Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 1st Aug 2012 16:11 UTC
Windows Microsoft has just announced that Windows 8 has gone gold - or, in Redmond parlance, RTM. "Today, I am excited to announce that Windows 8 has been released to manufacturing (RTM)! This means we've completed the product development and testing of the product and have started handing off the final code to our OEM partners. They can now begin preparing new Windows 8 PCs and devices they'll introduce starting with General Availability." Anybody got a spare MSDN account?
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RE[5]: Ha!
by ze_jerkface on Thu 2nd Aug 2012 14:05 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Ha!"
ze_jerkface
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2012-06-22

Here's why you are wrong:

People are not as average as you think. I'm always surprised by how many people have that one Win32 application for work or home.

Also, the following will not go to Metro anytime soon:
Office
iTunes
Photoshop
Warcraft

By anytime soon I mean years. Those are huge applications that cannot be ported overnight.

So it's unrealistic to expect most people to stay in Metro.

Then on top of it multitasking in Metro sucks and the fonts are crap because it is designed around ultra high dpi monitors.

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