Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Jul 2012 23:39 UTC
Windows Ars Technica is running an interesting article about the Mail application on Windows 8. It's one of the first party Metro applications, and Ars' conclusion is that it's really, really not up to snuff - it can't even compare favourably to the mail application on Windows Phone. The sad thing is, however - this applies to virtually all Metro applications.
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RE: Yeah
by toast88 on Sat 14th Jul 2012 21:15 UTC in reply to "Yeah"
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I'm using it on a slate and occationally on my desktop, since I have to deal with it as a developer in the near future.

Basically, it's mostly a piece of crap, both technically and as a UI. It kinda works on the slate, but on the desktop, it's an absolutely nonsensical approach.

I have installed Windows 8 on a tablet as well and while Metro works quite nicely on the tablet with the touch interface, using the desktop on the tablet is a complete PITA.

On the other hand, using Metro on a desktop computer with a mouse and keyboard is completely braindead.

Seriously, what where those people at Microsoft thinking?

Super-all-in-one solutions were never successful in the past. Or do you still see many people driving around with amphicars?


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