Metro makes no sense on a desktop or laptop. Annoying and clumsy.
Who is the brain that came up with having a freaking menu called Charms?
This release will be like Vista and businesses will pass.
This will be worse than vista i predict. Vista actually wasnt all that bad once driver compatibility came along.
Metro would be decent on a tablet, but trying to force everyone into that on desktop\laptop is a very poor idea. The real reason MS wants this? They want programs\apps to go into their app store so they get a piece of the pie on every app purchased.
Vista was fine....
7 is amazing
At home, Ubuntu is really close to being and everyday OS for me. It still has some glitches with some of my hardware, but maybe one day that will be taken care of. I'd love to ditch Windows.
Dvorak is overly dramatic about everything.
There is no way they did the major redesign of XP when Vista came out with plans to abandon that new platform 14 months later by introducing Windows 7.
They are the same, with different names, since Vista was stigmatized.
3.0, 3.1 (maybe it was 3.21)
anyone else see an obvious pattern?
Vista was a huge overhaul of the entire system that Windows XP ran on, which was built upon similar stuff that Windows 2000 ran on. Similar to Windows 98 not being an entire overhaul of Windows 95.
Plus, alarson is right. Although there were certain things in Vista that Microsoft could have done a LOT better, hardware drivers were a disaster, seemingly because manufacturers got complacent with XP. So at launch, not only were there other marketing things going on which did hurt Vista, there were the driver problems and people not realizing that Vista was MUCH more resource intensive than XP. So businesses skipped, and by the time Vista was stable enough to consider deploying, Windows 7 was being talked about and rushed out the door. Which, Windows 7 could be pushed out early because all of the initial overhaul work had been done in Vista.
Now back to the topic at hand.. I think the Metro interface is interesting, and I believe it may be the absolutely perfect tablet interface. However, using it on the desktop... eh... we'll see. I like the idea of seeing something different on a desktop, as things haven't looked all that different in the Windows world for quite a while, but I don't know how well it'll go.
Windows 8: What happens next? | Microsoft - CNET NewsQuote:
Among the coming tweaks is the removal of the current Windows Aero interface, as Microsoft officials acknowledged in a blog post (buried toward the bottom) earlier this month. Another is an expected under-the-hood code change that will prevent users from adding third-party-developed Start Buttons or altering their systems to boot directly to the Desktop, avoiding the Metro Start Screen.
But there IS a way to boot directly to the traditional Desktop UI, with the 'start' button and everything: don't use Windows 8.