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: Heh
by bassbeast on Sun 3rd Jun 2012 07:10 UTC in reply to "Heh"
bassbeast
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That is simple friend, you see for the vast majority X86 has gone from "good enough" to "insanely overpowered' so there is no reason to replace an X86 desktop or lap until it dies, whereas ARM is having a mini MHz War and units get tossed as soon as the contract is up. that translates into more sales...if only someone wanted WinPhone.

For nearly a decade we saw MSFT turn smartphones into teeny tiny desktops, completely with itty bitty start buttons...it failed horribly. So now Ballmer has it in his head if he does it backwards, if he makes the Zune/WinPhone UI the desktop that he can 'force" the consumer to learn to like WinPhone...won't work. the desktop is a completely different animal than a cell phone, and trying to shoehorn a cell phone UI onto a desktop is just as big a fail as squeezing itty bitty desktops onto smart phones.

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