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: Mac OS X's Classic mode
by modmans2ndcoming on Wed 7th Mar 2012 01:42 UTC in reply to "Mac OS X's Classic mode"
modmans2ndcoming
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2005-11-09

And the reason for that was Apple implemented it in such a way as to provide an incentive for development and/or porting to OS X APIs.

MS is doing something similar. All the bitching about the desktop not being integrated well is to push users to demand a better windows 8 experience from their applications and to push developers to use the new WinRT system APIs.

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RE[2]: Mac OS X's Classic mode
by orestes on Wed 7th Mar 2012 02:03 in reply to "RE: Mac OS X's Classic mode"
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2005-07-06

Just like UAC made the users demand developers stop making software that asked for admin privileges? That was the theory behind it's creation you know.

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