On Thu, 05 Dec 2013 01:53:29 +0000, RedBlade7 wrote: > On Tue, 03 Dec 2013 19:54:24 -0800, keltonkostis wrote: > >> the Metro UI is so weird it is a nightmare to support, and it overall >> bombs for desktop use. It was designed for tablets and phones, but my >> problem is that if they wanted a tablet or phone interface they could >> have put it on one of those devices and spared the desktop market of >> the dumbed-down GUI by making a different version with a different GUI. >> Also, try to visualize how horrible some of these common desktop >> applications would look if Metroified- > > M$ should have shifted their focus to the M$-dependent business sector > (e.g. health care). > Instead M$ went after the "Windows 9x Kids" who, after growing up, > managed to escape their wrath by using Mac and Linux (including embedded > versions and Android) and have no reason to return to the Illegal > Operations, Security Updates, and Service Packs of their childhood. > > M$ will never "win" unless they shift their focus to the business > sector, > which M$ continually frustrates as they continue wasting time/money on > the home user.
Wrong. The business sector is driven by warranty upgrades not operating system upgrades. When the warranty on that nice IBM Xserver is up, they trade in for the latest and greatest because IBM/Dell/HP/etc give them incentives and credits to do so... -- flatfish+++ If you are interested in a version of Linux that actually works,try this one: http://www.linuxmint.com/ _______________________________________________ gnu-misc-discuss mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/gnu-misc-discuss