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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 Clifton29-Oct-13 12:09
mvaMarc Clifton29-Oct-13 12:09 
GeneralRe: Metro should be a layer on top of the desktop UI... Pin
johannesnestler30-Oct-13 7:21
johannesnestler30-Oct-13 7:21 
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  Forogar  31-Oct-13 5:56
professional  Forogar  31-Oct-13 5:56 
GeneralRe: Metro should be a layer on top of the desktop UI... Pin
johannesnestler31-Oct-13 6:35
johannesnestler31-Oct-13 6:35 
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incipire30-Oct-13 12:05
professionalincipire30-Oct-13 12:05 
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Marc Clifton30-Oct-13 13:39
mvaMarc Clifton30-Oct-13 13:39 
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Charles Wolfe29-Oct-13 17:20
Charles Wolfe29-Oct-13 17:20 
GeneralThe hunter that chases two rabbits... Pin
Hamed Musavi29-Oct-13 21:32
Hamed Musavi29-Oct-13 21:32 
"The hunter that chases two rabbits catches neither"
I remember it from playing Civilization IV years ago, now I understand the meaning! Poke tongue | ;-P

Seriously though, I can understand what's happening, I guess. It started over a decade ago with introduction of .net. At first it seemed like a framework, but reality is that it's way more. It's more like another OS inside Windows. It has it's own threading system, application domains and boundaries, file system APIS, memory management, graphics system, etc. Maybe it was so good and so successful that they decided to make it part of the operating system, not a layer on top and thus the new Runtime and new set of APIs.

I believe the problem started when they decided on hybrid OS wishing to get part of device market, dimming the light of the new nice platform they were creating for "developers"! At least this GUI does not seem like a good way of chasing two rabbits, if any GUI ever can do it. Big Grin | :-D

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P.S. Nice job on the free 'Unit Testing Succinctly' book. I enjoyed reading it a few weeks ago. Thanks. Smile | :)
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Planning to move to Germany, looking for a job there!
Looking for a Windows desktop programmer? I look forward to hearing from you! Smile | :)

GeneralRe: The hunter that chases two rabbits... Pin
Rob Grainger30-Oct-13 0:25
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Hamed Musavi30-Oct-13 0:37
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
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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
grralph130-Oct-13 0:17 
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Member 1008817131-Oct-13 17:49
Member 1008817131-Oct-13 17:49 
GeneralContent creation Pin
patbob29-Oct-13 9:04
patbob29-Oct-13 9:04 
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Paulo Augusto Kunzel29-Oct-13 13:59
professionalPaulo Augusto Kunzel29-Oct-13 13:59 
GeneralErgonomics Pin
Keith Barrett29-Oct-13 8:36
Keith Barrett29-Oct-13 8:36 
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meta_berkut29-Oct-13 3:45
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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
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