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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
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    If you want an example to refute your questioning, why hasn't the VLC development team not release their WinRT app already?
    Maybe they are not interested. Maybe they see it of no value, Maybe they see RT as dead in the water.
    Oh really?...

    VLC for the new Windows 8 User Experience ("Metro") by VideoLAN New report about the WinRT port — Kickstarter
    It already taking them 3 months to reinvent there program and they are not finished yet no wonder developers are not writing for RT.

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  2. #42


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post

    Maybe they are not interested. Maybe they see it of no value, Maybe they see RT as dead in the water.
    Oh really?...

    VLC for the new Windows 8 User Experience ("Metro") by VideoLAN New report about the WinRT port — Kickstarter
    Why pose a question and then later post an answer, which you already knew? You do have a very strange way of going about things.

    But then, your post doesn't support your argument (that I think you're trying to pose) in any case. VLC may not be one of the Microsoft approved developers that gets advance details of software, they may not have been interested in developing for RT at the time, they may not have had the resources available, or any number of reasons.
    One swallow does not a summer make
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    That's the point, you thought RT was a dead on arrival product, but even OPEN SOURCED developers that have literally nothing to gain went ahead and started developing it back in December, and a beta build has been released recently to the Kickstarter backers. Four months to get to beta on WinRT from Win32. The final product isn't expected until later this month or May. So about five months of time to get a full Win32 Desktop app to WinRT. How long will Windows 8 have been out by that time? Sevenish months.

    So keep your knickers on, Windows 8 is developing further and developers are starting to pick up on Windows 8 as well....
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  3. #43


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post

    That's the point, you thought RT was a dead on arrival product, but even OPEN SOURCED developers that have literally nothing to gain went ahead and started developing it back in December, and a beta build has been released recently to the Kickstarter backers. Four months to get to beta on WinRT from Win32. The final product isn't expected until later this month or May. So about five months of time to get a full Win32 Desktop app to WinRT. How long will Windows 8 have been out by that time? Sevenish months.

    So keep your knickers on, Windows 8 is developing further and developers are starting to pick up on Windows 8 as well....
    Keep your knickers on also this story hits the nail head on why the PC and other high priced computers are dead in the water for most people.


    The 'Toasterization' of personal computers
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  4. #44


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    It it comes down to people saying "How Bad Windows 8 Is" - I don't think Windows 8 is bad. I just think Metro is bad. I got no problems with the Windows 8 Desktop, I'm quite pleased with it. Heh.
    Let me narrow it down further. Metro on desktops or non-touchscreen laptops is bad. Metro on tablets and laptops with touch screens is great. Desktop on tablets is bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post

    That's the point, you thought RT was a dead on arrival product, but even OPEN SOURCED developers that have literally nothing to gain went ahead and started developing it back in December, and a beta build has been released recently to the Kickstarter backers. Four months to get to beta on WinRT from Win32. The final product isn't expected until later this month or May. So about five months of time to get a full Win32 Desktop app to WinRT. How long will Windows 8 have been out by that time? Sevenish months.

    So keep your knickers on, Windows 8 is developing further and developers are starting to pick up on Windows 8 as well....
    Keep your knickers on also this story hits the nail head on why the PC and other high priced computers are dead in the water for most people.


    The 'Toasterization' of personal computers
    Now that article is moot because it author says chromebooks are selling well. Umm, not really. They've been out for years and don't even occupy a percentage point in the total picture of platforms.

    Though the author does mention the fact that people use more web services, which is what Windows 8 can do real well...

    Also, I can buy a pretty decent toaster for under 20 dollars. It isn't built like crap, but is cost effective.

    There is a line between cheap and cost effective.
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    The funny thing is, that the rumours abound that RT is pretty much dead in the water and even Microsoft is planning to give it away. If Microsoft wanted a device for consumption and a device for productivity, it could quite easily have kept 8 and RT separate. But I think it'll be easier to just drop RT and continue with 8.

    So developers may still try and produce Windows apps, but it certainly doesn't appear to be a big deal for them at the moment. The Windows app store is still chock full of crap and/or apps that are nothing more than what is available in the desktop via IE etc. For example, why would you really need an app version of VLC, if you have the desktop version anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    The funny thing is, that the rumours abound that RT is pretty much dead in the water and even Microsoft is planning to give it away. If Microsoft wanted a device for consumption and a device for productivity, it could quite easily have kept 8 and RT separate. But I think it'll be easier to just drop RT and continue with 8.

    So developers may still try and produce Windows apps, but it certainly doesn't appear to be a big deal for them at the moment. The Windows app store is still chock full of crap and/or apps that are nothing more than what is available in the desktop via IE etc. For example, why would you really need an app version of VLC, if you have the desktop version anyway.
    Do you even use Windows 8?
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  8. #48


    How many Windows 8 devices can you carry in your pocket that is all ways connected to the net. Not many but all iphones, Android phones and Windows 8 phones (which are not selling well) that is what people are buying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    How many Windows 8 devices can you carry in your pocket that is all ways connected to the net. Not many but all iphones, Android phones and Windows 8 phones (which are not selling well) that is what people are buying.
    How many of those can be used to add music into said devices?
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  10. #50


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    How many Windows 8 devices can you carry in your pocket that is all ways connected to the net. Not many but all iphones, Android phones and Windows 8 phones (which are not selling well) that is what people are buying.
    How many of those can be used to add music into said devices?
    Have no idea as I am too hard of hearing to listen to music any more.
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