I think you got the idea."Microsoft should had just improved Windows 7 with the under the hood tweaks and kept the metro junk out."
I use immersive Weather, Daily Motion videos, SlapCast Podcasts, IHeart Radio, Background Wallpapers, Microsoft Photos, Grantophone, Pinball FX2, Music Maker Jam, Netflix, The Big Picture etc...
These immersive applications are better, IMO, than in a desktop window.
Not sure - maybe they are doing the flexible screen . If they can get to work - it may be worth waiting till it is right - then releasing something that is a much better point product than the others.
I don't know if the watch things are going to take off.
If they do - MS will be playing catch up again. MS just catch the tail end of the move to 7 inchers - as the others are already moving to smart phones and watches.
Perhaps MS could spend less time trying to surreptitiously push it's desktop user base into the clouds/subscriptions etc - and more time trying to keep up with the game.
WarningLet's keep this a friendly discussion shall we.
Just had to clean up half this thread because of unneeded comments.
I hate it to! I think im gonna stick with Windows 7 for while!
I'm interested in seeing how ModernMix works once it comes out of beta, which will address many of the issues with the MPI, but what concerns me is what Microsoft may do with Windows 8. I have to say that for the first time ever, I've lost some confidence in Microsoft allowing third party developers to do things in the desktop space, especially if their long-term goal is to get rid of the desktop (as we know it). This may all take some time, but with talk about subscription services, including for the OS, the inference that Microsoft wants to lock you into their eco-system is worrying.
That is indeed worrying. The fact that the desktop has been demoted to an 'application' Is not a good sign. I can easily imagine that all the applications that we run today (free or paid) will end up in the MS store and can be called with a tile. Then the desktop will really only be a folder.the inference that Microsoft wants to lock you into their eco-system is worrying.
It will take a few years before we get there, but the signs definitely point into that direction - and not only from MS, look at Google. Same thing.
Looks like it is coming.the inference that Microsoft wants to lock you into their eco-system is worrying.
The start screen is the advertising billboard used to suck the punters in.
As MS keep users more in metro - then it becomes more controlled by what you can d/l from the Store.
When the desktop is completetly gone, then everything is in MS control.
That's why I have no intention of going fully Windows 8 at the moment. I'll keep doing the updates and monitor where all this is headed, but if it's in a direction where I don't want to go, then I'll just delete Windows 8 and stick with Windows 7 until it finally succumbs. And in the meanwhile keep up to date with Linux.