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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RE[4]: Metro
by dnebdal on Wed 7th Mar 2012 14:49 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Metro"
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Folks who dislike Metro sure as hell won't embrace Unity, HUD and global menu with open arms, I can tell you that. Linux failed to grab any significant market share from the disaster that was Vista, and nothing will change in that regard with Win8.

What about KDE4, with a "normal" task bar and start menu? In a way, it's a more conservative choice than Win8, Lion, Union or Gnome3.

Not that I think it will get any massive amounts of new users, but I don't think it's going to lose too many either.

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