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 trev on Sun 26th Feb 2012 16:55 UTC in reply to "blows away my patience"
trev
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This is the problem I have with a lot of the changes Gnome3, Unity, etc. I'll be honest I haven't looked much at win8 or metro but as you pointed out there is a big loss of functionality and efficiency. I must be in the minority but for me I still need to get work done efficiently on my computer. It is more tool than artwork for me something that seems to be lost on lots of GUI designers these days.

I don't mind change as long as it doesn't decrease efficiency but just to have a new look with zing is not enough for me. When they make it more useful then I will be wowed. I've already been away from the windows world long enough to have trouble finding what I need and to be honest I see no increase in functionality for all the shuffling of icons they've done.

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