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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Like it or not, it would appear that the tablet-ification of our desktop operating systems is inevitable. Setting aside the new Metro interface that will take the main focus of Windows 8, Apple are slowly creeping more tablet features into OS X and even Canonical are getting in on the act with their Unity interface for Ubuntu and their removal of drop-down menus. So is tablet-creep a bad thing, and need we accept it?
With Windows 8 out next week in beta we will finally get the answers to the most asked questions about the OS, namely can the traditional desktop be set as the default interface and what happens with launching programs from it?