Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Feb 2013 11:23 UTC
Windows And there we are - the Surface Pro reviews are in. Reading through them all, there's clearly a common theme, and it's not particularly positive. We're a few months in now, so I think we can finally call it: Windows 8 and Surface are the wrong way to go.
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RE: Comment by ephracis
by miguelholandes on Fri 8th Feb 2013 14:11 UTC in reply to "Comment by ephracis"
miguelholandes
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2013-02-07

microsoft did not abandon the desktop with windows 8.... who gave you that idea? It is all still there...

that is exactly why windows 8 is nothing short of brilliant, two completely different operating sytems in one....

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RE[2]: Comment by ephracis
by _txf_ on Fri 8th Feb 2013 16:40 in reply to "RE: Comment by ephracis"
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2008-03-17

microsoft did not abandon the desktop with windows 8.... who gave you that idea? It is all still there...

The fact that one has to deal with the start screen indicates that the desktop is definitely playing second fiddle...

that is exactly why windows 8 is nothing short of brilliant, two completely different operating sytems in one....

Yeah, because two of anything is always better. Much like we consider multiple personality syndrome a plus...

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RE[2]: Comment by ephracis
by ephracis on Sat 9th Feb 2013 10:42 in reply to "RE: Comment by ephracis"
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2007-09-23

It is called "legacy" for a reason. It is there now, but it has been abandon in the sense that it will not receiving the attention and focus that it deserves. The desktop is being removed slowly.

As an analogy I could argue that DOS is still there in the form of the command line. But how much new features are brought to the command line versus the Windows GUI? Microsoft doesn't have an infinite number of personnel and can't focus on everything. It seems they are moving the desktop down the priority list very fast.

That's what gave me the idea that the desktop has been abandoned. Not removed, but abandoned.

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