Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Jul 2012 21:44 UTC
Windows Jeff Atwood: "In the post PC era, Microsoft is betting the company on Windows 8, desperately trying to serve two masters with one operating system. The traditional mouse and keyboard desktop is no longer the default; it is still there, but slightly hidden from view, as the realm of computer nuts, power users, and geeks. For everyone else, the Metro UI puts an all new, highly visual touch and tablet friendly face on the old beige Wintel box. Will Microsoft succeed? I'm not sure yet. But based on what I've seen so far of Windows 8, its pricing, and the new Surface hardware - I'm cautiously optimistic." So am I. However, a lot - and I mean a lot as in 'everything' - will depend on the quality of the Metro applications. So far, the quality has been utterly abysmal, both for first and third party ones. Microsoft is promising Metro application goodness for RTM, but I'll believe it when I see it.
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by andih on Tue 10th Jul 2012 00:03 UTC
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Thom, optimistic that it will survive?

you realize that microsoft is just doing a lot of harm right? tech world would be much better off with MS as a small unimportant player, right?

The bigger share thats open source, the better for the users ;)

I hope MS die, or at least suffer huge damages, and that linux and open/freeBSD takes over most of the market.

Well thats just dreaming I guess,..

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