Brad Wardell: How I would have done Windows 8

“Treat Windows as the right tool for the right job:

Windows 8 Desktop Edition
Windows 8 Phone
Windows 8 Server Edition
Windows 8 Tablet Edition

There is no reason why each of these OSes needs to have the same shell experience. It’s like they didn’t learn anything from the days when they tried to cram the Start button on WinCE years ago.”

I think the comparison to Windows CE is fairly striking. Microsoft has already tried once to bring the desktop to mobile devices with the first “Palm-Sized PC” and “Handheld PC” devices (I had lots of them in various sizes), and it failed. Again with Windows 8 users are forced to use a desktop UI on tablets for numerous tasks, and it feels like turning back the clock nearly 13 years.

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