Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 14th Sep 2011 22:20 UTC
Windows This is mandatory listening and watching material for understanding the design methodology and ideas behind the Metro interface in Windows 8 (and thus, Windows Phone 7). All this sounds great in theory, and Jensen Harris, one of the minds behind Metro, is clearly passionate about it - and I love people who are passionate about their work. It's just that to me, the Metro UI doesn't seem to work very well for actual work. I want window management! I'm taking all this into account for an article on Metro in the Developer Preview. Stay tuned.
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RE: Metro 'does not work for work'
by Icaria on Thu 15th Sep 2011 08:36 UTC in reply to "Metro 'does not work for work'"
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I predict that upon taking delivery of their shiny new Windows 8 PC the first thing that the majority will do, will be to disable Metro. If MS decrees that you can't (in the released software) then I would have to say, they have totally lost it and no amount of chair throwing will put it right.


They've basically already done this. They might rethink it before RTMing Win8 but in the dev preview, the start menu takes you right back to Metro. They've already gutted a good part of the explorer shell - not to imply that the explorer shell was ever good.

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