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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RE: If you have to force it....
by MollyC on Sun 20th May 2012 17:05 UTC in reply to "If you have to force it...."
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If you have to force it, Nobody wants it.

Yep, exactly what command-line devotees said about GUIs back in the day. Way to prove the article's point. ;)

Your point also reminds me of the Office "Ribbon" debate, where detractors demanded that Microsoft maintain the old UI as an option rather htan "force" folks to use the Ribbon. Microsoft was wise to reject that demand.

But in Windows 8, they're doing much less "forcing", as the Windows 7 desktop is still there anyway. If your only complaint is lack of a Start Menu, just instal StarDock's start menu. I think the Start Menu issue is way overplayed, but we'll see.

Edited 2012-05-20 17:16 UTC

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