This rumor deals with differences of opinion about the two user interfaces that will allegedly come with Windows 8.
As a reminder, Windows 8 will essentially support two kinds of applications.
- The classic Windows application, which will run in a desktop very similar to the Windows 7 desktop.
Our source says that there are conflicting opinions at Microsoft regarding the way forward here.
Some parties feel strongly that Windows 8 should be split into 2 separate operating systems with two separate development teams
. – and that there should be no integration between the two. This way there would be two separate interfaces for two separate products. This would essentially be an Apple approach – iOS for the mobile devices and OSX for Desktops/Laptops.
Another group thinks that Windows 8 should be one ultra flexible OS that allows the user to switch between interfaces
. The argument (which seems to be winning) is that Windows 8 needs to do something different and that the critics, markets and developers will be happy with maximum flexibility.
There apparently is also a debate about whether all versions of Windows 8 will allow dual interfaces or whether the desktop interface will be the predominant version and more expensive versions of Windows 8 (Ultimate/Enterprise etc) will allow for both. This is a RUMOR – We cannot validate the truth of the story.