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Metro & WinRT & Linux

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Imagine that you are in a store. You have two new netbook/tablet convertibles in front of you. One of them is $250.00 and runs Ubuntu Linux. The other is $350.00. They are both dual core ARM systems with 2GB of DDR3 RAM, and 64GB SSDs. On top of that, they can both run Metro applications, and have cloud synchronization features that are free of charge for starter storage amounts and pay to expand. Besides price, the Ubuntu machine has two other things that it can offer. It has a different interface, and it has an extra application store with thousands of free and libre applications. This is a very real possibility in the future.

The guys over at WINE and ReactOS have reverse engineered quite a bit of the Win32 API. WINE has allowed us to run some Windows applications natively on Linux in past (albeit with an extra API muddling around on our systems), and it only got better when they started working with the ReactOS guys. Mono has the ability to work with .NET and Moonlight can handle Silverlight. JavaScript, VisualBasic, and C++ have always been available for Linux. What remains?

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