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Where is Windows 8 going?

So while going through my list of websites that I usually catch up on I was sent this link here regarding windows 8. I love the picture above btw, might to have to add it to my collection!

http://www.extremetech.com/computing/121015-windows-8-may-drive-me-to-linux

Now just by reading the title you would think that this is sort of a bashing the Window 8 OS itself, well quite frankly it is. It’s interesting the direction that microsoft is going. I’m not sure if everyone over there has their screws snugged tight, if you know what i mean.

May favorite pieces of this article:

Based on its current form, Windows 8 represents an unconscionable, and barely comprehensible, rejection of the values Microsoft has spent the last 26 years perfecting in its visual operating system.

And, of course, there are plenty of serious users who don’t want the PC on which they spend huge chunks of their waking life to look like it was designed by Fisher-Price.

I would have to agree with the Matthew Murray on this one, I’m really content with windows 7. In the event I want to play a game or two, i usually fire up my windows 7 box and game away. The world is not all tablets… yet???  hehe…  doubtful..  but again I would like to see how this pans out for microsoft, changing their operating environment so the user experience is the same across all devices desktops / tables & phones, I think they are a little late in the game for this. By the way, who in their right mind buys a Windows phone? 🙂

Anyways doesn’t all of this sound familiar now?  Ubuntu & Unity, the same desktop experience across desktops & phones & tablets, I don’t think that was announced as the original intent for switchig to Unity, but doesn’t it make sense now with the announcement of Ubuntu TV and Ubuntu on the Phone.   If I remember correctly, Ubuntu took their “fair share of flack” from the community for dropping gnome but that’s a story for another post. <Let the Linux Mint Trolls come out of their caves>

Ubuntu on the Atrix2

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  1. anthonyvenable110
    March 6, 2012 at 12:26 am

    I really enjoyed reading this, and I am so curious to see what is going to happen as a result of some of the decisions with the desktop I have been seeing lately.

  2. anthonyvenable110
    March 6, 2012 at 12:27 am

    Reblogged this on anthonyvenable110 and commented:
    I wonder where Windows 8 is going as well

  3. jfeole
    March 6, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    yup..it sorta reminds me of MSoft BoB.. 😉 ..another huge hit..

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