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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I found the described workflow in this comment: on Reddit pretty interesting. Particularly how they setup the start screen: Other than using it as a launcher for desktop applications and using a weather live tile, Metro is ignored. I can image this working as well or even better than the archaic start menu when some time is taken to getting used to it and using the keyboard more than the mouse.

Still, a big problem is that Microsoft seems intent to eventually move away from the desktop for all applications, including productivity. So please Microsoft, show some decently complex productivity app examples instead of just a dozen RSS readers or a dashboard mockup of Dynamics (still only showing pretty data).

Edited 2012-06-04 07:44 UTC

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