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[2]: Forcing Myself
by Dave_K on Thu 31st May 2012 20:48 UTC in reply to "RE: Forcing Myself"
Dave_K
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2005-11-16

I think Metro's Start Screen makes a pretty nifty Start Menu replacement. What worries me about Metro is that Microsoft clearly intend it to be much more than a fancy app launcher and optional tablet interface.

For now it'll be easy to ignore Metro apps, but that won't necessarily be true in a few years time. Even if major productivity applications stick with the traditional desktop, I can see things like small utilities, media players and document viewers moving to Metro.

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RE[3]: Forcing Myself
by Tuishimi on Thu 31st May 2012 22:13 in reply to "RE[2]: Forcing Myself"
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2005-07-06

Yes, that is how I am looking at it right now. They want something that will be useful to different device types with varying degrees of power/complexity. I wish I KNEW what they were REALLY planning for the future, but I have to hope, and I know we've all seen MS fail before... but I have to hope they have an inclusive plan that will meet current computing needs for all types of users as well as future device needs.

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