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[3]: Metro
by WereCatf on Wed 7th Mar 2012 17:37 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Metro"
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1 - Windows 8 is a disaster, loss of desktop functionality leads to frustration with the operating system. MS bleeds a lot of customers

People don't just suddenly decide to upgrade to Win8. They use whatever their machines come with and if the machines come with Win8 and they don't like it they'll just take the machine back and demand something else, at which point they'll be offered either a Mac or Win7.

2 - Apple continues to turn OS X into iOS and starts pushing mac computers with ARM processors and locks the user to the appstore for all software needs. People called you crazy when you proposed this will happen but I fully believe it is just a matter of time. I'm in your camp on this one.

Of course this will happen, but people will still use Macs anyway.

As more people start waking up to the *freedoms* they are losing

You're WAY out of touch with the rest of the world there. The general populace does not see things like that, they do not think what "rights" or "freedoms" they have or don't have as long as they get their carrot-on-a-stick. Access to Apple App Store and iTunes for example is one such carrot and it works just fine. The tactics is simple; have people focus on one thing while you're doing your thing behind their backs, then just say "No, it cannot do that, you must buy this-and-that" and people will do so.

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