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Told you so! Microsoft backs off on Metro


It looks like Microsoft has finally been hit by the clue stick of awful Windows 8.x sales often enough that it’s learned its lesson. Apparently, in the forthcoming Windows 8.1 update, the user interface (UI) formerly known as Metro will be bypassed, and users will default to starting in the defective, but better than nothing, desktop mode.

I’m going to tell you more about this potential, game-changing move, but first let me get this out: “HA! I told you so!”

Sorry about that. But ever since I started pointing out just how awful Metro was for the desktop, I’ve been buried by nasty emails from Microsoft shills telling me how wonderful Metro really was. Even as Windows 8’s sales slunk below Vista’s abysmal sales adoption numbers they kept screaming that Metro was great.

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