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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RE: Heh
by Arnoud on Thu 31st May 2012 15:06 UTC in reply to "Heh"
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I cannot get my head around why they seem so hell-bent on destroying the desktop.

To me it seems like management at Microsoft is panicking because of their inability so far to compete in the tablet and phone market. While these devices do eat away considerable market share from general computing devices like PCs and laptops their number will remain massive and many people do not want to abandon them. So they are mistaken to destroy the desktop which is still by far their biggest income source.

Tablets will not go away anymore as they are useful for passively consuming information. But the hype will diminish somewhat in the future in my opinion as creating stuff will remain important and that absolutely sucks on tablets and Windows 8 Metro interface.

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