Source: The Seattle Times
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.