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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RE[4]: Optimism
by ze_jerkface on Wed 11th Jul 2012 02:49 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Optimism"
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This I disagree with Canonical does seem to have a vision and a plan, whether it work I don't know, but I hope so. This would be good for not only Canonical but Linux and Open-source.

Sinfosky and Shuttleworth are birds of a feather. Both are Steve Jobs wannabes who chase trends and don't look at hard numbers.

Remember how Ubuntu thought netbooks would take over? Remember how Linux users would 'get used to' unity but yet Linux mint instead took #1?

Canonical has a plan but it changes every year based on the latest zdnet tech trend.

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