Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 14th Apr 2013 18:22 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Windows You can say what you will about Windows Phone and Windows 8's Metro interface (I refuse to drop that name) - it's inefficient, unpopular, cumbersome, beautiful, ugly, organised, clean, limiting - but there's one thing we can all agree on: it's unique and distinctive. CNet has published a profile of Microsoft's Albert Shum, the man behind Metro, and he highlights what I think is at the very core of Microsoft's problems in mobile right now.
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RE: Weasel Words Much?
by shotsman on Mon 15th Apr 2013 06:13 UTC in reply to "Weasel Words Much?"
shotsman
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You obviously have not seen the amount of advertising that MS has done in the UK for their latest OS. Lots on TV. Full page spreads in newspapers and magazines etc etc.

Just go into the main High St retailer (Currys/PC World) and all you will see is Windows 8 on show. It is very rare to find anyone using it.

KB shortcuts are all right is you are right handed.
METRO is a complete waste of time as far as I'm concerned (on the desktop). This move towards full screen everything is a real PITA (IMHO).

No one I know has a good word to say for it.

I will continue to use Windows 7. When I can't do so any longer than it will be time for me to say 'bye-bye' to MS and I've been in Computing longer than MS has been a company. I will not use TIFKAM/METRO and there is not way anyone from MS can make me change my mind.

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