@ HippsieGypsie ok. Hello.
Update 812 will bring improvements and added features perhaps, yes!
Well, some folks are still happy with XP and certainly 7.
Going back some time, I was interested in defending the point of closing / suspending the desktop app because you can. Unfortunately, it suspends all metro apps as well. So now, I was just trying to identify the fact that one cannot separate the desktop from the metro. They are connected in Windows 8 by the file system and other complicated UI code.
So I will start with this.
Hey, all that stuff is great! I live alone in a cave, use 1 PC, and have no smartphone.
I am out of the workforce, have a chip on my shoulder about PC support,
as I find repetition to be torture. My days of examining code or flowcharts are over.
I think I read somewhere that CPU technology is not of this world!
These things offered by Microsoft, I assume, will be awesome for those that appreciate them.
Still, it seems dubious, that pressing the click on the Surface pen sends whatever to the Cloud!
Ok, great if it works, and I guess it should work just fine.
I don't have a computing life. I turn on 811 from sleep and stream video.
That's about it!
The problem with wikipedia is that it is just the Cliff Notes version.
If one wants to know about technology, they should go to a bookstore or library.
I agree, it is (the desktop) a portal, and an app, but it is more than that.
One should recognize that the "apps" listed in the apps screen, are just shortcuts to anything.
As for WinRT, it needs a file system.
Currently, WinRT uses NTFS by default.
Therefore, closing / suspending the desktop also suspends all metro apps because they need explorer.exe to function. That's why Windows Explorer is not just a portal only for legacy apps.
Metro Apps need a file system.
It's complicated. The shell could be replaced, but then there would be no explorer.exe, no WinRT, no sync, no Microsoft Account. Even if the shell was replaced, NTFS would still be used by an alternate shell. This is how kernel integration becomes a part of whatever UI.
Explorer uses NTFS by default and so does the Microsoft Store.
Update 812 will be awesome for many.
So are all the new things, assuming one can afford them.
Apologize if this seems vague.
I can see someone paging down to the last sentence only.