Originally Posted by pioneerisloud
I could care less if Windows 8 is as fast and secure as Linux. If they keep forcing Metro down my throat, I will keep refusing to install it. That easy.
yep. it's weird too because they say they are doing it to make it usable on tablets and pcs. but the thing is, the most popular tablets use icon based interfaces.
i kind of think they just did this only indirectly for the sake of mobile. basically, by changing the os people use everyday on their pcs to something drastically different, they want to make what icon-based smartphone oses seem more alien to consumers. this reasoning might sound convoluted but it kind of makes sense given the circumstances. that way, they can basically leverage their desktop monopoly better.
the problem with this strategy is that mobile devices are so ubiquitous at this point, they are almost primary devices. they also risk pushing consumers to osx or linux (granted linux is unlikely). to top it all off, most business will stick with xp or 7 for a long time anyway, which means their users will continue to be more familiar with the older style