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: Interesting..
by bassbeast on Sun 3rd Jun 2012 06:33 UTC in reply to "Interesting.."
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Doubtful as I'm betting most stick with 7, just as they stuck with XP over Vista. this will of course cause OEM sales to plummet so they will demand (and get) downgrade rights just as they did with Vista so everyone will buy a "Win 8" PC that is just Win 7 with a DVD you'll promptly toss.

This will let Ballmer try to save face by claiming that every sale is a "Win 8" sale but I don't know how much longer the investors is gonna put up with him. In my own back of the napkin figuring Ballmer has blown about 5 billion so far with NO return on investment, no matter how big MSFT is they can't just continue to bleed money like that.

But talking with my customers nobody is in any hurry to switch to Win 8, most finally got Win 7 rolled out and aren't likely to bother with Win 8 so I figure its another Vista fail. The UI is terrible, its timing is awful,businesses don't want it, and the consumers I've shown it too all hate it, yeah i figure its DOA.

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