Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 10th Jul 2013 15:03 UTC
Windows I have a Surface RT tablet. I bought it because I'm a Windows Phone user, and despite its major flaws, I still hate WP much less than I hate its competitors. As such, it made sense to me that I would like the Surface RT as well - I mean, my favourite UI on a tablet? Count me in! It should come as no surprise by now that Windows RT was a major disappointment, so now that the Windows 8.1 preview is here, did Microsoft address any of the major problems?
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Comment by Luminair
by Luminair on Thu 11th Jul 2013 01:16 UTC
Luminair
Member since:
2007-03-30

a computer that can't keep the state of multitasked applications isn't a multitasking computer for the user in question.

all these weak mobile devices have the same sort of problem, and I think it will go away with more memory capacity, but it is pretty sad until then.

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RE: Comment by Luminair
by Shane on Thu 11th Jul 2013 06:52 in reply to "Comment by Luminair"
Shane Member since:
2005-07-06

a computer that can't keep the state of multitasked applications isn't a multitasking computer for the user in question.

all these weak mobile devices have the same sort of problem, and I think it will go away with more memory capacity, but it is pretty sad until then.


Windows 8, iOS and Android support app/fragment state preservation and restoration. The onus in often on the individual developers to do some leg work to make it happen.

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RE[2]: Comment by Luminair
by cdude on Fri 12th Jul 2013 14:30 in reply to "RE: Comment by Luminair"
cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

What confirms Thom's argument that lots of the Metro apps are unpolished, done between there iOS and Android counterparts in just some minutes as "done that too" sideliners.

Quantity doesn't matter at the end. Nobody is going to install 100k apps anyways. But quality is it. We are now multiple years in and the Metro-ecosystem still suffers incredible hard on that front. Yet the told story, focus you know, is still about quantity. My oh my. Taken Microsoft's "success" outside of the past workstation-desktops into account (and that's where Metro counts since desktops have and are going to have win32) I have my doubts to see improvements anytime soon. It doesn't look healthy.

Edited 2013-07-12 14:35 UTC

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RE: Comment by Luminair
by moondevil on Thu 11th Jul 2013 08:58 in reply to "Comment by Luminair"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

It is a question of how long you want your battery to last not memory.

The state can be preserved, if the developers take care to handle the OS events to save/restore state.

Edited 2013-07-11 08:58 UTC

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RE: Comment by Luminair
by Nelson on Thu 11th Jul 2013 11:19 in reply to "Comment by Luminair"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Right, how many Windows 8 applications have you written? You seem to be an expert on the multitasking capabilities of Metro apps. None? Oh.

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RE[2]: Comment by Luminair
by judgen on Sat 13th Jul 2013 11:27 in reply to "RE: Comment by Luminair"
judgen Member since:
2006-07-12

damnit i replied to the wrong comment, you can ignore this post.

Edited 2013-07-13 11:28 UTC

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