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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Wish them to fail
by pashar on Tue 10th Jul 2012 11:09 UTC
pashar
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2006-07-12

That's where I wish they fail miserably. Not because I hate MS, but because I hate this "post PC" stuff. I prefer to actually own my computer, and not be restricted with what I can do with it.

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RE: Wish them to fail
by ze_jerkface on Wed 11th Jul 2012 02:52 in reply to "Wish them to fail"
ze_jerkface Member since:
2012-06-22

You will get what you want then.

Windows 8 will be like Ubuntu/Unity. Ignoring the polls and chasing iPad owners will just result in a fail of the ages.

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