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.