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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Metro?!
by SonicMetalMan on Thu 31st May 2012 14:12 UTC
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2009-05-25

History doesn't bode well for ramming new interfaces down the throats of users. OS/2 didn't fly for the masses because it was too different and way to complex. Canonical in my opinion doesn't fare any better with Unity in Ubuntu. I tend to stick with "traditional" UI's so that my learning curve is lower. After all, my PC is for WORK. Metro is most definitely not a conducive environment for work.

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