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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by Coxy on Mon 27th Feb 2012 07:54 UTC
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Funny that so many people here think the design is nice... if this were an article about gnome shell everyone would be saying how crap it was ;)

As a scren designer, and with a critical eye, I can see the flaws with this. I think a lot of people here if they new anything about screen design could too.

This looks like the kind of thing that people who come up with who some experience with photoshop/illustrator but don't have much expereience in real world design. I'm sure MS had initial ideas similar to this but real world design constraints and the fact that non-computer nerds would have to use it got in the way...

Also I'm certain that people like Balmer had some say in the design of metro just because who he is in the company, not because he has any experience as a designer.

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