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Desktop will stay - MS OS chief Myerson

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    Desktop will stay - MS OS chief Myerson


    Two good articles from Mary Jo. Interview with Terry Myerson, Microsoft's Executive Vice President of operating systems

    Microsoft OS chief Myerson on the future of 'One Windows' | ZDNet

    Microsoft OS chief Myerson talks turkey on transparency, cadence and cross platform | ZDNet


    MYERSON: We actually value using the desktop. I feel highly productive using it. It's very familiar to me. We plan -- (as) we talked about at the Build conference -- to bring modern apps to the desktop. We are going to have machines that have a great desktop experience.

    It (the desktop) is also not the right experience for a phone or a tablet. And so how the Windows experience spans these form factors and is familiar across them -- that's what we need to deliver if we're going to delight people in the whole ecosystem.

    The desktop is part of our future. It's absolutely core to Windows.
    Jim

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    We plan -- (as) we talked about at the Build conference -- to bring modern apps to the desktop. We are going to have machines that have a great desktop experience.
    Sounds like another way of saying 'We couldn't drag you from the desktop into our simplified, monetised, content-consumption-only Metro, so we're going to try the opposite approach, and force our simplified, monetised, content-consumption-only paradigm onto the desktop. You are NOT getting away form our 'vision', like it or not'.

    Cynical? Me?

    Nah...

    Wenda.
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    Of course now they say this> The desktop is part of our future. It's absolutely core to Windows.

    The desktop was vindicated by the Users of Windows not the management at Microsoft.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    Of course now they say this
    The desktop is part of our future. It's absolutely core to Windows.
    The desktop was vindicated by the Users of Windows not the management at Microsoft.
    yep.

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    How did you get a picture of my room?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwarfer66 View Post
    How did you get a picture of my room?
    Software spy satellites. We're investigating the monetization of the Cathode Ray Tube.
    In Windows 9, the LED will be reverse mirrored to act as a camera to watch who is typing.
    It is a hidden subscription forced onto users of Win32 by electric companies.
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    Another explanation I found is that new CEO said that MS should go back to their roots and desktop is what they been pushing all the time. Bet Billy had something to say there.
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    Hi there

    I gather Windows 9 will have a feature that sends 1 USD for each keystroke you make into Ms's bank account.

    That aside of course the desktop will stay -- there isn't actually any faster way of inputting text to a document other than typing it with a decent keyboard -- voice translation and even handwriting aren't anything like as fast as even a moderately experienced keyboard user -- and as for selecting / moving bits of text / pictures etc a MOUSE still is the best tool for the job --doesn't work on a smallish tablet with large sticky fingers.

    (And of course once you attach external monitors / mice /. keyboards / external storage to a say a newer decently powered tablet --what do you have ? --I believe it used to be called a PC !!).

    cheers
    jimbo
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wenda View Post
    We plan -- (as) we talked about at the Build conference -- to bring modern apps to the desktop. We are going to have machines that have a great desktop experience.
    Sounds like another way of saying 'We couldn't drag you from the desktop into our simplified, monetised, content-consumption-only Metro, so we're going to try the opposite approach, and force our simplified, monetised, content-consumption-only paradigm onto the desktop. You are NOT getting away form our 'vision', like it or not'.

    Cynical? Me?

    Nah...

    Wenda.
    Yanno, that was pretty much my initial reaction too. I think it is the term "delight" that gives it away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there

    I gather Windows 9 will have a feature that sends 1 USD for each keystroke you make into Ms's bank account.

    That aside of course the desktop will stay -- there isn't actually any faster way of inputting text to a document other than typing it with a decent keyboard -- voice translation and even handwriting aren't anything like as fast as even a moderately experienced keyboard user -- and as for selecting / moving bits of text / pictures etc a MOUSE still is the best tool for the job --doesn't work on a smallish tablet with large sticky fingers.

    (And of course once you attach external monitors / mice /. keyboards / external storage to a say a newer decently powered tablet --what do you have ? --I believe it used to be called a PC !!).

    cheers
    jimbo
    It's going to be called "Itsy bitsy (polka dot) PC".
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