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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Desktop still there
by windywoo on Fri 1st Jun 2012 02:19 UTC
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Which applications are you using that you expect to move to a Metro only UI? Chrome and Firefox have Metro versions but won't be deserting the desktop. I can't imagine any development tools or web design tools moving to Metro only can you?

Metro is there for the eejits and the desktop can be used by power users.

What a bunch of bitter, small minded bastards post here.

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