Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th May 2012 22:49 UTC
Windows For weeks - if not months - I've been trying to come up with a way to succinctly and accurately explain why, exactly, Windows 8 rubs me the wrong way, usability-wise. I think I finally got it.
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No one gets it.
by xaoslaad on Tue 15th May 2012 01:29 UTC
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How blind is everyone. I keep saying it. No one listens. It is so obvious. Whether it works or not here is what Microsoft and Apple are up to:

In the next version of OS X you will need to enable the ability to allow you to install Applications that come from anywhere but the App Store. How long do you REALLY think that ability to enable installs from anywhere but the App Store is going to be around? One or two more versions?

Now, Microsoft, not to be outdone, has said the only place you can install Metro Apps from is their store. And they're pushing this Metro interface, and making it a total pain in the ass to use your desktop. Put 1+1 together. They want nothing more than to deprecate the Desktop interface and go Metro only.

The only plan to fix this is to get everyone developing Metro apps.

I had Fedora, Windows 7, and OS X installed in the house and used them all almost daily. Call me paranoid, but, "War on General Computing" is _exactly_ what I see going on here.

I installed Fedora on all my systems and completely removed OS X and Windows. I will not pay to lose functionality of my computer. I watch media on Fedora, I play games on Fedora (I lost one of 13 or 14 games because Starforce doesn't work, oh well too bad, so sad), and I work on Fedora. To watch Netflix I bought a Roku which also happens to stream just fine from Linux using Plex.

Like I said, it may not pan out the way they want, but open your eyes to the future they are dreaming of and are certainly trying to steer towards.

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