Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 31st May 2012 12:24 UTC
Windows "Microsoft has been furiously ripping out legacy code in Windows 8 that would have enabled third parties to bring back the Start button, Start Menu, and other software bits that could have made this new OS look and work like its predecessor. In fact, I've seen that several well-known UI hacks that worked fine with the Windows 8 Consumer Preview are no longer functional in the coming Release Preview. And those with hopes that Microsoft would allow businesses, at least, to boot directly to the desktop should prepare for disappointment. That feature not only isn't happening, it's being removed from Windows Server 12 (Windows 8's stable mate) as well." When you buy a new machine later this year, you will use Metro, an environment wholly inferior, incomplete, and not at all ready to replace the traditional desktop in any way, shape, or form. Whether you like it or not.
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RE: Forcing Myself
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 31st May 2012 13:20 UTC in reply to "Forcing Myself"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

Being in the IT world its something im going to force myself to use, i have a laptop ready, im going to bung on the Release Preview and use it for a month to see the in's and outs. I don't expect to come out the other end smiling but im not going to be rigid about it either as i want to get an understanding and a proper personal opinion of it.


Ditto. I actually really like Metro - just not when I have to do real work (80% of my computer time). That is all.

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RE[2]: Forcing Myself
by ebasconp on Thu 31st May 2012 15:35 in reply to "RE: Forcing Myself"
ebasconp Member since:
2006-05-09

Agreed, I like the Metro interface and I find all technology MS is implementing behind the scenes to support it just fascinating, but sadly, Windows 8 turns your computer into a glorified iPad.

Dunno if win8 will be accepted or not by the community, but my guess is that people will move their eyes to more mature technologies (Mountain Lion comes to my mind: They also are merging their tablet technology with their desktop OS, but the resulting OS seems to be more mature and "pro").

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