Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 17th Sep 2011 00:18 UTC
Windows In the article on Windows 8, I already mentioned that in order to demonstrate the viability of Metro for something other than Facebook and Twitter, Microsoft should come up with a Metro interface for Microsoft Office - one that doesn't leave out 90% of Office's features. Well, Microsoft has hinted that they are, indeed, working on Metro Office. In addition, it turns out Microsoft isn't entirely sure to how to address the issue if legacy applications on ARM.
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Anyone an expert in everything?
by 3rdalbum on Sat 17th Sep 2011 07:38 UTC
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Is everyone here an expert in everything? Or an advanced user of everything?

Well, here's a newsflash for you. Not everyone actually has an interest in computers. Not everyone finds Windows or Linux as easy to use as you. Some people get frustrated when using a computer because it feels like there's too much complexity and it makes them feel inferior or uncertain because they don't really know too much about what they're doing.

I haven't used any Metro interface, but people have been complaining that it's "too dumbed-down", with the implication that "people should just learn as much about computers as I have".

That's a dumb point of view - sorry, but it is. If you don't like Metro, don't use it. You have that option. But by opposing its development you're trying to exclude people from being able to use computers. Metro could possibly help "computer-illiterate" people to actually accomplish more with their computers and feel more confident doing so.

To use an analogy, it's like insisting that everyone be made to drive manual transmission cars that require double-clutching and controlling the engine revs when changing gear, like they used to do in the olden days. Because anyone who can't do that is an iDiot and shouldn't be allowed to drive. Right? Oh, and get rid of that starter motor - hand cranking is good enough.

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