Linked by snydeq on Tue 4th Jun 2013 01:46 UTC
Windows First looks at Windows 'Blue' have revealed an upgrade composed of cosmetic fixes, suggesting that Microsoft may be blowing its chance to turn the tide on Windows 8 blow back, and make good on its promise to truly 'rethink' Windows 8 with the release of Windows Blue. As a result, InfoWorld has issued an open letter to Microsoft to consider Windows 'Red' -- what InfoWorld is calling a 'serious plan' to fix the flaws of Windows 8, one that could rescue Microsoft's currently flagging promise to deliver a modern computing experience on both PCs and tablets.
Permalink for comment 563546
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Microsoft won't listen
by cmost on Tue 4th Jun 2013 02:48 UTC
Member since:

Many of InfoWorld's solutions are common sense. Personally I don't understand why it didn't occur to Microsoft design Windows 8 in the first place to work differently on traditional desktops/laptops while activating its touch centric features on tablets and touch-capable netbooks. Honestly, how hard is it to detect whether touch is available or not and then install an appropriate desktop and feature-set accordingly. While Windows 8 has its fans, most people I know definitely don't like it. In fact, on every machine on which I install Windows 8, I also install and configure the free tool Classic Shell to restore the start button and offer to bypass Metro. These two steps has made Windows 8 usable again. I agree that the changes in 8.1 (Blue) will help, they don't go far enough in cleaning up the colossal mess that Windows 8 has become.

Reply Score: 11