Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 17th Sep 2011 00:18 UTC
Windows In the article on Windows 8, I already mentioned that in order to demonstrate the viability of Metro for something other than Facebook and Twitter, Microsoft should come up with a Metro interface for Microsoft Office - one that doesn't leave out 90% of Office's features. Well, Microsoft has hinted that they are, indeed, working on Metro Office. In addition, it turns out Microsoft isn't entirely sure to how to address the issue if legacy applications on ARM.
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RE: Metro Interface Sucks
by kedwards on Sat 17th Sep 2011 02:38 UTC in reply to "Metro Interface Sucks"
kedwards
Member since:
2009-04-25

There are two ways to shut down:

1. Move your mouse over to the start menu, select settings and on the right hand side the settings panel will appear and select power and there you can select reset, shut down or sleep.

2. On the legacy desktop press Alt + F4 and it will give you options to log off, switch user, shut down, restart or sleep.

Hope that helps.

Edited 2011-09-17 02:39 UTC

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RE[2]: Metro Interface Sucks
by spinnekopje on Sat 17th Sep 2011 09:44 in reply to "RE: Metro Interface Sucks"
spinnekopje Member since:
2008-11-29

Move your mouse over to the start menu, select settings and on the right hand side the settings panel will appear and select power and there you can select reset, shut down or sleep.


To translate that to the average user: ask someone who knows it and write it down, so you can find it again in the future.
Please make it easy, not more difficult. That would save me a lot of time explaining people how to do a lot of simple tasks on their computer.

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RE[2]: Metro Interface Sucks
by mrstep on Sun 18th Sep 2011 03:41 in reply to "RE: Metro Interface Sucks"
mrstep Member since:
2009-07-18

Hahahaha. "Move your mouse over to the start menu, select settings and on the right hand side the settings panel will appear and select power and there you can select reset, shut down or sleep."

So back on XP, it was a lot more complex - click 'Start' and then select 'Turn Off Computer...'. Admittedly, the 'Start' thing made no sense then and still doesn't, but geez, it's like every iteration is an exercise in making things worse instead of thinking of ways to improve it.

Ballmer needs to be go ASAP. Every idiotic laugh of his just puts Windows further behind where it needs to be. A new marketing push for TabletPC under the guise of Windows8 isn't going to suddenly turn a decade of crap into gold.

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