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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RE: Where's the awesomeness?
by moondevil on Sun 26th Feb 2012 13:41 UTC in reply to "Where's the awesomeness?"
moondevil
Member since:
2005-07-08

Well, if you 25' screens like some work colleges of mine, then there is lots of space to waste.

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RE[2]: Where's the awesomeness?
by jptros on Sun 26th Feb 2012 14:12 in reply to "RE: Where's the awesomeness?"
jptros Member since:
2005-08-26

I don't buy bigger monitors because I like bigger buttons and more padding. I buy bigger monitors with higher resolutions so that I can do and see more at one time. This whole attitude of wasting people's monitor real-estate with big fluffy objects on the screen really is quite annoying for those of that use our computers for doing work. It's not OK to waste my screen real-estate. It's really that simple. If we wanted the space of 1024x768 then we'd still be running that resolution on our monitors.

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

For most people "doing work" (and much more), resolution probably isn't about cramming maximum amount of information anymore (that actually can be easily harmful) - more about making it clean & clearly digestible (which includes even how nice the fonts look), this is the style & approach they prefer (and not only them - kinda related pic: http://www.kyon.pl/img/17243,powerpoint,Edward_Tufte,wallpaper,kitt... ; this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:VC10FlightDeck.jpg too wasn't very optimal, modern glass cockpits are an improvement, also because one can see less at a time, what is needed)

Edited 2012-03-04 22:50 UTC

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RE[2]: Where's the awesomeness?
by saso on Sun 26th Feb 2012 16:53 in reply to "RE: Where's the awesomeness?"
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2007-04-18

I do have a 27'' monitor at work and I tile it up into sections where I have all the relevant windows group together. I also use virtual desktops when I run out of screen space, but I would love to be able to have a big 50'' high-res screen across the wall to able to have all of my windows open and visible at the same time. With Win8's Metro theme I'm stuffed - mighty Microsoft says "no more than 2 windows for you!".

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RE[2]: Where's the awesomeness?
by cmost on Sun 26th Feb 2012 18:28 in reply to "RE: Where's the awesomeness?"
cmost Member since:
2006-07-16

I have a 27" screen! :-) I think if OS developers want to design their user interface for small touch tablets then they should mimic KDE and offer users a choice of interfaces. If you're on a traditional desktop or laptop system with larger screens and want a traditional desktop, then that should be an available choice. If you want a space efficient touch capable cell phone style interface for a tablet or netbook, then that should be another available choice. Trying to design a one size fits all interface for all scenarios just makes everyone frustrated and few people happy.

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LouisLePegue Member since:
2012-02-26

Waste ? Or new place for the future advertising...

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