Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th Feb 2012 15:29 UTC
Windows I'm swamped with real-world work at the moment, so you'll have to settle for this quickie: the consumer preview for Windows 8 has been released. Go get it and report in what you find!
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Users target
by acobar on Wed 29th Feb 2012 20:56 UTC
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2005-11-15

It really looks like they took advices from designers working on press industry starting from late 90. Everything is so "clean" and full of space and the "sections" are clearly identified.

No doubt will be easier for the regular consumer target, the computer illiterate mass, to spend time "consuming" content or posting things on social networks from their tablets and touch computers, I guess.

For pros it is a waste of real state and I hope the pro version will not follow the same design guides.

As for people comparing it to gnome, I think the gnome developers forgot what is/are their public target: geeks. developers and system administrators. And they are a loud crowd the need/use lots of things concurrently on their desktop.

Edited 2012-02-29 20:57 UTC

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RE: Users target
by modmans2ndcoming on Thu 1st Mar 2012 02:21 in reply to "Users target"
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2005-11-09

what is a waste of real estate? the start screen?

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RE[2]: Users target
by l3v1 on Thu 1st Mar 2012 08:49 in reply to "RE: Users target"
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2005-07-06

what is a waste of real estate? the start screen?


Well, my answer to that is: heeeelll yeaaahhh! Seriously... On a desktop, it just doesn't make any sense. Also, try to install 20-30 non-metro apps and see how it will look... unbelievable.

I'm hoping some 3rd party fellas will quickly make shell replacements available so we can ditch the metro junk.

I only use Windows for [most of my] development at work, but if W8 will remain as it looks now, I'm going to stick with W7 for a long time (since full switch to linux is unfortunately a no-go).

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