Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 14th Mar 2012 22:20 UTC
Windows "With Windows 8 and its radically redesigned Metro interface, Microsoft is offering software developers a new set of challenges and opportunities. Rather than reusing tactics from building for previous versions of desktop Windows, developers are creating applications in the style introduced on Windows Phone, and making them work across the larger screens of multitouch tablets and keyboard-and-mouse-driven PCs. With the Windows 8 Consumer Preview out, many developers have already built preview versions of the apps they plan to offer Windows 8 tablet and PC users. We spoke with the creators of Photobucket's Windows 8 application to get their take on the Metro development process."
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RE[2]: Very good article
by RRockMan on Mon 19th Mar 2012 04:53 UTC in reply to "RE: Very good article"
RRockMan
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You talk from your experience, but is that experience comparable to the one you have on the classic desktop? Very far from it. And in fact you don't talk about the various key and mouse bindings of the Metro interface.

Plus, are you aware that you're putting a 1 vs 1 comparison for two GUIs that are not competing?

And look at the votes to the comment! Your comment having 7 votes and mine having -1 is a clear signal that I was right in the assessment: it's all a fanboy mechanism in place. Fanboys who see their product threatened. And don't see that their reaction is the only thing threatening it for real... Oh well, let's see in a few years what the same people will say.
And speaking of years: we all have years of experience with the classic desktop, 0 experience with the Metro UI. How could we compare the systems (and most of all their "functionality", which here translated very much into "being mechanically accustomed") without bias, unless, well... Trying to take this fact in consideration, something which nobody does?

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