Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 21st Dec 2011 18:56 UTC
Windows Windows 8 will be one of the most significant releases for Microsoft ever, since it pretty much rethinks the entire graphical user interface. One of the problems I personally see with Metro is that it doesn't appear to be particularly conducive to getting actual work done. In an interview with The Verge, Microsoft design director Steve Kaneko confirmed that it's hard to adapt applications like Office to use Metro.
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Wait....Isn't this more like the Web?
by DarrkAssassin on Thu 22nd Dec 2011 16:19 UTC
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So I read a lot of people complaining about not being able to basically have control of the Window size. Yet I hear a lot about HTML 5 and the Web taking over. In reality the Web you have maybe one or two Windows viewing (side by side pages and multiple other tabs open). So if everything is moving to the Web with this type of windows......why is making desktop like that worst? The web itself does have challenge when moving from the desktop to web. Its like moving from legacy to metero. You just can't do a port. You have to reimagine it because going from one model to another with a direct port just doesn't work. I think Metero will work for Office. It just needs to be done differently.

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