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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 6:19
memberNicolas Dorier3-Nov-13 6:19 
GeneralSlight change in the question Pin
altomaltes1-Nov-13 1:43
memberaltomaltes1-Nov-13 1:43 
GeneralRe: Slight change in the question Pin
devvvy2-Nov-13 16:19
memberdevvvy2-Nov-13 16:19 
GeneralThey already made such mistake Pin
devvvy31-Oct-13 17:09
memberdevvvy31-Oct-13 17:09 
Generalhi Pin
Member 1036994131-Oct-13 8:09
memberMember 1036994131-Oct-13 8:09 
GeneralWithout a start button.! Pin
Rohan Leuva31-Oct-13 2:40
professionalRohan Leuva31-Oct-13 2:40 
GeneralRe: Without a start button.! Pin
Ed Nutting31-Oct-13 3:31
memberEd Nutting31-Oct-13 3:31 
GeneralRe: Without a start button.! Pin
Rohan Leuva31-Oct-13 3:33
professionalRohan Leuva31-Oct-13 3:33 
GeneralRe: Without a start button.! Pin
Ed Nutting31-Oct-13 3:44
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GeneralRe: Without a start button.! Pin
ledtech331-Oct-13 12:51
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GeneralRe: Without a start button.! Pin
Menelaos Vergis1-Nov-13 3:00
memberMenelaos Vergis1-Nov-13 3:00 
GeneralRe: Without a start button.! Pin
OriginalGriff2-Nov-13 5:33
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GeneralPro versus typical user Pin
incipire30-Oct-13 12:03
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GeneralRe: Pro versus typical user Pin
ihoecken31-Oct-13 0:18
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GeneralRe: Pro versus typical user Pin
incipire27-Aug-14 5:54
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GeneralRe: Pro versus typical user Pin
Ingo15-Sep-14 1:27
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GeneralThat's an interesting theory Pin
Olter31-Oct-13 3:44
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GeneralRe: Pro versus typical user Pin
Member 1008817131-Oct-13 17:42
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GeneralMetro should be a layer on top of the desktop UI... Pin
Marc Clifton29-Oct-13 10:40
protectorMarc Clifton29-Oct-13 10:40 
GeneralRe: Metro should be a layer on top of the desktop UI... Pin
johannesnestler29-Oct-13 11:44
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GeneralRe: Metro should be a layer on top of the desktop UI... Pin
Marc Clifton29-Oct-13 12:09
protectorMarc Clifton29-Oct-13 12:09 
GeneralRe: Metro should be a layer on top of the desktop UI... Pin
johannesnestler30-Oct-13 7:21
memberjohannesnestler30-Oct-13 7:21 
Hi Marc,

I agree with your comments on "cool things ... without screwing up Desktop". And I don't want to discuss if the new API and UI is "good". But It's a fact that there is a new API for WindowsStore Apps (and Windows RT for ARM based devices). Couldn't quickly find a "better" summary - but main points are touched:http://msmvps.com/blogs/burrows/archive/2012/05/05/windows-8-metro-and-winrt.aspx
So the "store thing" is not just the app.
Of course I understand that your perspective is valid for a "user-only" view to the topic, but here we are on a programmer platform, and from a programmers perspective I can "understand" MS decision for a new API with no legacy concerns. But the "force to new Metro UI" is for shure a marketing decision, and regarding this I think your critic is valid (there should have beeen some option "boot to Desktop and let me alone with your Metro UI and new application infrastructure" from the first Win8 version on).

Kind regards Johannes
GeneralRe: Metro should be a layer on top of the desktop UI... Pin
Forogar31-Oct-13 5:56
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GeneralRe: Metro should be a layer on top of the desktop UI... Pin
johannesnestler31-Oct-13 6:35
memberjohannesnestler31-Oct-13 6:35 
GeneralRe: Metro should be a layer on top of the desktop UI... Pin
incipire30-Oct-13 12:05
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