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Priceless:Windows Blue & Desktop death nonsense explained

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    Priceless:Windows Blue & Desktop death nonsense explained


    Hehehe.....
    Windows Blue & Desktop death nonsense explained


    Updated: April 29, 2013
    Several weeks ago, an alpha-quality release of Microsoft Windows Blue was accidentally leaked on purpose to the Web, to create a pre-buzz buzz. Everyone and their mother rushed to join the whorefest, recycling the few screenshots of what appears to be nothing more than a glorified service pack for the failure called Windows 8. I did not participate in the orgy, but now it's time for my little input.

    As it turns out, the copypasta fever also had another component - a fresh new conspiracy claiming the inevitable death of the desktop. The reasoning? The Start menu is not coming back, and more functionality has been merged into the Modern Metro whatever interface. So everyone started talking about death, death, death. And now let me explain things.


    The claim

    So, the pundits who seek attention so, by posting inflammatory and deliberately dramatic topics backed up by fictitious would-be claims and hyperbole, would want you to believe that the desktop will vanish, with the release of Windows 9, and that we will all be happily living in a Minority Report kind of Utopia, using our left and right hands for an enhanced touch experience, which goes beyond the keyboard, mouse, paper and pen, and circlejerking. This is not going to happen. Plain and simple. Now, let's be more specific.

    Read the rest here....


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    Wow, that guy NAILED it!

    It is nice to know that there are still MANY rational folks out there that have a good deal of common sense.

    I love how he mentioned that comment about the "Metrosexual" IU....
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    HAHAHAHAHA!

    Tape vs. CD player

    Here we have identical functionality. Even so, it took almost 30 years for the tape to fully vanish and the CD to become the media of choice, for listening and recording sound. The important fact is, nothing changed in the core element of the problem at hand.
    Actually, I still USE tape quite a bit. Lots of sound engineers do, they use it to record Drum Tracks. It sounds better. But then they digitise the sound and import it into Pro Tools. I even still use cassettes - Cos my old 4-Track uses them as masters. Eventually everything does end up on my hard drive, but those tapes, I've got a massive file cabinet filled with stuff I recorded as far back as 1980.
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    I never really understood why people actually do claim that the Desktop UI of Windows will be gone very soon, within a release cycle. That doesn't make sense to as there are millions upon millions of pieces of software that runs on the Win32 code of the Desktop. A switchover from Win32 to WinRT will take serious time. A good decade at least will have to pass before the Desktop UI can be officially be dead. The top programs will need to be coded into WinRT, the WinRT app standards will need to be redefined, and touch interaction methods will have to be improved. (For freaking crying out loud, you use a bloody stylus for precise input with touch!) The transition from CRT to LCD monitors took well over a decade for it being standard. The transition from LCD to touch panels will take a long time as well.

    It will also take a thinking out of the box so to speak about how to optimize a workflow in modern standards once this happens. Example, you can't use a touchscreen with a desktop PC as you have a nontouch LCD monitor. To claim it is not ergonomic in that situation is akin to saying driving is difficult when you're trying to drive a semi truck for the first time ever when you always drive a sedan.
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    A superb article! I'm going to bookmark this page.
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    Sound like nothing more than some self generated publicity to garner a few page hits.

    Also if this is a news article, it needs to be quoted. As it stands, I'm not sure who's opinion this is.

    And no I didn't click on the links because of my stated view.
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    It doesn't say who wrote the article...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
    Also if this is a news article, it needs to be quoted. As it stands, I'm not sure who's opinion this is.
    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    It doesn't say who wrote the article...
    This is what I meant, and the way it should be presented...

    Several weeks ago, an alpha-quality release of Microsoft Windows Blue was accidentally leaked on purpose to the Web, to create a pre-buzz buzz. Everyone and their mother rushed to join the whorefest, recycling the few screenshots of what appears to be nothing more than a glorified service pack for the failure called Windows 8. I did not participate in the orgy, but now it's time for my little input.

    As it turns out, the copypasta fever also had another component - a fresh new conspiracy claiming the inevitable death of the desktop. The reasoning? The Start menu is not coming back, and more functionality has been merged into the Modern Metro whatever interface. So everyone started talking about death, death, death. And now let me explain things.

    The claim

    So, the pundits who seek attention so, by posting inflammatory and deliberately dramatic topics backed up by fictitious would-be claims and hyperbole, would want you to believe that the desktop will vanish, with the release of Windows 9, and that we will all be happily living in a Minority Report kind of Utopia, using our left and right hands for an enhanced touch experience, which goes beyond the keyboard, mouse, paper and pen, and circlejerking. This is not going to happen. Plain and simple. Now, let's be more specific.
    Source: Windows Blue & Desktop death nonsense explained
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    Wondered how long it would be before someone linked to Dedo.

    I resisted it as some might not understand the style and/or lack any sense of humour:

    The only question is, will humans accept this regression?
    ...And this is why tablets and smartphones look the way they do, and why morons prefer them.
    ...This is why touch technology looks childish and simplistic and borrowed from Idiocracy
    ...Which tells us why the touch only proponents are full of ****.
    For example.
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Idiocracy? That flick was based on a short story called "The Marching Morons" by CM Cormbluth - Written in the 40's or 50's - Great story, depressing ending in the original.
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