Nobody's forcing you to use it princess.Metro UI is a disaster. It's failed in the phone market, and now Microsoft wants to shove it down our throats. I sincerely home that Windows 8 is a complete flop and they escort that idiot Ballmer out the door! Seriously, Microsoft has never innovated well, but rather bullied people out of the markets they've created or just plain bought them out. Now, they're so late to the market, it's game over...
And how long have you worked for Microsoft?therogerwilco 11/30/2012 6:30 PM
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Windows 8 rocks. The Surface RT rocks. The closed model they're applying to application installations and the completely restricted API you can code Windows 8 apps in, is the failure point for the Surface RT. The Pro you'll be able to use as normal, but after X amount of years with that freedom, trying to apply a business model like Apple or Droid to a piece of hardware, will not catch on. I was horrified when I tried to set an environment variable within some code for my Surface RT, only to find out the API is probably 30% of the entire .net 4.5 framework. Don't get me wrong, that helps security and performance, but that sure limits the amount you can actually do for coding and reduces the experience of the end user. (this is not a droid, or a crummy apple, this is freakin windows. it's been a mature and massive experience for years)