Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 6th Mar 2012 23:27 UTC
Windows As you may have seen, David's been taking care of OSNews for a few days because I'm quite busy with work. Still, there's one thing I'd like to talk about: the desktop mode in Windows 8. I wish I could've added this to the first impressions article, but I only arrived at this conclusion yesterday: desktop mode in Windows 8 is Microsoft's equivalent of Mac OS X's Classic mode.
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A bit torn on this one
by WorknMan on Wed 7th Mar 2012 02:37 UTC
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I don't think many home users are going to have any trouble with WIndows 8, since Metro and the app store is probably going to be more secure and less of a hassle than the 'classic' desktop. On the other hand, I'm sure many power and corporate users are going to hate it. Metro is obviously an environment more for grandmas and tech tards than people who need to get real work done.

So I think the article's premise is right... during the transition from 'classic' to Metro, Metro will probably 'grow up' during this process, at which time most of the people who hated it in the beginning won't mind. On the other hand, if it doesn't catch on like MS hopes, just like with WPF/Silverlight, they could change they're mind again, decide to scrap Metro, and go with the new Framework of the Month. It's obvious by now that they're content to keep throwing shit against the wall until something sticks, so I wouldn't be surprised to see this happen.

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