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[3]: Optimism
by ze_jerkface on Wed 11th Jul 2012 02:46 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Optimism"
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As I've said before, I believe that Average Joe and his peers will possibly whine a little at first, but eventually they'll just settle in to Windows 8.

So you seem to think that they won't like it right away. Now there's a fucking great business strategy. Release an OS that the majority doesn't like and try to make everyone get used to it.

Why should we not assume that this will be another vista? Why???? I'm just not seeing the logic. The polls say NO THANK YOU. Why should we assume that average joe is going to like invisible buttons and two explorers? Oh and don't forget the TUTORIAL.

Windows, now with a tutorial and invisible buttons. And it now pisses off enterprise.

This is going to be studied by flopologists in the future.

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RE[4]: Optimism
by Nelson on Thu 12th Jul 2012 08:14 in reply to "RE[3]: Optimism"
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Vista sold 180million copies in its first year of GA. I hope it is another Vista.

Stupid revisionist history.

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RE[5]: Optimism
by zima on Mon 16th Jul 2012 23:30 in reply to "RE[4]: Optimism"
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Most funny-sad is how the adored & best ever Windows "let's use lucky 7 marketing trick" is basically just VistaSE ...I think even largely the same people really actively adore the former and loathe the latter.

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