by Jonathan Rothwell

[LINK] Windows 8 on the desktop: an odd hybrid

Peter Bright at Ars Technica reports from the “not a surprise at all” department on the odd fudge of Metro and desktop applications in Windows 8.

The bad news is that the various pieces of the operating system do not in fact mesh together smoothly; the seams, especially between the Metro and legacy interfaces, remain obvious and jarring. For desktop users, the experience remains decidedly mixed.