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[6]: How to fix Windows 8
by Dave_K on Wed 6th Jun 2012 14:11 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: How to fix Windows 8"
Dave_K
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Maybe Metro 1.0 isn't your cup of tea, or others here, but I'm confident with a few revisions and when the industry shift is in fuller swing, the doubters will come around.


Can you seriously not see how fundamentally limited and restrictive Metro's design is?

I think you're right that Microsoft intend to phase out the desktop -- that's certainly what their actions indicate -- but that doesn't mean that they'll significantly change Metro. To compare with the desktop for functionality it would need to be radically overhauled, not just tweaked.

You're acting as if it's just a matter of getting used to a different way of working, when really Metro massively reduces the GUI's flexibility. This isn't fear of change, it's an unwillingness to use something that makes many tasks much slower and less efficient.

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