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: the bells are tolling.
by Phloptical on Fri 1st Jun 2012 22:16 UTC in reply to "the bells are tolling."
Phloptical
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2006-10-10

Wow...so I get the desktop's sh*tty interface staring at me when I log into a server? Brilliant! Do I get the 8-bit Duplo color scheme too while I'm searching for Admin Tools for 15 minutes? Because.....you know, touch interfaces on a server desktop make soooo much sense. They're really going all-in on this pig, aren't they?

Whoever made the analogy of "being forced to use Metro for Windows, is akin to being forced into using Dashboard for the Mac" is absolutely right.

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