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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What Microsoft doesn't realize
by darknexus on Thu 31st May 2012 16:33 UTC
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People who want tablets with walled gardens are already using iOS, and app developers are already coding for it. There's little sense in making an iOS clone with a different UI which, while completely different and arguably superior under the hood, is how Windows 8 is going to be perceived by anyone with more than a single functioning brain cell. Metro is reactionary. It's a Microsoft "me too" statement without much forethought put into it.

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