Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 3rd Jun 2012 22:04 UTC
Windows So, I've been using the Windows 8 Release Preview since it came out, almost exclusively (except for work, since I'm obviously not going to rely on unfinished and untested software for that). I already knew I could get into Metro on my 11.6" ZenBook, but on my 24" desktop, things aren't looking as rosy. Here's an illustrated guide of the most pressing issues I run into, and five suggestions to address them. Instead of just complaining, let's get constructive.
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RE[2]: Comment by gmlongo
by Alfman on Mon 4th Jun 2012 00:37 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by gmlongo"
Alfman
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2011-01-28

UZ64,

"Ever wonder why newspapers are divided into so many narrow columns? Hell, even magazines for that matter? Think about it..."

You beat me to it!

When redshift said "Even if OS news were coded to take up the full screen.... I don't want 24" of it on my desktop." I was thinking the exact same thing.

Widescreen pages of non-wrapping text are extremely difficult to follow because the eyes begin loosing track of individual lines. The newspaper layout may seem somewhat arbitrary but it turns out to be much easier to read that way.

In any case, what's with all these prohibitions against letting users have a choice in the matter? Thom is right, these restrictions are insane particularly on large screen desktops. The reality is widescreens are useful specifically to place side by side. If the OS imposes such arbitrary restrictions as metro does, then it defeats the point in having a widescreen monitor in the first place.

Anyone taking bets on whether microsoft is going to jump out of the curtains on win8's release yelling "Surprise! We were just kidding guys, the look on all your faces is priceless. We really had you all going didn't we?"

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