First, because I can't resist, let me just say "I told you so!"
I'd said all along that Windows 8's Metro interface was downright awful for desktop users
. I was right. Windows 8 saw PC sales plummet to their worst level in a generation
. Under new leadership, Microsoft has finally bought a clue and is retrofitting Windows 8.x's Metro/Modern desktop
with a much more keyboard- and mouse-friendly Windows, Icon, Menu, and Pointer (WIMP) interface.
I can only ask, "What took you so long Microsoft?" Popular programs, such as Stardock's Start8, showed that Windows power users craved their Start Menu
. Besides, Windows 8.x's abysmal usage numbers
were even worse than Microsoft's previous all-time operating system flop, Vista. It doesn't take the next coming of GE CEO genius Jack Welch to realize when a core product has failed.