Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th Jan 2013 23:40 UTC
Windows Pokki is a start menu replacement for Windows - and it has already been downloaded 1.5 million times for Windows 8. "Since the launch of Windows 8, we've seen over 1.5 million Pokki downloads on the new OS itself and users opening the Pokki Menu an average of 10 times a day. These early numbers demonstrate that users enjoy being able to instantly access and discover apps, straight from the desktop." And this is just one of the countless replacements. Microsoft should've never kept the traditional desktop in there - they've given users the ability to escape Metro, and this will only hurt the new environment.
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RE: metro is for dummies
by emarkp on Thu 17th Jan 2013 04:45 UTC in reply to "metro is for dummies"
emarkp
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2005-09-10

It's not that it's for dummies, it's that Win8 is to force users to get used to the phone UI. Desktops will decrease in market share as mobile devices are used for what they're good at (content consumption).

Desktops will continue to rule for content creation (which includes tools like CAD, etc.) but MS will see less and less revenue from those (us) people. It's entirely possible that we content creators will have to transition to Linux or use a server OS on our desktops.

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RE[2]: metro is for dummies
by unclefester on Thu 17th Jan 2013 07:46 in reply to "RE: metro is for dummies"
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Desktops will continue to rule for content creation (which includes tools like CAD, etc.) but MS will see less and less revenue from those (us) people. It's entirely possible that we content creators will have to transition to Linux or use a server OS on our desktops.


They will probably call it Windows for Workstations and charge $100 per CPU (core) annual licence fee.

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RE[3]: metro is for dummies
by drcoldfoot on Thu 17th Jan 2013 18:54 in reply to "RE[2]: metro is for dummies"
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2006-08-25

Yep, all they'll have to do is unmothball the Windows (NT) Workstation trademark.

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RE[2]: metro is for dummies
by nej_simon on Thu 17th Jan 2013 10:00 in reply to "RE: metro is for dummies"
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... or use a server OS on our desktops.


Actually Windows server 2012 has the metro interface too.

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RE[2]: metro is for dummies
by zima on Tue 22nd Jan 2013 18:00 in reply to "RE: metro is for dummies"
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2005-07-06

Desktops will continue to rule for content creation (which includes tools like CAD, etc.)

OTOH I can see some change also there, perhaps: touch UI could be awesome for "tools like CAD, etc." - a computerised drafting table, in a way.

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