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Fri May 11, 2012 3:31 pm Post

Probably an impossible question but.... will the Windows version be available through the Windows store? If so does that mean it will work with ARM-based Windows tablet (which I think you look very interesting actually)?

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Fri May 11, 2012 6:33 pm Post

I haven't read too much about it, but from what I've heard of how it is thus far in the preview, isn't it just for apps? I don't think Scrivener could ever fit into that format, in a Tile like that. :) Maybe they just haven't expanded it to encompass regular software, yet.
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Fri May 11, 2012 8:14 pm Post

Ah - I think you're right. The app store will only be for apps that follow the Metro interface. Can't see Scrivener in that either. Thanks!

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Sat May 12, 2012 9:04 am Post

The Windows 8 Metro interface tiles are the same as the app icons on iOS. Furthermore, the apps behave in pretty much the same way as those on other tablets. I can't see how this would preclude a Windows 8 Scrivener app on either an Intel or ARM tablet.

I rather like the tiles and apps on the version of Metro I've played with on an Intel-powered tablet. They are unfussy and clean - without all the faux leather and pine bookshelf finishes that Apple seems to be set on.

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Sat May 12, 2012 1:02 pm Post

So a tile is just a glorified icon on the desktop, basically (iOS icons are just icons, but you don't double-click to load the thing they represent)? I thought they were more like "widgets", or the things you'd put on your Windows desktop. Argh, I think there is too much market jargon going on. Ha.
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