Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 19th Apr 2013 09:31 UTC
Windows "Many PC OEMs are dissatisfied with what Microsoft has done with Windows 8 and the way the company has handled the negative response to the operating system. Privately, one OEM source told me that Microsoft is 'destroying' the PC industry, while another claimed that Windows 8 has 'handed over millions of customers to Apple'. Other OEMs are making their displeasure known publicly. Both Lenovo and Samsung have released Start button replacements for Windows 8." Windows Phone isn't the only thing not catching on. I'm really happy with my Surface RT - warts and all - but there's no denying the response to Windows 8 has been Vista-esque bad.
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RE: It will die
by WorknMan on Fri 19th Apr 2013 16:26 UTC in reply to "It will die"
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Been a long time using windows 8 and windows phone 8 on my Lumia. I have no idea why a minority of people (including Thom) still likes it. I got used to both interfaces by this time

I've gotten used to it on Win8, but can't say I care for it much. The only thing I like about it is the Facebook integration. When I get an IM on Facebook, a little window pops up on the top-right of my desktop, and I can ALT+TAB to respond. Same with the calendar. I don't use it for day-to-day stuff, but it pops up a reminder of birthdays and such.
I think Metro works well for these types of apps that should stay 'frozen' in the background most of the time. They just need to find a better way to integrate it.

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