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New Coke? Commented on: 48 weeks ago (May 12, 2013)

One of the most annoying and arrogant things the Windows team did was decide that unmanaged C++ would have priority over C#, just because they liked it, even though the rest of the world has moved...

(Re)Start Me Up: The Great Windows 8 Debate Commented on: 49 weeks ago (May 10, 2013)

Paul, as a programmer I have encountered many difficult design decisions. What I have learned is, when you know some users will prefer one method and some will prefer another, the best option is...

Windows 8/RT App Update: Mail Commented on: 1 year ago (March 25, 2013)

"Unfortunately, the new version of Mail is missing two key features I’d hope to see by now:"

Three surely, what about pop3 support?

What the “Blue” Leak Tells Us About Microsoft’s Strategy Commented on: 1 year ago (March 25, 2013)

I think Mary Jo or Paul said Microsoft add the user interface stuff last on these builds, so they have probably focused on Windows 8 / RT / Phone 8 integration, which may not be visible to someone...

Windows Blue Leaks! Commented on: 1 year ago (March 24, 2013)

Maybe they could create metro app, desktop application containers, so legacy apps could be run in metro. ModernMix looks good, but I think it is the wrong way round.

Windows 8/RT App Pick: Twitter Commented on: 1 year ago (March 14, 2013)

Two issues so far, apart from that brilliant, the best. 1. How do I change the background colour / bitmap? 2. Why are my tweets not in time order? Plus does it support more than one Twitter...

Fixing Windows 8: Advice for Users and for Microsoft Commented on: 1 year ago (March 13, 2013)

"Personally, I can live with the Metro-style Start screen. Yes, it’s a bit jarring to tap WINKEY from the desktop and have whole display change, but … you get used to it."

Its only jarring...

It’s Time to Bring Back NT Commented on: 1 year ago (March 11, 2013)

Well I suppose Microsoft would argue that a single code base for all platforms is cheaper and more practical for them to maintain and build. What they could do of course is allow the system to...

Windows 8 Tip: Run Metro Apps in Windows on the Desktop Commented on: 1 year ago (March 7, 2013)

I would prefer it if Microsoft did it the other way round. Instead of running metro apps in desktop windows, they should create metro app containers that can run Windows desktop applications and...

Feeling Blue: Microsoft, You’re Releasing it Wrong Commented on: 1 year ago (February 24, 2013)

Totally agree on the need for a Facebook app!

The key is to unify the system. Pinned web pages on the start screen and desktop applications need to be able to be run in metro app...

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