Originally Posted by ShaneC
Otherwise, we'd be left hoping that this whole mobile computing business is just a fad.
and thats what MS appear to be hoping about desktop computing ... just a fad
Photoshop/AutoCad/MyOB/Quicken/DTP/Office suites ..etc etc .. all just a fad as well ? please try doing anything other than conceptual art in photoshop via touch, or your month end accounts or.... well you get the picture, a large proportion of the common usagae of computers will benefit not a jot from a touch interface , you will need to hook your device up to a Monitor(s) keyboard and mouse (or some other pointing device that is sharper than a finger)
So if you assume the above to be true... why default
to a touch user interface ?
Why not give an option of desktop as default ... in fact why not detect the size of the screen & if it is touch-enabled only then default to Metro (so my phone gets Metro, my Tablet gives me a choice and my desktop gets .. errr a desktop)
I am sure Microsoft could outsource such a project if their programmers are having problems using VCC++ on their touchscreen tablets