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Windows Blue: No Windows desktop mode!? No!


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[FONT=&quot]That will be the end of Microsoft… [/FONT]
 

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OMG! I cant believe this...? Is this Really True...?
 

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No one seriously believes this do they?

There is too much bespoke corporate software in use for this to ever happen and that's just for office purposes. Windows is used for a hell of a lot more than just office software. Imagine just one automotive manufacturer for example and how many different adhoc applications Windows is used as a platform for and you start to realise that Metro will never replace Windows desktop in a corporate environment. Just not gonna happen.

Unless of course they're planning to split Windows into consumer and business? Which is a rubbish idea.
 

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Unless of course they're planning to split Windows into consumer and business?
Not clear yet where they are going with that.

There may develop a much bigger division between consumer ( basically a big phone os ) and Server type editions.
 

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It's an article by Stephen J. Vaughn-Nichols, the "year of the desktop Linux" guy. It's a headline-grab for eyeball pulling, not a real story. Nothing to see here, really, except more of the same from zdnet.
 

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NO! I really dont believe.

:shock:
 

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Even Windows RT has a desktop and also look at how long MSFT has had to maintain backwards compatibility of old legacy software in Windows. Can't see them dropping the desktop, but I can see that they want to make the Modern UI the future.
 
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Yeah, right. That would seal their fate. It took like 10 years to go from 32 to 64 bit being the standard
 

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Oh my gosh, one would have to be pretty gullible to believe that....

No, they're not removing the Desktop. They can't, Blue is more of a move to provide a somewhat seamless transition off of it. There will be a PC Settings panel with more, PC settings. There is a rumored File Explorer app. IE 11 is improving on Downloads list and some other things. Apparently Microsoft is changing app snap to 50/50 although it should be more like an active adjust with the 50/50 snap. Once Office and the rest of the system apps get to be a good modern metro equivalent of the Desktop, that's basically that. Five to 10 years I give it for this to happen. The Desktop will probably remain in later versions in certain Pro editions of Windows to have the legacy UI. By then, a lot should be in the metro design and modern environment so that the average person won't need that legacy UI.

And let the paranoid freak out in 3....2.....1....
 

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:roflmao:
 

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Hmmmmm!, Well guess what boys and girls. . .it is still there. . .:thumbsup:
 

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If anything, the most on the Desktop will be UI touch ups that Microsoft didn't oddly do before RTM, as in removing Aero icons from the Desktop and replace them with metro styled ones such as in Office 2013 with the fluidness of the UI of 2013. This I want to see as Aero design on the Desktop and metro design on the Start Screen kind of does make a legacy/modern clash when it should be all around a modernly designed UI. Aero design is kind of gross from a design perspective....
 

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Honestly, the desktop is just about perfected, it would be counter-productive on Microsoft's side if they didn't work on the metro style.

I think Metro can turn into something great, If they know where to go with it and where to stop.

<cantfindthetildaonmykeyboard> Eve

EDIT: Found it... Stupid net books and their cramped keyboards :confused:

~Eve
 

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Oh my gosh, one would have to be pretty gullible to believe that....

No, they're not removing the Desktop. They can't, Blue is more of a move to provide a somewhat seamless transition off of it. There will be a PC Settings panel with more, PC settings. There is a rumored File Explorer app. IE 11 is improving on Downloads list and some other things. Apparently Microsoft is changing app snap to 50/50 although it should be more like an active adjust with the 50/50 snap. Once Office and the rest of the system apps get to be a good modern metro equivalent of the Desktop, that's basically that. Five to 10 years I give it for this to happen. The Desktop will probably remain in later versions in certain Pro editions of Windows to have the legacy UI. By then, a lot should be in the metro design and modern environment so that the average person won't need that legacy UI.

And let the paranoid freak out in 3....2.....1....

Hi there
@Coke Robot

Metro style apps is NOT the way of the future --even with TWO apps concurrently.

How do you suggest in future translating several documents into a 3rd / 4th language without being able to see them ALL concurrently, compare several web sites, compose presentations which need embedded objects such as spread sheets, multi-media, other documents etc.

Whether it's called The Desktop, Metro, or the My Grandmothers Cat interface is irrelevant -- but what is 100% certain is that MANY applications will STILL require the ability to show multi windows CONCURRENTLY. How that interface will be called in future I don't know and care even less but the current name of WINDOWS seems to suggest that Windowing applications will still be an important part of the OS.

The Two screen approach to metro seems also HALF BAKED -- we need RE-SIZABLE and MULTI Windows -- and I don't really care whether the application is launched via the Start screen or an Old fashioned menu.

Cheers
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I'm scared!

Seriously. :shock: Especially after seeing some screenshots here above... :)

But still I'm curious how all desktop programs would work in the new environment, without the desktop. (seems unbelievable indeed)
 

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