Just canvassing initial thoughts on Win8, for those who have seen or experienced the Beta versions.
Personally I'm not a fan of the default tablet-style interface, but...
I also realise that 30 years ago, the desktop 'WIMP' environment we all now take for granted was also frowned upon by those who preferred to sit and type instructions into command-lines. So it could just be that I'm an old f**t stuck in my ways.
Apple have already dipped their toe in the water with a tablet-style interface in OS-X Lion. But they seem to have approached it from the opposite direction to MS: the desktop interface is still primary (for now?), and the tablet interface - Launchpad - is secondary, invoked from a dedicated app on the taskbar. MS seem to have made their tablet-interface (Metro) primary, while the desktop is an app.
Is this natural progression?
Or is it taking the unification of the tablet<->desktop experience a step too far?
Or does it not matter at all?
Over to you