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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It will be interesting
by Tuishimi on Wed 7th Mar 2012 20:57 UTC
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...to see how this evolves over the next 6 months. I am certain there will be tweaks and changes based on consumer feedback.

I installed the Start 8 app from Stardock so I could have a start-menu-like interface instead of the full screen. But I flip it back and forth (there is a toggle so you can revert to full-screen mode easily) and I think I am slowly coming to the conclusion that this isn't too disconcerting.

I actually find that I miss the visual cues of the live tiles, despite the fact I run Trillian and can get all the same updates on my desktop - just in a different format.

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