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Lessons for IT from Windows 8/Metro


Windows 8: worse than Vista. Most people I talk to say so, the numbers back them up, and now it could be that even Microsoft sees the truth. So why did Windows 8 and the Interface Formerly Known As Metro fail? It’s a good question, especially since the answer could keep you and your own development team from a similar design fiasco.

Rumors are flying that Microsoft is going to do a lot more than just bring back the Start button in the next Windows version. A lot of smart people are saying that it will abandon its Metro interface on laptops and desktops. It took long enough.

The facts are simple. Nobody wanted Windows 8 in 2012. Nobody wanted it in 2013. Even Microsoft should know that no one will want it in 2014.

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