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 Kroc
by Kroc on Sun 26th Feb 2012 17:27 UTC
Kroc
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2005-11-10

It’s nice, but I just have to laugh at the Skype one.

Idealism is great and all, but reality is why Skype doesn’t already look like that. Skype need to make money. Having an app that looks and works that simple is nice, but it doesn't generate money; where in that interface is the adverts? Where is the Facebook integration and all the visual junk thrown in to justify the brand?

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RE: Comment by Kroc
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Mon 27th Feb 2012 04:29 in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Microsoft bought skype. They can suck off windows revenues. At least they should, if its included as part of Windows. If they do it correctly ( and Apple is stupid enough to let them play on their platform, they could own the video chat platform. IF they add too many ads, well, then they end up as popular as Aol Instant Messenger.

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