Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Oct 2012 22:21 UTC
Windows Paul Allen, one of Microsoft's co-founders who left the company long ago, has posted on his blog about his experiences with Windows 8. He (surprise) likes it, but he does note a number of shortcomings and oddities - all of which are spot-on. However, he fails to address the core issue with Windows 8: it's forcing users to drill a small hole in the wall with a belt sander.
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RE[2]: Comment by jigzat
by jigzat on Thu 4th Oct 2012 17:25 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by jigzat"
jigzat
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"current GUI's have become bloated full of unnecessary options and features that are nice but barely used.


Translation: Power users don't matter anymore, so let's cater to the masses by dumbing down the interface.

God forbid we actually come up with a solution that pleases everyone.
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Metro has a clear target that accounts for 91.7653% percent of power users (I'm kidding about the precise percentage) and the money is in their pockets.

"I'm a Mac OS X user by the way.


LOL, if you like Metro, that explains a lot.
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I'm also a software developer and that makes me a power user. The thing is that the Desktop will still be around as I said with the console, it is just another layer, but in my case I found myself using my "Desktop" mostly for work and for other stuff like email web surfing twitting I use my iPhone . The Desktop will not disappear, Microsoft will make it less and less attractive and it will lay down next to the console and the only one who will use it is us the new dinosaurs, as I said all the complains about Metro sound like my old teachers that loved the console and consider themselves power users.

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