Dot Matrix, on 09 May 2012 - 14:39, said:
Metro isn't just touchscreen. And I guarantee you in 20 years, we won't be using mice anymore.
I don't think so. Touch and even Kinect technologies won't replace the mouse anytime soon. But hey, in 20 years, maybe we'll have another way to interact with the PC, one that anyone hasn't even imagined yet, so who knows.
Melfster, on 09 May 2012 - 15:44, said:
If your using Windows 7 your just using Vista with minor modifications.
For example, I wouldn't say that the taskbar change from Vista to Windows 7 is minor. There are many improvements, and new details and changes all over the place, all of which you can't fit in a Service Pack.
Which brings me to my original post. Windows 8 has even more improvements and changes than the jump from Windows Vista to 7, but when you take Metro out of the equation, then the improvements aren't really that many, you can fit them in a Service Pack.
Without Metro, the difference from Windows 7 to 8 just isn't as significant as the difference from Vista to 7, which is my original argument. Metro is already deeply integrated in Windows 8, make that optional or take that out, and you have changes similar to a Service Pack. That's why taking Metro out of Windows 8 as we have it today is irrational.