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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by siki_miki on Thu 31st May 2012 18:00 UTC
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The rationale is to try to force Metro on users to gain some share in mobile and tablet. So kinda you can turn it off, but I bet this bugger will be sneaking behind reminding users to switch. Once you switch, you are more likely to buy a Windows Phone, since you are accustomed to the interface.

Or so goes the theory, but MS doesn't understand the reality well enough. People aren't going to switch from a mature and fairly usable UI of Windows, to a toy OS phone GUI snapped onto their monitor's screen.

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