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Analysts challenge Microsoft's commitment to Windows RT

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    That is interesting. Not too surprising, I suppose. It shows the OP is human.

    ...seems more like internal company politics and hierarchy are encumbering progress.

    "I Contribute to the Windows Kernel. We Are Slower Than Other Operating Systems. Here Is Why." - Zorinaq
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    Android is crushing Apple and Microsoft in the mobile device market

    Given Android's success in the mobile market, one has to wonder how long it will be until we see the operating system loaded onto PCs and go head-to-head against Windows and iOS. Given the way that buyers (consumers and enterprise alike) have embraced Android on smartphones and tablets — activations of new devices sit at 1.5 million daily, or 45 million every month — it seems logical to give consumers what they want, and put this operating system onto notebooks, convertibles, and hybrid systems.
    Android is crushing Apple and Microsoft in the mobile device market | ZDNet

    Windows 8 metro UI may speed this up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    That is interesting. Not too surprising, I suppose. It shows the OP is human.

    ...seems more like internal company politics and hierarchy are encumbering progress.

    "I Contribute to the Windows Kernel. We Are Slower Than Other Operating Systems. Here Is Why." - Zorinaq
    This was an interesting contribution but did not at all amaze me. Having worked in a similar environment for 35 years, I can confirm that this is the way how large central development groups usually work. That is not special to Microsoft.

    Comparing that environment to Linux is not really fair. The Linux groups are decentralized and their motivations are very different to those of a large business operation which wants to minimize trouble.

    What has not amazed me either is one of the comments that a reader made.

    What’s wrong with “9-5 with kids types,” it doesn’t make you a worse programmer to want a healthy work life balance. If you’re able to pull that off it even suggests a level of skill that your company will allow you
    Those young 9 to 5 people made me take early retirement. People that were earning between $60K to $100K (20 years ago) were not willing to put in an extra effort when needed. They were pointing to their work contract that stated 38 hours per week. This is not the way how you can make major developments. When we were young in the 60's, that was very different - 80 hour weeks were not rare.
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    I will need to research this, but Microsoft's research project's of Singularity and Midori that have been floating around for five or so years now made me realize something; the Midori/Singularity OS's aren't meant to replace Windows, they're concept platforms meaning they're developing those to IMPLEMENT into Windows. I read that Midori or Singularity sandboxes running applications to increase security. Windows 8's WinRT apps do just that. The system contracts, or Charms bar, is a system managed water channel to allow apps to communicate with each other. There are certain other things about Midori I need to research again about as this was a year ago or so, but it honestly sounds like Windows 8. Microsoft are also still continuing on Midori development...
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    Windows 8's WinRT apps do just that. The system contracts, or Charms bar, is a system managed water channel to allow apps to communicate with each other.
    I was just coming to realize this - Metro and Desktop are in fact two wholly different Operating Systems within Windows 8 - Which is why some of the fixes for desktop problems won't work in relation to repairing Metro, which has it's own repair apps.
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