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[2]: Where's the awesomeness?
by jptros on Sun 26th Feb 2012 14:12 UTC in reply to "RE: Where's the awesomeness?"
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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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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:,powerpoint,Edward_Tufte,wallpaper,kitt... ; this 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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