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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.645.56
They both have their place55648.26
The desktop UI needs to remain on the PC49643.06
Undecided363.13



 
GeneralRe: Metro should be a layer on top of the desktop UI... Pin
Marc Clifton30-Oct-13 13:39
mvaMarc Clifton30-Oct-13 13:39 
GeneralRe: Metro should be a layer on top of the desktop UI... Pin
Charles Wolfe29-Oct-13 17:20
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Hamed Musavi29-Oct-13 21:32
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Rob Grainger30-Oct-13 0:25
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Hamed Musavi30-Oct-13 0:37
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KillBot Project30-Oct-13 15:39
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Marc Clifton30-Oct-13 3:02
mvaMarc Clifton30-Oct-13 3:02 
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Hamed Musavi30-Oct-13 5:35
Hamed Musavi30-Oct-13 5:35 
GeneralRe: Metro should be a layer on top of the desktop UI... Pin
grralph130-Oct-13 0:17
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Member 1008817131-Oct-13 17:49
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GeneralContent creation Pin
patbob29-Oct-13 9:04
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GeneralRe: Content creation Pin
Paulo Augusto Kunzel29-Oct-13 13:59
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GeneralErgonomics Pin
Keith Barrett29-Oct-13 8:36
Keith Barrett29-Oct-13 8:36 
GeneralNorton Commander Pin
meta_berkut29-Oct-13 3:45
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GeneralRe: Norton Commander Pin
grralph130-Oct-13 0:05
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Richard Andrew x643-Nov-13 14:03
professionalRichard Andrew x643-Nov-13 14:03 
GeneralDepends Pin
Mehul Donga29-Oct-13 1:47
Mehul Donga29-Oct-13 1:47 
GeneralVote For Pin
contracting199028-Oct-13 21:47
contracting199028-Oct-13 21:47 
GeneralDesktop should remain Pin
Unque28-Oct-13 20:11
Unque28-Oct-13 20:11 
GeneralDesktop UI Pin
LarryHobbyist28-Oct-13 17:01
LarryHobbyist28-Oct-13 17:01 
GeneralRe: Desktop UI Pin
  Forogar  31-Oct-13 6:21
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GeneralRe: Desktop UI Pin
LarryHobbyist31-Oct-13 20:29
LarryHobbyist31-Oct-13 20:29 
GeneralI don't presume to know. Pin
Tom Clement28-Oct-13 16:12
professionalTom Clement28-Oct-13 16:12 
I've had my frustrations with Windows 8 (on a surface RT), but I wouldn't presume to know how I'll feel about it in a few years. I get it that Microsoft sees that the future is in devices other than the desktop, and I guess I agree. Whether the strategy of unifying the three experiences (phone, tablet and desktop) is the right strategy, I don't know. Perhaps 5 years from now I'll think Apple is brain dead because you have to learn two totally different interfaces, one for phone and tablet and one for desktop. On the other hand, it may turn out that they are so fundamentally different that they cannot and should not be unified.
Tom Clement
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GeneralRe: I don't presume to know. Pin
Nelek1-Nov-13 14:33
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GeneralIt all depends Pin
KillBot Project28-Oct-13 13:13
professionalKillBot Project28-Oct-13 13:13 

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