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Posted 13 November 2012 - 02:35
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 02:55
Well she did a great job with Office. Office 2013 is superb. Let's face it, even with the annoying compromises in Windows 8, there's NO WAY windows could exist on phones and tablets with the Explorer UI/UX. Just not possible, that's why it failed on tablets.
Transitioning from the Explorer UI/UX to Metro/Modern is no easy task. I think after the initial shock wears off, people will realize what a task it was, and they did a pretty good job. As long as they keep updating apps and OS, it will be fine. For tablets it's great, it's when you transition back and forth that it's irritating and they really should unify Search. I mean really. They can't leave search the way it is.
Posted 13 November 2012 - 02:57
He threatened to quit if he didn't get the nod [to be named Ballmer's successor as CEO]. Ballmer, who has previously indicated he plans to keep running Microsoft until he retires in 2017 or 2018, called his bluff
Posted 13 November 2012 - 02:58
This comment of his on one of his Facebook posts indicates you might be wrong about that: "This is my first quad hd. I am really liking it especially because the Windows 8 experience scales so well... the apps like Bing look amazing and make it so easy to immerse yourself in the news." But maybe he was just saying that because he worked at the company at that point Maybe we'll find out, when we see what Sinofsky does next. I would love it if he started working at Apple, but I doubt that would happen.
I don't think Sinofsky liked the way Windows 8 turned out. I don't think he likes the design at all.
Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:00
Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:05
hopefully it contains less metro, and more desktop, but have to wait and see.
Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:06
But when desktops and mobile devices are merging, you can't have that. Metro will be carrying the hardware forward from this point on. The desktop is just becoming to archaic to use and develop for, when you have new technologies that can't play with it.
Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:12
Windows 8 happened. Apparently Microsoft isn't anywhere near as suicidal as some of Neowin's most vocal Metro apologists would have us believe. Sinofsky blew it big time, and now he's gone.
I'm looking forward to what Windows 9 will be like. Hopefully a major course correction.
Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:12
But desktops and mobile devices don't HAVE to merge. Desktops are desktops, plain and simple. Mobile != Desktop, and it should never be. I'd take a desktop over any device (including a laptop (essentially they are the same)) any day.
Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:15
Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:16
But when you have devices that can fill both roles (transformers, laptops) you have a conundrum. You're also taking a look at touch AiO's and HTPCs where the desktop drags down the UX, and you're looking at a pretty significant chuck of the PC market that is asking for a change in the way Windows operates.
Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:18
But that doesn't mean it's right for everyone. As stated, give me a desktop over a laptop, tablet, etc any day. I want dual screens, with a solid CPU, and the strength of a Desktop GPU and Hardware. I don't want to trade that off for mobility that I don't need.
Just because some people use AiO and Touch PC's doesn't mean everyone, and doesn't mean that it has to be the focus.