24 minutes ago, cbae wrote
I don't think what they're doing with Windows 8 is following anybody. You act like Metro on a desktop computer is not only a stupid idea, but a radically stupid idea. Criticize the concept all you want, but at least have the backbone to give them credit for trying something that's never been done before.
So if I don't give someone credit for trying a new, bad idea then I have no backbone?
For clarification here's my complete opinion of metro on various hardware.
- Metro on a tablet - good*
- Metro + desktop** on a tablet - great
- Metro + desktop** on a desktop PC - dumb
* IMO Windows RT tablets will suffer from a lack of apps in comparison to their direct competitor the iPad. This would also be considered the "follower" implementation of W8 IMO and best provides the same pattern as the Zune and WP.
**minus the incursion of metro on the desktop and other "No Compromise" removal of desktop features