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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Comment by ilovebeer
by ilovebeer on Sun 26th Feb 2012 17:18 UTC
ilovebeer
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2011-08-08

The only thing I've seen metro bring to a desktop so far is loss of control, loss of capability, loss of efficient use of space, loss of productivity, and loss of interest. Hopefully that will all change but then again my opinion hasn't been formed from first-hand experience with metro so, .......

Regardless, I fail to see why some people think this is an elegant ui for desktops.

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RE: Comment by ilovebeer
by bassbeast on Mon 27th Feb 2012 01:06 in reply to "Comment by ilovebeer"
bassbeast Member since:
2007-11-11

If you don't know yet they are releasing consumer preview of Win 8 free to all in 3 days, fire up a VM and try it yourself. I tried the Dev preview and showed it to over 200 customers and so far not a single one liked it, not one. they all say it looks like a cell phone shoehorned onto a desktop and I have to agree.

Me I'll try Metro and consumer preview simply because I have no choice but keep current but I'll be sticking with Win 7 until 2020. I have already thought ahead and bought me a new Win 7 netbook and maxed out my PC so I shouldn't need to upgrade on account of hardware. Batten down the hatches folks and give Win 8 a try in 3 days and remember this is the "90% complete" version you WILL see on machines in Oct, yuck.

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