Quote Originally Posted by Boastree View Post
It will win both if the RC and Retail give the PC user a choice...to have an acutal desktop at boot...a start menu, eliminate the ribon in the windows explorer (again as an option). In other words allow pc users to return to the intrface that has PROVEN its productivity. The beauty is in choice.
I can only agree with this statement. I hate Metro. I don't even need to use it, I know I will hate it. Microsoft didn't head in the right direction. To everybody I talked about the disappearance of the Start Menu all agreed with me : it will be hell for Mr. Mrs. Everybody. Everybody in that class of user use the Start Menu. Otherwise, they won't even know how to shut down their own computer and simply hold the power button out of frustration.

For a tablet and mobile interface, don't get me wrong, it will succeed. For laptops and PCs... No, just no... people will be asking either for Windows XP or Windows 7. I can forsee it.

I'm repeating the same message since I discovered that Metro stuff. I don't see why you guys are excited at. Why does people change what's working... really...

Kudos for the new task manager, ribbon ui integration and PDF viewer though... I give that to Win8 though...