Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Apr 2012 07:41 UTC
Windows While I was fast asleep, Microsoft unveiled the SKUs for Windows 8 - and we're in for a surprise. Yes, after years and years of fully deserved mockery for releasing 343 versions of each Windows release, the company has seen the light and reduced everything to just four - of which only two, Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro, will be freely available in stores.
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RE[2]: I'm getting old
by WereCatf on Wed 18th Apr 2012 09:46 UTC in reply to "RE: I'm getting old"
WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

You know the desktop is still there, right? and that it works pretty much the same as in Windows 7, except for the missing start menu. If you don't, please do some research, maybe try out the Consumer Preview.


The issue as I see it is that eventually more and more applications will be ported over to the Metro-interface and will scrap the regular desktop-interface. Similarly, I fully expect some companies to be stupid enough to sport a desktop-interface for legacy Windows and force Metro-interface on when being run on Windows 8. The more of the applications you need to run use Metro-interface the more jarring the constant switching between Metro and no-Metro will become, severely reducing producitivity.

As for me, personally, I *could* use Windows 8 as it isn't missing any actual feature I need. But I don't want to use it I squarely use desktop-style applications, I have absolutely no use whatsoever for the new Start-menu, and I really hate the idea of everything being fullscreen on a 24" display.

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RE[3]: I'm getting old
by BluenoseJake on Wed 18th Apr 2012 20:48 in reply to "RE[2]: I'm getting old"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

I love the thought of having 2 monitors, metro on one, legacy on the other, with the best of both types of apps running on each one. Kind of a clean break between work (win 7 desktop) and play (metro)

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