Linked by snydeq on Mon 3rd Dec 2012 14:57 UTC
Windows Desktop users deserve a significant rethink of the Windows 8 gaffes and omissions for the next version of Windows, writes InfoWorld's Woody Leonhard, offering 10 must-have features for Windows 9. From a "Get out of hell" modal dialog to prevent unwanted jumping to Metro, to a Control Panel that actually controls the kinds of things you would want a Control Panel to control, it's 'due time we diehards speak out.' What's your feedback for the Windows dev team as it puts together its Windows 9 (or "Windows Blue"?) specs.
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by AnythingButVista on Wed 5th Dec 2012 14:08 UTC
AnythingButVista
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That InfoWorld article misses the point. Desktop is the PAST; "Metro" is the FUTURE. The problem with Windows 8 is that you keep getting tossed around between future and past without any present!

Microsoft should've held the Windows 8 release until they could make the new environment at least as powerful as the old "desktop" environment. Everything in Windows from Notepad and the Calculator to the Registry Editor should've been ported to the new environment with no loss in functionality. Instead, Microsoft put a half-baked new environment out there that's barely usable for checking the weather and updating your Twitter. They couldn't even port Office 2013 to the new environment because "Metro" isn't powerful enough to handle Office.

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