Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 18th May 2012 21:54 UTC
Windows A long - very long - blog post justifying all the ideas and choices behind Windows 8. We've all been here before, but it's nice to have it all summed up once again for easy reference in case we hit another yes/no debate on Windows 8 and keyboard and mouse. Anywho, the most interesting bit is that Microsoft has updated the theme of the traditional desktop, flattening it to achieve a very nice look.
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If you have to force it....
by ncgmac on Sat 19th May 2012 13:33 UTC
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Nobody wants it. The debate on windows 8 isn't Metro really. It's the idea that Microsoft is trying to force a poor interface design for non-touch environments by forcing you into this full screen large icon, wish it was on my cell phone world, on your laptop/desktop. It's so simple, if they had only given folks a choice, and left the start button with the cleaned up interface, all would be right with the world. The new "UI is an app" design is actually a great idea, if you get to choose your app!

The R&D to make this happen would have been millions cheaper than the PR they have paid to justify something that clearly few will want. The touch crowd will not want legacy window apps on non-arm tablets going to the desktop, and the rest of us know how we feel about metro in our mouse and keyboard world.

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