Microsoft have decided they may suspend normal Windows desktop apps as well as Metro ones in order to save battery life. In mobile world i.e. smartphones, this is known as tombstoning. But apps in that world, know that they will be tombstoned and the programming is done accordingly.

It will be interesting to see how these ‘normal’ apps cope when not designed for tombstoning.

Maybe we’ll need new chips from the likes of Intel and ARM in order for it to liase with the Windows 8 operating system so it ‘knows’ when these things can take place.

Only time will tell if all apps behave themselves. I, for one are not convinced.