Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 31st May 2012 12:24 UTC
Windows "Microsoft has been furiously ripping out legacy code in Windows 8 that would have enabled third parties to bring back the Start button, Start Menu, and other software bits that could have made this new OS look and work like its predecessor. In fact, I've seen that several well-known UI hacks that worked fine with the Windows 8 Consumer Preview are no longer functional in the coming Release Preview. And those with hopes that Microsoft would allow businesses, at least, to boot directly to the desktop should prepare for disappointment. That feature not only isn't happening, it's being removed from Windows Server 12 (Windows 8's stable mate) as well." When you buy a new machine later this year, you will use Metro, an environment wholly inferior, incomplete, and not at all ready to replace the traditional desktop in any way, shape, or form. Whether you like it or not.
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RE[6]: Forcing Myself
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 31st May 2012 17:34 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Forcing Myself"
Thom_Holwerda
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I don't work with applications. I work with documents. I don't want to switch to Word - I want to switch to document_to_translate.docx. Or document_to_translate.NL.docx. Or termlist.xlsx. Or termlist_UPDATED.xlsx.

You're pretending that Metro is a replacement for the Start menu. It isn't. It's a replacement for the Explorer shell - with the old Explorer shell turned into an isolated application, with ZERO integration with Metro - i.e., you can't properly manage your desktop applications from within Metro. Metro does nothing but add additional clicks and hoop-jumping to make things more complicated.

Like I said - I like Metro, just not when I need to do something more complex than check Twitter or the weather.

Edited 2012-05-31 17:36 UTC

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