Numerous who’ve been following Microsoft’s tablet efforts for years will certainly have a soft spot for the Messenger, a creative-focused device axed since it didn’t fit the Windows puzzle. Nonetheless, it resembles you merely can not keep a creative concept down. Developers at Microsoft have revived the dream through Project Austin, a Windows 8 application based around the visual principle of a notebook. Pen devotees could pick different paper kinds and paste in photos, however they’re deliberately kept away from keying in, searching and additional aspects that would complicate the concept. It must appear familiar: it’s a rough (if possibly unintentional) Windows doppelganger to FiftyThree’s Paper for iPad, which itself was created by a few of the previous Courier team. A business spokesperson won’t say if or when Project Austin will be readily available in a total type for the general public, although there’s not much point until Windows 8 shows up on October 26th. Thankfully, programmers keen to see what Messenger might have been– if just in bits and pieces– could already download the source code for themselves.
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