Originally Posted by 47 Knucklehead
Let me ask you a question, and please think about it seriously before responding.
Given the amount of "dislike" that there is about Metro, and given that Microsoft doesn't live in a vacuum and surely knows that there are many tens of thousands, if not millions, of people who have already chimed in saying that they will not buy Windows 8 because of Metro, do YOU think that it is a good idea for them to NOT have a "Classic View" option and allow the end user to choose how they want to operate their computer?
The fact of the matter is, Microsoft is going to lose an untold amount of money by NOT having "Classic View" in Windows 8. I really haven't heard too many people say "You know, I used to hate the way that Windows 7 looked, and I wasn't going to buy Windows 8, but since they added Metro, I'm going to buy Windows 8 now."
Secondly, do you really think that not having a "Classic View" (but still have "Desktop" in Windows 8 for many things) will make Windows 8 that much faster and smaller? Or do you think that by NOT having "Classic View", Microsoft is trying to FORCE people into what they envision the future of ALL Microsoft products to look like?
Pretty sure that MS has done their research and weighed the options. Pretty sure the weight fell on the side of not including at 15+ year old menu style
Pretty sure that the future is moving towards touch-based and gesture-based devices (among those already available), regardless of whether or not the tech world believes the future to do with or without a mouse or a keyboard, and that those devices will be 'synced' with cloud-based (and deployed) infrastructure, development, and services.
Now, to further disperse your baseless claims lets assume that:
*MS is well aware of the licensing options that have only very recently turned over from XP deployed systems to Windows 7.
*MS is well aware of the 'niche' of people (including yourself in the extreme end) who don't care for the new interface.
*MS has better research options available to discern what will and won't move and in what direction, far better and far over reaching than your own research capabilities.
*MS doesn't give a rats rear about your opinion.
*MS will still make plenty of money in other licensing ventures, perhaps even more so with a bigger entrance into the OEM space with 'Surface' tablets, and still remains the industry leader in terms of OS space/market share.
You're on the edge man, grab a rope because you might fall over.