Tag Archives: Windows 8 Metro

Touch Hate

There is a lot of hate for “touch” out there and I thought I’d talk about it a bit.  I can tell when I’m reading an unreasonable discussion because there is always something about having to stand there all day … Continue reading

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Developers ignore creating “Windows Store” Apps at great peril

Although the launch of Windows 8/RT is still a month away the number of apps in the Windows Store (aka “Metro apps” aka “Windows RunTime Apps”) is a worry.  There are somewhere around 2200 apps in the store now, probably … Continue reading

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Windows Phone Apps on Windows 8: Missed opportunity or a Shoe yet to drop

There is a very recent hint that Microsoft might be planning to allow Windows Phone 7 apps to run unmodified on Windows 8.  To date Microsoft has focused on encouraging developers to port their Windows Phone apps to Windows 8 by … Continue reading

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Can Windows 8′s Metro succeed on the desktop?

The biggest cloud hanging over Windows 8 is how desktop (and notebook) users will react to the new Metro user experience (which I’ll refer to as MoSh to differentiate the new “Modern Shell” from the app model and Store change).  What … Continue reading

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Why a locked down Metro/WinRT model makes such a big difference to security

Secunia is reporting that 78% of end-point (individual computers for all those not in the security business) vulnerabilities are attributable to third-party software.  That’s everything from browser plug-ins like Flash and Java, to Adobe Reader, to Quicken or any other desktop … Continue reading

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