Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Feb 2013 11:23 UTC
Windows And there we are - the Surface Pro reviews are in. Reading through them all, there's clearly a common theme, and it's not particularly positive. We're a few months in now, so I think we can finally call it: Windows 8 and Surface are the wrong way to go.
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by ephracis on Wed 6th Feb 2013 11:58 UTC
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I really hope Windows 8 flops big time so Microsoft will learn not to abandon the desktop. That way I can remain optimistic about Windows 9.

I completely agree with TFA: Use Windows Phone for phones/tablets and keep the old Windows ("Windows Desktop") as an OS with a single identity: desktop. Then by all means integrate those two along with the Xbox as much as you want and create great services to move data between them all. But keep the UX separated!

But the flop has to be really, really big for MS to abandon Metro on the old Windows. I fear they will just keep the desktop a few more versions but still consider it "legacy" and slowly move focus away from it.

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