Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 26th Feb 2012 11:39 UTC, submitted by RichterKuato
Windows Metro is beautiful and elegant. It works wonders on my HTC HD7, and I'm pretty darn sure it's going to work just many wonders on tablets later this year. However, Microsoft also expects us to use Windows 8's Metro on our desktops with mice and keyboards - and in that scenario, I can't really see it work any wonders. The Verge user Sputnik8 decided to see what Metro would look like applied to a more regular desktop. The results are... Stunning.
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RE: blows away my patience
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 26th Feb 2012 13:03 UTC in reply to "blows away my patience"
Thom_Holwerda
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Did you see the Explorer interface? Yes, beautiful, but not very nice in practice: no tree view or tabs or other way to navigate your directory tree, no means to copy or delete files, just a nice-to-look-at dumbed-down interface. I guess that is the future of computing; the Gnome guys would love it too.

With such GUIs you are driven back to CLI.


I didn't mean a literal copy of this. This just shows us WHAT even a one-man army can do. Can you imagine what Microsoft can do, with all the detailed statistics they have on how people use their computers?

It's not this specific implementation that is a good idea - it's the concept in and of itself that's a good idea and would squash the fears I - and many others - have about using a tablet interface on a desktop.

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