Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 21st Dec 2011 18:56 UTC
Windows Windows 8 will be one of the most significant releases for Microsoft ever, since it pretty much rethinks the entire graphical user interface. One of the problems I personally see with Metro is that it doesn't appear to be particularly conducive to getting actual work done. In an interview with The Verge, Microsoft design director Steve Kaneko confirmed that it's hard to adapt applications like Office to use Metro.
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by FealDorf on Wed 21st Dec 2011 21:39 UTC
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While metro may become niche and MS back away from it as "The One Paradigm", I don't think it will affect the sales that badly. Tablet users won't care for mulitasking that much, while desktops and laptops are more likely to be x86 for various reasons, especially backwards compatibility.
Since W8 is "metro only" on ARM alone, while it is bound to rouse agitation, I suspect it won't be much. People will figure a hack to default it to Explorer instead of Metro.

That said, I'm disappointed that MS couldn't do the impossible, of bringing the power of Office to the elegance of Metro. If they do manage to achieve this, then it will give birth to a new form of touch interfaces no doubt.

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