Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Apr 2012 07:41 UTC
Windows While I was fast asleep, Microsoft unveiled the SKUs for Windows 8 - and we're in for a surprise. Yes, after years and years of fully deserved mockery for releasing 343 versions of each Windows release, the company has seen the light and reduced everything to just four - of which only two, Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro, will be freely available in stores.
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RE[3]: I'm getting old
by Ultimatebadass on Tue 17th Apr 2012 11:17 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I'm getting old"
Ultimatebadass
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When you are working with a tablet/touchscreen the size of everything in Metro makes it easier because fingers are not a precision pointing device. I get that. The mouse however IS a precision pointing device and it makes working with Metro start screen and apps a huge waste of movement and time. That they are trying to force-feed everyone this in a desktop oriented OS is in fact ridiculous.

The complete removal of the old start panel was the last straw for me - i think i could somehow live with it if they left that alone so I could work with the desktop without switching to the tiles every few minutes.

With fullscreen apps/metro you are either writing an email or reading a document or watching a video or starting another application. Every time you choose to switch to another task you loose the sight of everything else. You can sort of do a 1-3 split of your screen but it is no way as quick and comfortable as just moving the window around with a mouse or opening another program from the start menu.

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