Sources: Learn By Shipping [Steven Sinofsky], ZDNet
quote: People are pissed off because they have a bunch more icons and shortcuts on their desktop and task bar just to avoid Metro screen.
quote: Give me a desktop with many windows and instances of multiple apps being run concurrently on the same screen at the same time.
quote: you will probably cede the market to the new entrants or at least give them more precious time.
quote: Windows will never "cede" it's market to anyone. There's vastly too much invested in that platform at all levels, with infinitely too much inertia behind it, to ever lose significant marketshare.
quote: ? I have a AMD X2 4600+ running my HTPC and also have a standby computer on Sempron 3100+ 32bit version.
quote: "I believe Microsoft can stay its Metro-centric, touch-centric course with Windows Blue, while still making some changes that will make the OS more usable and comfortable for a bigger pool of users. While it would have been great if Windows 8 debuted this way last October, I say better late than never."
quote: ...(to be fair, many features in OS X, such as the application launchers are as complex or more so as Windows 8's at-times-bewildering interfaces)
quote: The decline of PC sales cannot be entirely pinned on Windows 8
quote: iPads are more user-friendly and less costly than purchasing a PC or laptop for low-end computing needs.