Will Windows 8 really push more people towards Linux?
I am sitting here getting my car worked on this morning so I figured I would actually write about something I have been reading more and more about lately. The fact that Windows 8 is so horrible with its new "Metro" interface, that people are going to start flocking to Linux in huge droves.
While I think most of us in the Linux community would really like to believe this, I think we all need to be realistic. I cannot disagree that the interface to Windows 8 is something that has MUCH to be desired. I have tried to use it and for the time being, I am not going to be upgrading anyone in my family to Windows 8 since I am the family "tech guy". Why, you may ask? If you have not tried Windows 8 yet, this version is a combination of Windows 7 with a tablet interface. This type of unification is something that everyone, including Linux distributions are doing. Yes Ubuntu, I'm talking about your Unity interface. While most of the major OS developers are trying to unify all devices to one interface, it is something that I am not ready to tackle with my 70+ year old parents yet even though that they do have Iphones which is a topic for a whole different post.