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Is it time to bid the traditional Desktop UI for PC operating systems goodbye?

Survey period: 28 Oct 2013 to 4 Nov 2013

Microsoft sees the non-desktop "Metro" UI as the future of Windows. Is this the direction the industry must take, or a mis-fire?
OptionVotes% 
The desktop UI should go. UIs like Metro and iOS are the future for PCs.645.5664 votes, 5.56%
They both have their place55648.26556 votes, 48.26%
The desktop UI needs to remain on the PC49643.06496 votes, 43.06%
Undecided363.1336 votes, 3.13%



 
GeneralWhat future means for a company Pin
Nicolas Dorier3-Nov-13 5:19
memberNicolas Dorier3-Nov-13 5:19 
GeneralSlight change in the question Pin
altomaltes1-Nov-13 0:43
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GeneralRe: Slight change in the question Pin
devvvy2-Nov-13 15:19
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GeneralThey already made such mistake Pin
devvvy31-Oct-13 16:09
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Generalhi Pin
Member 1036994131-Oct-13 7:09
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GeneralWithout a start button.! Pin
Rohan Leuva31-Oct-13 1:40
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GeneralRe: Without a start button.! Pin
Ed Nutting31-Oct-13 2:31
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GeneralRe: Without a start button.! Pin
Rohan Leuva31-Oct-13 2:33
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GeneralRe: Without a start button.! Pin
Ed Nutting31-Oct-13 2:44
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GeneralRe: Without a start button.! Pin
ledtech331-Oct-13 11:51
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GeneralRe: Without a start button.! Pin
Menelaos Vergis1-Nov-13 2:00
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GeneralRe: Without a start button.! Pin
OriginalGriff2-Nov-13 4:33
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GeneralPro versus typical user Pin
incipire30-Oct-13 11:03
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GeneralRe: Pro versus typical user Pin
ihoecken30-Oct-13 23:18
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GeneralRe: Pro versus typical user Pin
incipire27-Aug-14 4:54
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GeneralRe: Pro versus typical user Pin
Ingo15-Sep-14 0:27
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GeneralThat's an interesting theory Pin
Olter31-Oct-13 2:44
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GeneralRe: Pro versus typical user Pin
Member 1008817131-Oct-13 16:42
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That would be 5-10% of current users supporting desktop platform with the cost of such platform of $5000-10000 a piece. Win RT platform is closed platform with limitations on app design. It is not a good choice for average user because they still want 3rd party applications and interaction with other apps. That is not possible with closed software deployment model.
GeneralMetro should be a layer on top of the desktop UI... Pin
Marc Clifton29-Oct-13 9:40
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GeneralRe: Metro should be a layer on top of the desktop UI... Pin
johannesnestler29-Oct-13 10:44
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GeneralRe: Metro should be a layer on top of the desktop UI... Pin
Marc Clifton29-Oct-13 11:09
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GeneralRe: Metro should be a layer on top of the desktop UI... Pin
johannesnestler30-Oct-13 6:21
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GeneralRe: Metro should be a layer on top of the desktop UI... Pin
Forogar31-Oct-13 4:56
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GeneralRe: Metro should be a layer on top of the desktop UI... Pin
johannesnestler31-Oct-13 5:35
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GeneralRe: Metro should be a layer on top of the desktop UI... Pin
incipire30-Oct-13 11:05
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GeneralRe: Metro should be a layer on top of the desktop UI... Pin
Marc Clifton30-Oct-13 12:39
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GeneralRe: Metro should be a layer on top of the desktop UI... Pin
Charles Wolfe29-Oct-13 16:20
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GeneralThe hunter that chases two rabbits... Pin
Hamed Mosavi29-Oct-13 20:32
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GeneralRe: The hunter that chases two rabbits... Pin
Rob Grainger29-Oct-13 23:25
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GeneralRe: The hunter that chases two rabbits... Pin
Hamed Mosavi29-Oct-13 23:37
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GeneralRe: The hunter that chases two rabbits... Pin
KillBot Project30-Oct-13 14:39
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GeneralRe: The hunter that chases two rabbits... Pin
Marc Clifton30-Oct-13 2:02
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GeneralRe: The hunter that chases two rabbits... Pin
Hamed Mosavi30-Oct-13 4:35
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GeneralRe: Metro should be a layer on top of the desktop UI... Pin
grralph129-Oct-13 23:17
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GeneralRe: Metro should be a layer on top of the desktop UI... Pin
Member 1008817131-Oct-13 16:49
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GeneralContent creation Pin
patbob29-Oct-13 8:04
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GeneralRe: Content creation Pin
Paulo Augusto Künzel29-Oct-13 12:59
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GeneralErgonomics Pin
Keith Barrett29-Oct-13 7:36
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GeneralNorton Commander Pin
meta_berkut29-Oct-13 2:45
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GeneralRe: Norton Commander Pin
grralph129-Oct-13 23:05
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GeneralRe: Norton Commander Pin
Richard Andrew x643-Nov-13 13:03
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GeneralDepends Pin
Mehul Donga29-Oct-13 0:47
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GeneralVote For Pin
contracting199028-Oct-13 20:47
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GeneralDesktop should remain Pin
Unque28-Oct-13 19:11
memberUnque28-Oct-13 19:11 
GeneralDesktop UI Pin
Member 967666428-Oct-13 16:01
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GeneralRe: Desktop UI Pin
Forogar31-Oct-13 5:21
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GeneralRe: Desktop UI Pin
LarryHobbyist31-Oct-13 19:29
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GeneralI don't presume to know. Pin
Tom Clement28-Oct-13 15:12
mentorTom Clement28-Oct-13 15:12 
GeneralRe: I don't presume to know. Pin
Nelek1-Nov-13 13:33
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GeneralIt all depends Pin
KillBot Project28-Oct-13 12:13
professionalKillBot Project28-Oct-13 12:13 

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