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[3]: Interesting..
by Gone fishing on Thu 31st May 2012 21:07 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Interesting.."
Gone fishing
Member since:
2006-02-22

The only way I could see Unity, GNOME Shell and Metro not harming your productivity is if you're not very productive with a computer to begin with.


If your productive computer user you'll be productive with any system.

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RE[4]: Interesting..
by WereCatf on Thu 31st May 2012 23:13 in reply to "RE[3]: Interesting.."
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

If your productive computer user you'll be productive with any system.


That's just naive.

Besides, even if you were productive with any system whatsoever it wouldn't mean you're equally productive; you'll always be more productive on a system that suits you than on a system that doesn't.

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RE[5]: Interesting..
by Gone fishing on Fri 1st Jun 2012 05:36 in reply to "RE[4]: Interesting.."
Gone fishing Member since:
2006-02-22

[That's just naive.


I don't believe it is, I've seen people produce great work on many different OSes. The ability to be productive is more dependent on the users ability to solve problems and put in the effort.

I'm not saying the OS is unimportant but other things are more important, I did an lot of work on Vista and that was awful.

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RE[5]: Interesting..
by moondevil on Sun 3rd Jun 2012 10:44 in reply to "RE[4]: Interesting.."
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

"If your productive computer user you'll be productive with any system.


That's just naive.
"

I would say, if the proper tools are available then this is true.

Problem is, not all the time are such tools available.

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RE[4]: Interesting..
by redshift on Fri 1st Jun 2012 04:21 in reply to "RE[3]: Interesting.."
redshift Member since:
2006-05-06

"The only way I could see Unity, GNOME Shell and Metro not harming your productivity is if you're not very productive with a computer to begin with.


If your productive computer user you'll be productive with any system.
"

Lets see you saw something with a hammer. And snap to it you unproductive douche, I don't have all day.

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