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    Angry Metro in Server 2012

    Whoever thought putting Metro, a touch screen designed interface, into a Windows Server product deserves a slap round the face.

    That is all.

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    I'm getting used to it on the few 2012 servers I've got in place now. Its annoying but livable.

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    I don't mind it to be honest.

    A touch screen interface can be used in Windows Server for RDS users.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawns View Post
    a touch screen designed interface
    Think of it as a bigger start menu (which it is).

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    it makes sense for server os to reflect whats on the desktop

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    We run the majority of ours with minimal or no GUI so the metro interface isn't a problem

    The interface is OK though - at first I didn't like it but I've got used to it now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by old_n07 View Post
    We run the majority of ours with minimal or no GUI so the metro interface isn't a problem

    The interface is OK though - at first I didn't like it but I've got used to it now.
    I don't think anyone likes it at first, and that is the problem. I just don't understand why people are settling with it, and putting up with it. Why not hold back at Win 7 & Server 08R2, or Ubuntu? Consumers don't seem to like metro, and that is a problem for M$, and very evident in there sales figures, Windows 'Blue'/9 needs to shape up and address these problems, or M$ will loose their already falling market share to the likes of Apple, and Linux. Rant over!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jammmie999 View Post
    I don't think anyone likes it at first, and that is the problem. I just don't understand why people are settling with it, and putting up with it. Why not hold back at Win 7 & Server 08R2, or Ubuntu? Consumers don't seem to like metro, and that is a problem for M$, and very evident in there sales figures, Windows 'Blue'/9 needs to shape up and address these problems, or M$ will loose their already falling market share to the likes of Apple, and Linux. Rant over!
    I like it

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    I like it
    ditto after a few weeks i prefered win 8 its a pita to manage in an enterprise environment but as a user its better imo

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    You'l thank Microsoft when tablet servers start hitting the market!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarrenM View Post
    You'll thank Microsoft when tablet servers start hitting the market!
    They are already here.


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    I don't like the new interface either, so installed Classic Shell on server 2K12. Welcome to Classic Shell

    Works a treat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jammmie999 View Post
    M$ will loose their already falling market share to the likes of Apple, and Linux. Rant over!
    They're not that far off

    Mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets have long been considered the future of computing and a new projection from market research firm Gartner shows just how important the mobile market has become. According to the firm’s estimates for 2013, Apple (AAPL) devices will outsell Windows devices for the first time this year. The estimate takes into account sales of Apple’s iPhones, iPads and Mac computers as well as desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones powered by Microsoft’s (MSFT) various Windows operating systems. In 2012, Windows device sales totalled 175 million units while combined sales of iOS devices and Mac PCs reached 159 million. As The Financial Times noted, Gartner also projected that tablet sales will overtake traditional PC sales by 2015.
    Apple sales: Windows sales in 2013 to be topped by Apple device sales | BGR

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    They're not that far off
    What your article fails to mention is that by 2017 it is estimated by Gartner that Microsoft will overtake Apple.

    Microsoft, Google, and Apple: Which one faces doom in 2017? « ZDNet

    Anyone who believes that Apple and/or Microsoft are doomed must be seriously deluded. Both companies will still be with us in 2023.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    What your article fails to mention is that by 2017 it is estimated by Gartner that Microsoft will overtake Apple.
    That article basically says MS currently have 15% of the global OS market now, but it will rise to 19% by 2017. Not bad for a company that had 95% marketshare 10yrs ago.
    Windows is becoming a niche market if you look at what students bring into school under BYOD.

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