What's still unclear, though, is whether people are actually using those apps on a regular basis and actually liking the changes. The fact that most people can find the desktop is great, but whether they find it convenient to get to and have fallen in love with the dual-sided OS is another question, one that might be trickier to answer.
In any case, it's interesting to see Microsoft's perspective in light of reportedly lukewarm reception so far. The final note from Microsoft's blog post, if we really read into it, seems to be a request not to judge Microsoft too harshly yet. "Windows 8 is a big, ambitious change and as I said, we're only just getting started," Reller said.
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