Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 26th Feb 2012 11:39 UTC, submitted by RichterKuato
Windows Metro is beautiful and elegant. It works wonders on my HTC HD7, and I'm pretty darn sure it's going to work just many wonders on tablets later this year. However, Microsoft also expects us to use Windows 8's Metro on our desktops with mice and keyboards - and in that scenario, I can't really see it work any wonders. The Verge user Sputnik8 decided to see what Metro would look like applied to a more regular desktop. The results are... Stunning.
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I've thought it before....
by minifig404 on Sun 26th Feb 2012 13:22 UTC
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...And I'll think it again: TILING WINDOW MANAGER.

Really, Microsoft should just get over themselves and make a full-blown tiling window manager already. They've pretended to do something similar for two UI concepts now. Everything old is new again...

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v RE: I've thought it before....
by Zifre on Sun 26th Feb 2012 13:51 in reply to "I've thought it before...."
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Yes, this is why I love Metro. It's 2012 and we still use overlapping windows. Am I the only one who sees a problem with this? I would like a little more flexibility in size ratios and the possibility to have multiple stacked secondary windows, but overall I think Metro is heading in the right direction with window management (for regular users and power users alike).

Hm, -2 just for that ...Metro (or simply just MS?) hate machine is strong, it seems.

Anyway, there were many similar reactionaries with DOS -> GUI, or with subsequent revisions of the latter ...often probably defending, at next step, what they previously lamented.

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RE: I've thought it before....
by vaette on Sun 26th Feb 2012 21:57 in reply to "I've thought it before...."
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Windows 1.0 was tiling and didn't sell that well, maybe Microsoft still remembers that? ;)

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