Microsoft, sacrifice the desktop
“Microsoft’s "no compromise” approach doesn’t work well on Windows RT if you’re thrown into the desktop mode, or you use an optional keyboard and expect the operating system to support traditional third-party desktop apps. Its presence explains the growing number of tablet hybrids that we’ve seen emerge over the past few months, with the majority of manufacturers opting to offer a keyboard attachment for tablet devices. It even explains why Microsoft focused on showing off its Touch and Type keyboard accessories for its Surface and Surface Pro tablets.“
I echo Tom’s sentiments on this one. The desktop just doesn’t make sense if Microsoft is developing a separate version of Windows for ARM devices, and intends on keeping users in the Metro interface (and only allowing most applications to run there). It’s just a distraction.
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