But I doubt Windows 8 will ever be remembered as modern and a paradigm. It would take more than a slightly augmented Win32 replacement and a phone-style UI theme for that. And to make them hopelessly intertwined was hardly the brightest of ideas.
For certain applications OS specific peculiarities don't have to be a concern. One can always use portable frameworks like Qt and OS independent languages such as Java. But I won't spoil the soup. I'll take WinRT as an opportunity because it levels the field for programmers without decades of Win32 experience. I'll become the most devoted WinRT programmer there ever was.
Last edited by nuzzle; September 13th, 2012 at 06:00 AM.