Quoting starkers, reply 24
Quoting Alstein, reply 22I'm concerned that this might be such a disaster that the PC gaming market gets split as folks go to Macs or a new OS. What would Stardock do in such a situation, given their past history?
Oh I don't think Stardock will have too much to worry about, nor the gaming/skinning communities, for that matter. Hardcore, skinners and customisers will always hang on to their earlier copies of Windows to participate in their fave pastimes... I know I will.
As for a software to disable Metro, well there's obviously a market for it, so somebody is bound to jump on the development of one. Hehe, knowing Stardock, they're probably already working on such a thing... or so one would hope.
I'm worried MSFT will try to brick Windows 7 to force upgrades. Dumbest thing they could do, but I've learned to never underestimate corporate stupidity.
If they do that, everyone will jump ship to Linux or Mac, instead of giving Microsoft another chance with the next Windows release after 8. If they try to force an upgrade like that, MS will have committed corporate suicide.