[4]: A fork in the road?
by pandronic on Tue 9th Apr 2013 06:44 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: A fork in the road?"
pandronic
Member since:
2006-05-18

Blue seems like a great thing


Metro apps need filesystem access and the ability to truly multitask (and run in the background) like normal apps before anyone can take them seriously.

Also, MS needs to bring back unified search to Windows. The current search is really awful.

Edited 2013-04-09 06:45 UTC

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RE[5]: A fork in the road?
by woegjiub on Tue 9th Apr 2013 12:03 in reply to "RE[4]: A fork in the road?"
woegjiub Member since:
2008-11-25

I had no idea of those limitations; I was referring to the metro interface and the rapid updates.

Stupid limitations like that need to go, for sure.
I wonder how they thought it was okay, when even android has better.

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RE[6]: A fork in the road?
by pandronic on Tue 9th Apr 2013 12:13 in reply to "RE[5]: A fork in the road?"
pandronic Member since:
2006-05-18

My theory is that Metro is just a mobile ecosystem that got strapped on top of good old Windows to help develop the app ecosystem. That's not to say that these kind of limitations are OK for a mobile device. My HTC8S running Windows Phone 8 is just a glorified feature phone - a nice one at that, but certainly not a smartphone.

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