Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Dec 2013 22:43 UTC
Windows

Two changes supposedly coming to the next version of Windows, according to veteran Paul Thurrott:

Metro apps running in windows on the desktop. As you can today with third-party utilities such as ModernMix, the next version of Windows will let users optionally run Metro apps in floating windows on the desktop.

Start menu. After bringing back the Start button in Windows 8.1, Microsoft will take the next logical step in the next Windows version and make the Start menu available as an option. It's possible this will appear only on those product versions that support the desktop.

This would be Microsoft admitting they got Windows 8 all wrong.

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Comment by ronaldst
by ronaldst on Tue 10th Dec 2013 09:21 UTC
ronaldst
Member since:
2005-06-29

> "This would be Microsoft admitting they got Windows 8 all wrong."

This is more of a rumour.

Windows 8 is still incomplete. And most apps (99% of them) are terrible or have below features parity with their previous equivalent on the desktop. Older Windows Live apps versus their newer equivalent Metro apps.

There are still no worthwhile apps out there. And still no complex Metro app made for showcase.

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RE: Comment by ronaldst
by Adurbe on Tue 10th Dec 2013 10:14 in reply to "Comment by ronaldst"
Adurbe Member since:
2005-07-06

Actually I blame the developers for the incompleteness of the apps themselves.

Modern UI and Windows 8 themselves are complete. The issue is that the devs who have focused on it have built apps that belong on a phone and wonder why they are not useful on the desktop...

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RE[2]: Comment by ronaldst
by ebasconp on Tue 10th Dec 2013 12:37 in reply to "RE: Comment by ronaldst"
ebasconp Member since:
2006-05-09

Actually I blame the developers for the incompleteness of the apps themselves.


I do not blame them: They are busy improving their apps for Android/iOS (where the market share and the money are) instead of writing stuff for Metro.

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