Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Jul 2012 21:44 UTC
Windows Jeff Atwood: "In the post PC era, Microsoft is betting the company on Windows 8, desperately trying to serve two masters with one operating system. The traditional mouse and keyboard desktop is no longer the default; it is still there, but slightly hidden from view, as the realm of computer nuts, power users, and geeks. For everyone else, the Metro UI puts an all new, highly visual touch and tablet friendly face on the old beige Wintel box. Will Microsoft succeed? I'm not sure yet. But based on what I've seen so far of Windows 8, its pricing, and the new Surface hardware - I'm cautiously optimistic." So am I. However, a lot - and I mean a lot as in 'everything' - will depend on the quality of the Metro applications. So far, the quality has been utterly abysmal, both for first and third party ones. Microsoft is promising Metro application goodness for RTM, but I'll believe it when I see it.
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RE: Comment by andih
by moondevil on Tue 10th Jul 2012 09:58 UTC in reply to "Comment by andih"
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Thom, optimistic that it will survive?

you realize that microsoft is just doing a lot of harm right? tech world would be much better off with MS as a small unimportant player, right?

The bigger share thats open source, the better for the users ;)

I hope MS die, or at least suffer huge damages, and that linux and open/freeBSD takes over most of the market.

Well thats just dreaming I guess,..

Then keep dreaming.

If Microsoft goes away, it will just get replaced by the next one. The same way as Microsoft took IBM's place, or IBM used to deal with DEC before.

There will all be companies like Microsoft. They just happen to be the current one that everyone loves to hate.

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