Yes, but why should that be a reason not to use a desktop? The only use I see for mobile things like tablets and smartphones, is if being able to access information on the road is more important for you than to be able to type properly.
In that case he won't need the desktop, at all. And I doubt he'll need to install a single additional application. No more looking through folders to find stuff, everything is shareable through the Metro applications.
Oh now I see, you were talking about the desktop UI, me about a desktop computer.
Well, my father knows nothing about Windows 8 but what I've told about him (it seems I'm the only one in my circle who knows it exits at all), so dislike by my father is completely due to my rant. But he likes XP a lot and knows I do as well, so that's why he hopes it stays alive for a long long time.
No more looking through folders to find stuff, everything is shareable through the Metro applications.
Could you clarify that one, how does Metro help finding files more easily? Or are you refering to finding programs?