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Ed Bott: Why Windows on ARM Has a Desktop

Ed Bott:

Why Windows Explorer? Because the new Metro style environment doesn’t have a full-strength file manager.

But why not write a file manager using Metro? Same for the decision to include both the desktop and Metro versions of IE — if the desktop version of IE has certain essential features, why not just add those features to the Metro version?

I still don’t get it.

Monday, 13 February 2012