> Ron Hunter wrote:
>>> Why is Win8 any more closed than any other version of Windows?
>> Well, it will have an apps store, and you will be prevented from
>> multi-boot installs. How's that for a starter?
> I don't know if the app-store will be the only way to install Metro
> apps, but doesn't the "open" Android have an App store also?
Remains to be seen, but NOT ALL Android phones are open.
> I am multi-booting Windows 8 with Windows 7 on my PC right now, so I'm
> not sure what you mean by this. Not so easy to multi-boot an Android or
> IOS device, anyway.
> I have mixed feelings about Metro myself, but I think that a common
> runtime and user experience over the whole range of devices is an
> attractive concept, and one that will give Microsoft an edge.
Well, from my point of view, I will stick with Windows7 until I am
forced to replace hardware, which will NOT have Windows 8 on it. I will
not be shoe-horned into a screen presentation that doesn't accommodate
itself to MY preferences, and needs. The ugly, inflexible, and annoying
'tiles' are an abomination.
> In any case, Microsoft is betting the farm on this concept, so it's very
> likely to happen.