346 votesAnonymous Coward commented
"... the determined Real Programmer can write FORTRAN programs in any language."
3,662 votesAnonymous Coward commented
If Microsoft really wants Universal Apps to be universal, they need to support Windows 7!!!
There's no good technical reason why Metro couldn't be back-ported to Windows 7. You won't get the same level of platform lock down / security, but some might see that as a feature.
AFAICT, the only reason Microsoft didn't back-port Metro was because they wanted to force Windows 7 users to upgrade to Windows 8 and now 10. It turns out nobody wrote a "must have" Metro app that would drive demand for upgrades. So everybody loses. People keep on using Windows 7, and Win32 remains the only true "universal" API.