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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Why the Improvements to Explorer then?
by garf on Fri 1st Jun 2012 02:04 UTC
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Hope no one else mentioned this, but why, if they are trying so hard to get rid of the "Desktop" did they spend time improving (or just changing in some peoples mind) explorer at all?

I can think of two examples... 1 They gave Directory Windows the ribbon interface (I actually like the ribbon), another was they improved the interface for when you copy files from one folder to another... They essentially made 1 form to work across multiple cut/copies, and gave us a nice little graph to go with it...

These features I would love to have in Win7, but why if the desktop is legacy, did they bother to make these changes at all?

There was a whole video about these things that they were doing to improve Explorer in Windows 8...

I wonder if there will be a way toget these features working in Win7....

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