berock212, on 29 December 2012 - 10:58 PM, said:
I still think that windows 8 still has the potential to be successful. The main goal for Windows 8 is to make a dent in the mobile market. Lets face it, Microsoft doesn't need business and desktops users to adopt windows 8, Windows 7 is great and there is no other comparable operating system. Microsoft isn't fending off OS X lion or linux from taking there desktop share. But Microsoft hasn't made a dent in the mobile market yet and for mobile windows 8 is great for mobile. Once windows 8 get apps and hardware it will probably be successful for mobile. Will Windows 8 be successful for desktop, I doubt it.
Personally, I run Windows 8 on all my systems, except for my server which is Microsoft Server 2012, using the exact same codebase as Windows 8. And I have no touch computer yet. That will come as soon as the Microsoft Surface Pro is released, for me at least. Heck, all my Win8 systems directly boot into the desktop. I never use the Modern user interface. Oh and there is no Modern user interface 'apps' under Windows 2012 Server. But there is a Start Screen that works just like in Windows 8.
I never use Modern (crippled apps) under Win8.
Oops, my bad, I use NetFlix and Skype as a Modern app under Win8.
Win8 (note the version in CMD)
Windows Server 2012
Simply create an event that invokes the desktop first thing when logging in, under Windows 8. It's that simple. Windows Server 2012 boots directly into the desktop.
Windows 8 is what Windows 7 should have been IMHO. Why? Because it's even faster and has more features than Windows 7. No touch required. No Modern UI required either.
The closest thing to the Modern UI under Windows Server 2012 is the start menu. But you get SO much MORE with NT version 6.2.9200!!!!
If you like Win7, you will like Win8. If only for the underlying features, such as Hyper-V and PowerShell. You never need to touch the Modern UI. With PowerShell, you can completely manage Win8 at the command-line level. No need at all for a GUI even. Something impossible under Win7.
This coming from a Command Line Freak such as myself. I simply put the path to Cygwin in to the system path, and all POSIX command line tools under Linux become natively available as well, as a free bonus. Windows 8 just works like a charm!
I have no doubts Windows 8 will be a pure success! Since it quietly marries, mobile, ARM, Intel, ultrabooks, tablets, desktops, workstations, servers and the cloud! Now please tell me one other OS that does all of this? Nope, it ain't Linux, nor Android, much less iOS or OS X. They just have all been leapfrogged, while they were sleeping....
I'll revisit this article in 1 year, just for giggles. By then, the roots will have taken.
The future has a way of arriving unannounced.
~ George Will
The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be.
~ Paul Valéry
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.
~ John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963, 35th President of the United States