And that the browser functioned like another OS in the OS,
(the video with that guy in the conference describing the decisions behind windows 8)
So their solution was to shove the massive lump of an OS under the carpet and put a new table on top of it. Of course the lump make the table unstable and hard to use.
So win8 apps are just html5 apps, why wouldn't you just write html5 apps then? Why try and integrate them into the OS? Now its like having many browsers. They didn't solve their issue at all. The OS is still more of an obstacle to productivity when people only want a web browser. It seems like MS is just desperately grasping at the last straws of relevance, and by doing so, pissed off the people that have kept them relevant all these years.
Its sort of like if GM in its desperation to attract new younger customers, decided to invent a car that uses a gamepad instead of a wheel and pedal, even though it would drive away all their older customers that don't want to learn a new way to drive.
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