Wednesday, March 13, 2013 by Frogboy | Discussion: Personal Computing
To say the response to ModernMix has been overwhelming would be an understatement. In the 20 years that Stardock has existed, we’ve never put something out that has has been this positively received, this fast.
To recap: Last week we put out the first beta of ModernMix, a program that lets users run Windows 8 ModernUI (Metro) apps in a window, on the desktop. It’s a free download that you can also buy for $5 (which gets you the full beta and final version).
The reaction has been universally positive. But also, people (including myself) have found that ModernMix may be the single best thing to happen to ModernUI apps. It makes them relevant because many of them are really good – but not something you’d want to dominate a 22 inch monitor.
Can anyone seriously say that these ModernUI apps would be better run full-screen on a large monitor?
Here are some of the headlines:
Slick Trick: $5 tool runs Modern apps on the Windows 8 desktop [Computerworld]
Windows 8 tip: Run Metro Apps in windows on the desktop (WinSuperSite)
ModernMix: Runs Windows 8 apps on the desktop (The Windows Club)
Stardock ModernMix app allows ALL Windows apps to run in desktop mode (Mobile Magazine)
ModernMix enables all Windows 8 apps to run on the desktop (Geeky Gadgets)
ModernMix Fixes Windows 8, runs all apps on the desktop (Laptop Magazine)
And these are just the ones I know about and is by no means complete (and it hasn’t even been a week since the beta went out).