Posts Tagged ‘WinRT’

We’ll All be Using Metro in 2020? Gartner Analysts Think So

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Why does Microsoft spend so much time trying to shape the way that we use our computers to conform with their sales plans, instead of just responding to our needs and supporting the way that we want to use our computers? It’s almost like they’re trying to chase customers away.

According to Gartner analysts, the release of the Windows 8 operating system by Microsoft will mark the beginning of the end for the NT platform, and the beginning of the WinRT (Windows Runtime) era. The shift towards the new platform will not be abrupt by any means, with Gartner predicting that Windows users will run traditional desktop applications for at least another ten years.

(more…)