I have noticed in a few places discussions comparing the UI and API of WinRT
with Silverlight, and suggesting that it (WinRT) is preferable. Mostly,
these were quite old posts (a series of 6 or more at SharpGIS was my first
sense of this).
It does raise the possibility that Windows / Microsoft will rebirth or
rethink some technologies.
Related (in my eyes, anyway), apparently there is a wider discussion about
Windows 9 (based on leaks and conjecture) suggesting that there is to be a
complete rethink of Windows market segments in Windows 9 "Threshold".
It's summarised here
heave-ho-in-the-next-wave-of-updates-232389> in InfoWorld (December 2013)
in an article by some bloke named Woody Leonhard.
He sets the tone in his first sentence:
"If independent leaks are to be believed, Windows chief Terry Myerson
appears to be dismantling the Jekyll-and-Hyde monstrosity that is Windows 8,
instead replacing it with a triumvirate of products
windows-release-trains-consumers-business-232299> that people and companies
will actually want."
I'll be interested in Scott's comments on the triumverate of products,
including the quote that refers to Terry Myerson's supposed intentions.
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