Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 31st May 2012 12:24 UTC
Windows "Microsoft has been furiously ripping out legacy code in Windows 8 that would have enabled third parties to bring back the Start button, Start Menu, and other software bits that could have made this new OS look and work like its predecessor. In fact, I've seen that several well-known UI hacks that worked fine with the Windows 8 Consumer Preview are no longer functional in the coming Release Preview. And those with hopes that Microsoft would allow businesses, at least, to boot directly to the desktop should prepare for disappointment. That feature not only isn't happening, it's being removed from Windows Server 12 (Windows 8's stable mate) as well." When you buy a new machine later this year, you will use Metro, an environment wholly inferior, incomplete, and not at all ready to replace the traditional desktop in any way, shape, or form. Whether you like it or not.
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the bells are tolling.
by shotsman on Thu 31st May 2012 13:34 UTC
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If they rip all that code out of Server 12 then they must be planning their own funeral on 2013/14

Just when they'd allowed us to install Server without a GUI they do this.

The only bit of light I can see at the end of this tunnel (apart from increased revenues for RedHat etc) is that journalists don't always get it right now do they?

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