Source: The Seattle Times
quote: Is it a sponsored article?
quote: Replying To: *clap, clap, clap*by CaedenV on June 2, 2014 at 3:27 PMI applaud you MS! This has been a long time coming, and I am glad to finally start to see it. The last few years in making this possible have had several growing pains, but it looks like Win9 is going to be a real gem, and finally give Apple and Google a run for their money across the board.
quote: I am amazed at what people miss. “Phone numbers ride on something called a Publicly Switched Network, PSN for short. iDevices just became part of the PSN network. And this actually makes Apple’s network facilities a virtual phone company. Every Mac will be able to make and receive phone calls. And this will allow developers to build in smart calling features into every application… But further, Apple showed off a new communication protocol that allows secure communication between applications via OSX and iOS. This is how the ‘internet of things’ will have to communicate in order that we are not vulnerable to life disruption via hacking. (Think of Googles self-driving car running on a version of Android that is network enabled, BEYOND SCARY).”
quote: MS doesnt need all that. The entire world still runs off MS software, including every system at every factory that makes every Mac and iDevice.. MS needs one thing and they did it.This screenshot: http://images.dailytech.com/nimage/Windows_8_x_Sta...1. Windowed Metro apps2. Hybrid non full screen start menu with live tiles (Whoot!)3. Live tiles in the same configurable size options as Win8.1 (Large with detailed info, medium with highlight info, and small to save space).That single screenshot shows us everything that they broke in the past 3 years is fixed. Not only fixed, but the hybrid start menu takes the best of the new and the old and somehow makes it better than the sum of its parts.
quote: So long as there are options so anyone can choose to use the touch interface or the kb/mouse interface it can work just fine.
quote: I believe he is referring to what Microsoft has talked about with re-adding the start menu.
quote: The problem was it took usability backwards to the point that none of those improvements mattered.
quote: I spend here the more I realize just how many tech noobs there are on this site.
quote: The point I was getting at is that as much as we would like it, Android, IOS, WP, none of it is ready to replace Windows, not even close. These are all bing used "in addition to" not "instead of" Windows is my point. You have one example of Starcraft, but that is one of thousands. Everyone has their own.
quote: The full screen start menu goes away and Metro apps can run in a Window.