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[5]: Forcing Myself
by Tuishimi on Thu 31st May 2012 17:35 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Forcing Myself"
Tuishimi
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2005-07-06

Ah! I get it now. Basically Metro, at this stage, is rather useless and desktop app integration is lacking.

Now I understand where you are coming from. I just wasn't clear on what you were concerned about.

Still... OS's are changing. I started out on VT-52's and VT-100's... then X-Windows, Motif, Mac OS, Windows v1... things have changed a LOT since then. Tho' in many ways nothing has changed.

When I was in college they still had punch card machines. ;)

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