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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Ooookay...
by Neolander on Sun 20th May 2012 19:12 UTC
Neolander
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2010-03-08

So, if I get it right, critics are idiots that will always complain about new things, users can get used to whatever gets thrown at their face if they really need to, and with Windows 8, Microsoft have actually moved their OS into a perfectly relevant direction that will prove to have been extremely insightful in the long run.

I guess this proves that even megacorporations are capable of quality trolling ;)

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RE: Ooookay...
by zima on Fri 25th May 2012 23:59 in reply to "Ooookay..."
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2005-07-06

with Windows 8, Microsoft have actually moved their OS into a perfectly relevant direction that will prove to have been extremely insightful in the long run

Perhaps I can see their point here... everybody wants to bring the next hot thing, and I can imagine "Metro 3.0" + the display tech of MS Surface 2.0 (should bring low prices, eventually: among the usual pixels, the panel has also microcams that detect objects; essentially the production methods of present mass-produced LCDs) as being just that, before this decade ends.
(and it would explain the apparent "forcing" of Metro now, to prepare the landscape)

It might be even awesome, we'll see.

Edited 2012-05-26 00:08 UTC

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