[rescue] NeXTSTEP or OPENSTEP?

Raymond Wiker rwiker at gmail.com
Sun Aug 10 09:57:52 CDT 2014

On 10 Aug 2014, at 16:08 , Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:

> Controversial opinion here, I know, but MICROS~1 did the right thing
> with Metro, and it's going to regret backing down. Cheap devices like
> Android tablets are going to be the Internet access tool of choice for
> the other 4 billion people in the world as they come online in the
> next decade. Very simple touch-driven interfaces will be predominant
> UI until we get something like the SFnal computers of the recent movie
> /Her/, who understand our speech, gaze, expressions and gestures as
> well as another human. (Which they will, in time.)
> MICROS~1 /had/ to force Windows into that sector. It did a good job,
> but it's given in to the whiners who can't adapt, and now, it's either
> going to get sidelined into a niche or its OSes will fork into a touch
> version and a desktop version, with 2 app bases, and either of those
> will probably be fatal.

I disagree completely -- Windows 8 on a desktop computer is a usability
disaster. The fact that the Metro UI makes (some) sense on a tablet PC does
not in any way justify foisting it (and the Metro apps) upon users of desktop

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