Microsoft shuts down Windows Live Gallery because of Windows 8
Posted 03 October 2011 - 09:56 AM
Microsoft launched Windows Live Gallery (gallery.live.com) back in 2006. Windows users could download a wide variety of gadgets / widgets, plug-ins and other applications from the website.
Now The Windows Live Gallery has been retired. In order to focus support on the much richer set of opportunities available for Windows 8, Microsoft is no longer supporting development or uploading of new Gadgets. However, some of the most popular and highest-rated gadgets are still available on the Gadgets page of the Windows Personalization Gallery.
With Windows 8 Developer Preview, developers can create rich app experiences where customers focus on their important tasks. Apps are at the center of the Windows Developer Preview experience and are alive with activity and vibrant content. Users immerse themselves in your full-screen app while Windows gracefully gets out of the way.
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Posted 04 October 2011 - 12:14 PM
Posted 07 October 2011 - 06:49 PM
yeah, but they aren't just gadgets. Live Tiles replace static icons. Live Tiles represent apps and they act as launchers too.
But aren't those Windows 8's live tiles gadgets?
Live tiles are like icons and gadgets combined into one.