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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Nobody gets it!
by gregthecanuck on Thu 31st May 2012 22:28 UTC
gregthecanuck
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2006-05-30

Microsoft knows exactly where they are going.

For this first release they don't give a crap about the "business" users / heavy content creators. These are a small part of the overall market. Business users aren't early adopters anyway, in general.

As Apple has shown, there is a HUGE market for content-consuming low-creation users. i.e. the grandma's of the world.

Let Win8 get consumer acceptance first and then let it trickle into business as the product matures.

Same route as the iPhone/iPad has taken - in through the back door.

Edited 2012-05-31 22:30 UTC

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