Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Oct 2012 15:47 UTC
Windows Casey Muratori dissects the consequences of Windows 8's closed distribution model. "But how realistic is the assumption that the Windows desktop will still be a usable computing platform in the future? And what would be the consequences were it to disappear, leaving Windows users with only the closed software ecosystem introduced in Windows 8? To answer these questions, this volume of Critical Detail examines the immediate and future effects of Microsoft's current certification requirements, explores in depth what history predicts for the lifespan of the classic Windows desktop, and takes a pragmatic look at whether an open or closed ecosystem would be better for Microsoft as a company." The section that details how none - none - of this year's greatest games (or last year's fantastic Skyrim) and only one of this year's Emmy-nominated TV shows pass Microsoft's rules sent chills down my spine.
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RE[4]: Comment by ilovebeer
by ilovebeer on Thu 18th Oct 2012 16:01 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by ilovebeer"
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"I didn't reference the article specifically as my comment was intended to be taken in general. Some people seem to think the Windows desktop could and will vanish at any point."

Your post had no context, if not the author of the article, then who are you talking about? I don't think anybody here said the desktop would get dropped any time "soon".

I said very clearly "my comment was intended to be taken in general". By doing so I am giving you the context. Also, this is not a new discussion.. It's been said many times over in many threads by various individuals that the Windows desktop is being killed, dropped, or is already dead. Let's not pretend this is the first you're hearing it... Do you honestly have no clue how that relates? ...................

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