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Windows 8's New Runtime

Dec 02, 2011

In Windows 8, you can keep writing classic .NET applications, but the new version of Microsoft’s operating system, expected next year, also adds the new Metro line of applications. Metro is the blanket term for a collection of design principles that have inspired Microsoft. You can get a look at the Metro style in Windows Phone, and it will likely be used in new releases of Microsoft’s flagship products in the months to come.

Metro is based on "design principles of classic Swiss graphic design" that emphasize cleanliness and readability, according to Wikipedia. In light of this, let’s examine the role of Windows 8 and why Metro is so tightly bound to it. What’s really going to be different for developers?


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