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[7]: Forcing Myself
by Tuishimi on Thu 31st May 2012 22:10 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Forcing Myself"
Tuishimi
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2005-07-06

Sure, I see. But we don't know everything MS will do in the future, yet. So I wouldn't worry about it TOO much until we are absolutely sure about how it will pan out. You're just going to age more quickly doing that. ;)

And if it turns out to be our worst nightmare... well, you WON'T be the only one to jump ship and something else will come along that will meet people's needs.

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