Source: Windows 8
quote: You and Motoman are way off base here.
quote: Metro should have bin from the start a option, and not bin pushed down the throat
quote: True.MS force-feeded Metro to all desktop so that developper find it lucrative to develop apps for it. Period.
quote: Well if MS did that, metro will suffer the same fate as windows media center in windows 7. .... MS will treat touch based interface equally to mouse and keyboard interface.
quote: will make it more difficult for devices like Asus TF100
quote: Same as HTPC that struggled to attract a wider user-base.
quote: Are you seriously comparing a UI with a application?
quote: lease people, don’t knock it till you’ve tried it. Use a hybrid device for once. Such device is only possible because of windows 8. Asus transformer TF 100 is such a great device. Vaio flip too (I know this from experience). Those are devices that only OS like windows 8 can accommodate.
quote: Metro is a solution to a problem that didn't exist.
quote: Now, keep in mind that not all computing devices are the same. A UI like Metro makes all the sense in the world on a tablet or phone. These touch-driven, consumption-based devices are well served by that type of UI. That's where this UI belongs.
quote: It's hilarious that you call people stupid yet don't understand this simple fact even tho it's in the article.. who are we kidding, you didn't read the article.
quote: Fact are facts, and this is the fact of this matter: Metro is a solution to a problem that didn't exist
quote: Fact are facts, and this is the fact of this matter: Metro is a solution to a problem that didn't exist. The traditional Start menu and desktop is the optimal form for organization of programs on a desktop or laptop PC.
quote: Don't you apologists ever get tired of being so demonstrably and categorically wrong about Windows 8?
quote: Why in the sam hell would I want to mash those together when I do different things on those different platforms
quote: Lenovo is the only company that manages to increase their PC sales in the past few years, and they have the most extensive hybrid lineup.
quote: It is better not because it is familiar. It is better because it is hierarchical. Most I know that use Windows 8 agree.
quote: If you know where something is, then burying it in a hierarchy is a waste of time.
quote: "Do you like your desk to be 1D hierarchical or a 2D freeform space? How about your bookshelf? If you know where something is, then burying it in a hierarchy is a waste of time."
quote: On Microsoft's "tick/tock" cycle
quote: Hot corners
quote: admin menu
quote: no more power/resource wasting aero
quote: [The reason for this approach is that] a single person often wears different masks. When I'm working, I'm a power user. After a long day though, I may want something more casual - especially after a joint or a couple beers. The ability to flip between the two spaces was something we valued.
quote: 90% of the time, you shouldn't have to enter the start menu anyway to launch a program. Your main programs should be pinned to your task bar for faster access.
quote: "He goes on to compare previous versions of Windows, including the highly successful Windows 7, to a "rented tuxedo""
quote: "90% of the time, you shouldn't have to enter the start menu anyway to launch a program"
quote: your computer illiterate little sister
quote: The demographic that we're targeting with Metro apps don't juggle many apps simultaneously. For the ones that do, we have the desktop.