Paul Thurrott vergelijkt de Beta van Windows 8 met de Beta van Apple’s OS X Mountain Lion:
Certainly, the two approaches are very different from a high level.
Windows 8, in case you’ve missed it, embraces the Metro design principles that Microsoft previously realized fairly fully in Windows Phone. However, because of backwards compatibility reasons, Windows 8 also provides the old desktop environment from previous Windows versions and the two systems, Metro and desktop, exist side-by-side in the new OS, creating a somewhat tenuous and strange overall experience.
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