Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 18th May 2012 21:54 UTC
Windows A long - very long - blog post justifying all the ideas and choices behind Windows 8. We've all been here before, but it's nice to have it all summed up once again for easy reference in case we hit another yes/no debate on Windows 8 and keyboard and mouse. Anywho, the most interesting bit is that Microsoft has updated the theme of the traditional desktop, flattening it to achieve a very nice look.
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RE: If you have to force it....
by tidux on Sat 19th May 2012 18:06 UTC in reply to "If you have to force it...."
tidux
Member since:
2011-08-13

Come to Linux. We let you pick your window manager. The GUI really is just another userspace application.

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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Come to Linux. We let you pick your window manager. The GUI really is just another userspace application.


Unfortunately many of the issues with Linux aren't related to WM.

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Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

WereCatf,

"Unfortunately many of the issues with Linux aren't related to WM."

I'm usually a linux proponent, but sometimes we're so defensive that we don't accept any criticism whatsoever even to admit a platform has issues, I undid 1 downvote on your post for that reason. In my opinion it's important to get our issues fixed, but to do that we cannot deny their existence, it's counterproductive to deny problems.

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tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

Clue train: You can replace the Windows shell, as well. So what.

Edited 2012-05-19 23:14 UTC

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MollyC Member since:
2006-07-04

ngcmac's concern isn't about a "window manager" or being able to choose one (which Windows has allowed forever anyway), after all, the Windows 7 desktop is still in Windows 8. His/her complaint appears to be about the StartMenu. But there are already available 3rd-party StartMenus for Windows 8, which one can install as easily as choosing a "window manager" for Linux.

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