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Summary: Microsoft
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Pfffttt

[spoiler]That is all I have to say about this article[/spoiler]
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I guess 2012 will be the year of Linux on the consumer desktop.

Just like the last 14 years.
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Windows 8 is already DOA in my mind.
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Make or break for Microsoft with Windows 8! If this doesn't give them a foothold in mobile computing of todays standards then they may as well give up the chase.

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This time around Linux will prevail and conquer the Desktop spaces! Oh wait...

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Did you all not read the article. He clearly states a Windows 8 failure, could actually hurt linux.


[quote][color=#282828]Yes, really. Besides, it
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Metro is here to stay. Period.
You guys can argue all you want.
But its here to stay
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[quote name='firey' timestamp='1328631730' post='594637760']
He has very valid points, I agree with them. Metro ISN'T here to stay, it's a bold move for something that in 10 years will be non-existant. I don't see Windows 8 even coming close to the Windows 7 success. I see Windows 8 being like Windows Vista, not very popular, easily out shined, and nothing more than a gimmick
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Would love to see you eat the dirt if it's nothing like you claim it'll be. :)
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I was kind of indifferent on Windows 8 ... Now I hope it's successful just shut up freaken morons who don't have clue what windows 8 really is.
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To be fair I shouldn't really bother refuting this as it seems like a troll article, but a few little points.

1) Service Packs are for servicing, not adding new features. All those things he mention are new features, and features cost time and money! There's also little things like, oh, say, built in Anti-Virus, super quick booting, rewritten networking stacks, a reduction in base memory usage by about 100MB +, etc. There's plenty of desktop improvements going on here. That's like saying, what's the point in 7 over Vista? All it did was a nice coat of paint and a little memory reduction :p

3) Being developed, duh. Also, every single Windows 7 application out there.

4) WinRT & XAML is extremely close to Silverlight, which is turn shares a lot with WPF. C++ & DirectX are still C++ & DirectX, and WinRT basically encompasses large parts of .NET And all those skills they have? They can use them to still develop traditional desktop applications. This is one of the MOST annoying assumptions about Windows 8 - that every application for now on has to be made in Metro. They don't @___@
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I feel it will be a resounding success. Everyone I've showed the DP to has been quite pleased with it and it's not even feature-complete. :/
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oh look another stupid metro hate article :shifty:
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[quote name='Melfster' timestamp='1328632089' post='594637780']
I was kind of indifferent on Windows 8 ... Now I hope it's successful just shut up freaken morons who don't have clue what windows 8 really is.
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^ Don't need to know anything -- we don't need Windows 8.

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[quote name='~Johnny' timestamp='1328632197' post='594637790']
To be fair I shouldn't really bother refuting this as it seems like a troll article, but a few little points.

1) Service Packs are for servicing, not adding new features. All those thins he mention are new features, features cost time and money eh :p

3) Being developed, duh. Also, every single Windows 7 application out there :p

4) WinRT & XAML is extremely close to Silverlight, which is turn shares a lot with WPF. C++ & DirectX are still C++ & DirectX, and WinRT basically encompasses large parts of .NET. :p. And all those skills they have? They can use them to still develop traditional desktop applications.

This is one of the MOST annoying assumptions about Windows 8 - that every application for now on has to be made in Metro. They don't @___@
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What would you expect from someone running OSS blog? Candy? :rolleyes:

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[quote name='Muhammad Farrukh' timestamp='1328631898' post='594637766']
Metro is here to stay. Period.
You guys can argue all you want.
But its here to stay
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[quote name='Hum' timestamp='1328632288' post='594637796']
^ Don't need to know anything -- we don't need Windows 8.
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YOU don't need Windows 8, don't force your need onto others :)
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you are wrong.

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[quote name='Muhammad Farrukh' timestamp='1328631898' post='594637766'] Metro is here to stay. Period. You guys can argue all you want. But its here to stay [/quote]

I disagree - I say Metro UI is the new Ultimate Extras.
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[quote name='Detection' timestamp='1328632621' post='594637814']
I disagree - I say Metro UI is the new Ultimate Extras.
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Agreed. If enough people show their disapproval for Metro, it will evaporate in the next Windows installment.

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[quote name='Detection' timestamp='1328632621' post='594637814']
I disagree - I say Metro UI is the new Ultimate Extras.
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Ultimate Extras was a half baked idea they never finished nor concentrated on, designed for only for 1 of editions of Windows.
Metro is a fundamental concept in this upgrade that's part of every single edition of Windows, and already has had significant development resources put into, and something that Microsoft are actively pushing and encouraging developers to look at, and eventually they'll be doing the same for end users. It's quite unlike Ultimate Extras.
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Oh look, this a new record for Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols. This is the worst he has written.

A lot of points he make doesn't even make sense. Saying there is no improvement...other OS have had it for years...Interface is not for PC...we know nothing about Office's interface.

I find no relation, and he cant make sense even if his life depended on it.

He has been bashing Microsoft for years, and exaggerating and making lies about them. He doesn't get them, and think he's cool for hating on Microsoft.
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windows 8 is just pure poop - sod supporting it in a working buiness enviorment.

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I don't agree with alot of crap stated in the OP. More then likely I will use Win8 when it's released. But hopefully the Metro UI will be optional.
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