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Windows 8, Metro, and the Linux Desktop

Sep 21, 2011, 08:00 (4 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to James Maguire for this link. ]

What does the Windows 8 Developer Preview have to do with the Linux desktop? Not much, you might think at first, especially since the final version is likely to be vastly different than the preview.

But as I explored the preview, I couldn't help asking myself: is this the first hint of how major desktops will look in the future on all operating systems? It's a distinct and -- for a Linux desktop user -- an alarming possibility.

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