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Old 09-22-2011, 06:30 PM
Lee Yuan Sheng
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Default Windows 8: Right or Wrong?

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.zdnet.com/debate/great-debate-is-windows-8-headed-in-the-right-direction/6297893' target='_blank'>http://www.zdnet.com/debate/great-d...rection/6297893</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Summary: Ed Bott and Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols debate whether Microsoft's next operating system is headed in the right direction."</em></p><p><em><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/dht/auto/1316710776.usr15670.jpg" /></em></p><p>Phew, that's quite a long list of arguments for and against Windows 8. Me? I'm not sure. I still am a bit ambivalent about the whole thing. Metro looks awesome, but the whole point of Windows is to run all those programs we are used to running. In a way I see this as a compromise solution for the tablet problem, by not breaking away from the legacy Windows base totally. Sure you can run all those programs, but most likely you will want a program with the Metro UI, coded with the latest framework/APIs.</p>
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Old 09-24-2011, 05:46 PM
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Wow, what's amazing to me, is that these two guys get paid to do this. MS just announced this thing, I'm sure it has been perculating for some time, and isn't due to be finished for some time. Yet these two guys, have gall to debate its validity. I liken it to the pre-speech commentary that occurs on the political scene. Yea, they both had valid points, though I see Vaughan-Nichols arguments as more negativity and naysaying than solid criticism.

In any case, whatever actually happens with W8, 12 to 18 months down the road, whoever was closer will raise his hand and say, 'See, what did I tell you', while the other will just not mention it.
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Old 09-25-2011, 01:19 AM
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Hey, tabloid hacks get paid money too.

The way to read these pieces I feel, is to read the points, ignore the biasness, and draw your own conclusions.
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