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 Anonymous Penguin on Wed 7th Mar 2012 17:36 UTC in reply to "RE: Metro"
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Member since:
2005-07-06

Thom, I don't know why Linux is that horrible.
KDE 4 and GNOME 3, plus severe shortage of good apps, I know.
Personally, being the admin of one of the largest Mac forums out there. it is only normal that I prefer OS X.
But in the past (that is now several years ago) I'd often prefer Linux to Windows.
The Linux golden age has already come and gone, alas.

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RE[3]: Metro
by WereCatf on Wed 7th Mar 2012 17:48 in reply to "RE[2]: Metro"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Thom, I don't know why Linux is that horrible.


While I'm not Thom -- obviously -- I do have to agree with him. I used Linux for almost ten years on the desktop and I still use it as a server OS, but eventually I dropped it and went full-time with Win7. Why? Because there's always something that breaks without any good reason, always this or that feature missing, things are often even more inconsistent than they are on Windows(!), and very, very often there are issues with hardware not being supported at all, or atleast some major feature not being supported.

Oh, and it sucks for gaming.

As a server OS it is exceedingly good, though, and I do wish I could use it also as my desktop. But I simply do not want that headache anymore.

OT: I doubt I'll be using Win8 either. I do not like Metro and I especially do not like that I cannot freely move and resize windows how I like. Undoubtedly more and more software will automatically start using Metro if running on Win8 and as such the afore-mentioned feature will be stripped away from me. But alas, we do not have Win8 Final yet, it remains to be seen if Microsoft will amend some of my primary issues or not.

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RE[4]: Metro
by Anonymous Penguin on Wed 7th Mar 2012 18:25 in reply to "RE[3]: Metro"
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2005-07-06

In any case, if so many people still use XP after 10 years, I don't see why the ones who use Windows 7 now can't keep using it for several years.
As to me, it is OS X 90% (or more) of the time.
People like and want OS X, but many can't afford a Mac.

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