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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Metro = Ugly
by Phloptical on Sun 26th Feb 2012 23:30 UTC
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The fonts are nice, that's about it. Too many boxes, too many colors. Make them start to blink and you have an epileptic's vision of Hell. I'll take Classic for me, thank you very much.

And of course a 'one-man design army' will be more productive than MS. Just like the most efficient form of government is a dictatorship. Designers at MS create and code based on committee and survey. They're given a list of to-do's, and thou-shalt-not's by the suits, a budget and timeframe to do it in, and mediocrity ensues. Welcome to Software as a Business Model-101. If it wasn't like that, it would be called Linux, everything would be free, and there would be 100 different products all doing exactly the same thing, in slightly different ways.

And don't worry mac-boys, your days of languishing in the design doldrums of corporate misery are soon coming. Now that your messiah has ascended into his place in the tech-god pantheon, the rule of the One will now be replaced by the rule of the Many. My bet is that the first change will be Flash coming to the iOS sooner, rather than later.

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