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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RE: Comment by ephracis
by ilovebeer on Wed 6th Feb 2013 18:37 UTC in reply to "Comment by ephracis"
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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'm optimistic for Windows 9 because no matter how I look at it, I just can't see Windows 8 being that successful. I don't claim to have a crystal ball but I don't believe Windows 8 is going to be successful enough to keep it moving forward. I do believe MS will be doing some backtracking.

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.

The first mistake is thinking tablets or smartphones are a replacement for desktops. They are not and never will be. The second mistake is thinking desktops are legacy. They are not. If the desktop vanished tomorrow, it would be crippling. There is no shortage of tasks that only make sense and can only be done efficiently using desktops. For that reason alone I have no fear desktops are going to disappear any time soon.

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