Windows 8: Does Microsoft’s Split-Personality OS Make Sense?

Posted by caitlyn on Oct 29, 2012 11:54 PM EST
MIT Technology Review; By Paul Boutin
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“The requirements of small-screen mobile devices are incompatible with those of large-screen fixed devices,” Norman says. “Windows 8 has a problem. The real business workhorses of Microsoft Office are not well supported by the mobile apps. So Microsoft had to provide a backwards-compatibility mode, which provides the necessary power, but makes things even more confusing.”

[Not FOSS, but still of interest to LXer readers]

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