Metro apps/WinRT on Windows7/Vista ?


  • The .NET framework runs on multiple Windows versions e.g. Windows7/Vista/XP. Similarly, will the WinRT & Metro apps be able to run on older Windows versions i.e. Windows7/Vista ? Or is it purely Windows 8 only ?


    If Metro apps can run on older Windows, it should allow a much more rapid uptake of Metro style apps. However, if it's Windows 8 only, then it will be years before they even begin to surface in the enterprise to any extent. It's a lot simpler to ask a business to install a small runtime on existing machines, than it is to require a complete upgrade of their Windows O/S - in many cases a complete barrier to deployment.

    Sunday, September 18, 2011 11:23 PM