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Why metro is great, and why I won't use it at all

  1. #11

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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    I've never heard of the background task API limiting app performance. I know Windows Phone has it, but not Windows. It will just shift resources around. Even then, CPU time isn't limited in anyway. Every single day and every single night since I've installed the Windows 8 RTM, I've been running the Xbox Music app and it does stop regardless. I've had a couple of app crashes, but that's the app's crappy coding.

    Just for everyone's sake, the Windows Store according to a third party has a bit over 4,000 metro apps.

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  2. #12

    Posts : 248
    Windows 8 RTM (Retinas taking damage...)

    Being productive when your app is offscreen - Windows 8 app developer blog - Site Home - MSDN Blogs
    These background tasks ... have resource constraints imposed on them to make it easy to perform background activity in a power-friendly manner.
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