In the next 10 years could disappear the Windows desktop
The prestigious analyst firm Gartner has issued an interesting reflection through its vice president Michael Silver, who says that Microsoft will keep the focus product development to the area of mobile phones, that is, smartphones and tablets, at least for the next 20 or 30 years.
And is that the change introduced by windows 8 would be one of the most radical in history, especially with the advent of Windows runtime platform APIs (WinRT) to create applications that work on the Metro user interface, a change that software developers take slowly over the next 10 years, but shall be final.
In other words, by then almost all programs will run on Metro (or its equivalent in the future based on the platform WinRT), disappearing desktop concept that today we drive from Windows and your programs compatible.
Steve Kleynhans, vice president at Gartner, explains the change by saying:
“The world of computing for users is changing. While PCs are still a very important component in the computing environment are no longer the only devices to deliver services and applications to users. Smartphones and tablets are filling the role of primary device for a growing number of users. In this environment, Microsoft needs to move a platform for a new class of applications and accept new types of user experience. “
The answer would then change the programming environment to make it friendly interface Metro, which runs on PCs and tablets, in a long-term change that changes the architecture of how programmers think their creations. Note that the new operating system Windows Mobile Phone 8 will be based on Windows 8 and therefore, move or port applications from Metro to WP8 will be easy, so that in 10 years we could not only see the demise of desktop based programs on WinNT, but also the compatibility between phones, tablets and PCs8 windows phone, desk, desktop, Meter, windows, Windows 8, winnt, winrt