Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 16th Jun 2012 17:52 UTC
Windows Adrian Kingsley-Hughes pens a rant on Windows 8, calling it 'awful': "I'm now ready to sum up my Windows 8 experience with a single word: awful. I could have chosen a number of other words - terrible, horrible, painful and execrable all spring to mind - but it doesn't matter, the sentiment is the same." I've been using Windows 8 Release Preview on both my ZenBook and my regular desktop since its release, and here's my short review: "I like it." Issues a-plenty, but for what is essentially a 1.0 release - not bad. It's a hell of a lot better than other releases which were similar in scope (Mac OS X 10.0, KDE 4.0).
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Kingsley-Hughs refuses to get that
by MollyC on Sun 17th Jun 2012 02:30 UTC
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the "desktop" paradigm is a very low-level paradigm, and it is going the way of the dodo, except for low-level tasks (just like command line console UIs, except those are even lower-level than the desktop paradign).

In fact, I think eventually it will only be used for IDEs, direct file manipulation (a low-level task), and the very detailed Control Panel (a very low-level thing; the higher level settings that most users care about are readily available in the Metro Charms bar). I think everything else, both consumption and production, will be handled by the higher-level UIs (like Metro).

And no, I don't think Metro is perfect at all. I think a 50/50 snap setting is definitely needed. As is a less rigid background-processing model.

Edited 2012-06-17 02:37 UTC

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