Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 10th Jul 2013 15:03 UTC
Windows I have a Surface RT tablet. I bought it because I'm a Windows Phone user, and despite its major flaws, I still hate WP much less than I hate its competitors. As such, it made sense to me that I would like the Surface RT as well - I mean, my favourite UI on a tablet? Count me in! It should come as no surprise by now that Windows RT was a major disappointment, so now that the Windows 8.1 preview is here, did Microsoft address any of the major problems?
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Spot on
by ronaldst on Wed 10th Jul 2013 18:49 UTC
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2005-06-29

* Too gesture heavy UI. (Some are nice but the app selection panel on a tablet isn't very intuitive)
* Auto-hide panels. (Computer UI designers' sin)
* Horrible colour choices.
* Lifeless UI. (the log in screen also lacks visual feedback)
* Buggy Metro apps. (The stable one is MetroIE)
* Most people were expecting the default Xbox music app.
* DLNA doesn't work for the music/photo/video apps.
* Where's the Metro version of Halo 4? I see only web games like Oiseaux fâchés and other time wasters. Why limit Metro at smartphone games?
* Why couldn't Microsoft bring their WP7 email app to Windows 8? * All that time I wasted fixing Winmail (Vista) to get back access to ISP emails...

I figure most people at Microsoft never use Metro apps in their daily lives. Other than MetroIE.

Metro is awesome. The foundation is strong. It doesn't matter if no one is using it. So much functionality was sacrificed. It's sad. And all the blame rests upon the Windows team.

I believe that Windows 8 was shipped too early and needed another 3 months of polishing. Especially the Metro part.

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