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[2]: Post PC era? Really?!?
by zima on Mon 16th Jul 2012 23:24 UTC in reply to "RE: Post PC era? Really?!?"
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I can assure you that when the B.S. stops, and people want to get work done, they all return to their Dell workstations, fire-up Solid Works, Unigraphics, Altium, In-Design and a plethora of other "serious" PC applications that could never hope to be ported to the mobile style platforms.
Why not focus on continuing making *this* experience the best?

Especially various ~CAD stuff could be great on large touchscreen (going "back" to the concept of drawing boards - we lost some good things when they were largely abandoned - and building upon them in ways which ~desktop OS cannot), making the experience *much better*. You really don't see that?

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