Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 14th Sep 2011 22:20 UTC
Windows This is mandatory listening and watching material for understanding the design methodology and ideas behind the Metro interface in Windows 8 (and thus, Windows Phone 7). All this sounds great in theory, and Jensen Harris, one of the minds behind Metro, is clearly passionate about it - and I love people who are passionate about their work. It's just that to me, the Metro UI doesn't seem to work very well for actual work. I want window management! I'm taking all this into account for an article on Metro in the Developer Preview. Stay tuned.
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Comment by marcp
by marcp on Thu 15th Sep 2011 08:32 UTC
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I can't find the words to describe how much i dislike this whole Metro concept. It it terribly inconvienient, counterintuitive, slow, childish [Fisher Price comes to mind, just like with XP Luna] and it breaks the whole lot of habits.
First of all - it is a TABLET UI. How many of us actually own a tablet? [PC-users]. I'd say not much.
Even though they try to force this Metro thing upon the whole world. Terrible.
Sometimes I'm really glad I dropped Microsoft OS scene some years ago.

Edited 2011-09-15 08:38 UTC

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