Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 6th Mar 2012 23:27 UTC
Windows As you may have seen, David's been taking care of OSNews for a few days because I'm quite busy with work. Still, there's one thing I'd like to talk about: the desktop mode in Windows 8. I wish I could've added this to the first impressions article, but I only arrived at this conclusion yesterday: desktop mode in Windows 8 is Microsoft's equivalent of Mac OS X's Classic mode.
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RE[2]: Metro
by orestes on Wed 7th Mar 2012 01:02 UTC in reply to "RE: Metro"
orestes
Member since:
2005-07-06

People are sheep who go with whatever's installed on their drive when they buy their computer. Always have been, always will be. If a Linux distro were to get the marketing right it could very well gain momentum.

Not that I lament their not moving en masse to some form of Linux one bit.

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RE[3]: Metro
by tomcat on Wed 7th Mar 2012 02:37 in reply to "RE[2]: Metro"
tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

People are sheep who go with whatever's installed on their drive when they buy their computer. Always have been, always will be. If a Linux distro were to get the marketing right it could very well gain momentum.

Not that I lament their not moving en masse to some form of Linux one bit.


The market has spoken. Move on already.

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RE[4]: Metro
by orestes on Wed 7th Mar 2012 04:40 in reply to "RE[3]: Metro"
orestes Member since:
2005-07-06

You miss the part where I don't give a rats ass what "the market" uses. People switching to a variant of Linux or not ranks somewhere between what Kobe Bryant ate for breakfast and Rush Limbaugh's opinion on... well anything really on the don't-care-0-meter. That's because it has *zero* effect on me whatsoever.

What is interesting is why people go out of their way to defend the status quo.

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RE[4]: Metro
by Nth_Man on Wed 7th Mar 2012 22:22 in reply to "RE[3]: Metro"
Nth_Man Member since:
2010-05-16

The market has spoken.

Sometimes people talk about the market like if it was a person.

For example, millions of dollars are spent in marketing to make people buy a product and not the other.

Yes, a company, instead of spending their money to make a better product, they spend it in marketing, and they sell more products then. :-(

Later they say that if the product sells more, it must be because it's better. McDonald's sells more food than some restaurants that you know, but that doesn't mean that they are the best and that "The market has spoken. Move on" :-(

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v RE[3]: Metro
by Luminair on Wed 7th Mar 2012 03:22 in reply to "RE[2]: Metro"
RE[3]: Metro
by ViktorRabe on Thu 8th Mar 2012 12:26 in reply to "RE[2]: Metro"
ViktorRabe Member since:
2011-12-30

People are sheep who go with whatever's installed on their drive when they buy their computer. Always have been, always will be. If a Linux distro were to get the marketing right it could very well gain momentum.


Wait for it ....

Not that I lament their not moving en masse to some form of Linux one bit.


Jackpot!

"Hey, I'd really like to see Linux make it big, if they just could get the marketing right. But the invasion of Noobs is on the other hand a frightening image. I stay with my carefully cultivated exclusivity, thank you very much. We don't need a frakkin' mass market!"

Schizophrenia at its best.

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