Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 11th Mar 2012 22:21 UTC
Windows And thus, Microsoft bites itself in its behind with Metro. As you all surely know by now, the Metro environment in Windows 8, and its accompanying applications, need to follow a relatively strict set of rules and regulations, much like, say, applications on iOS. For one type of application, Metro has already proven to be too restrictive and limited: web browsers. Microsoft has had to define a separate application class [.docx] - aside from Metro and desktop applications - just to make third party web browsers possible for Windows 8.
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Win8 resembles GNOME Shell
by Jason Bourne on Mon 12th Mar 2012 02:47 UTC
Jason Bourne
Member since:
2007-06-02

A few resemblances:

- If you open many tiles, they get grouped as workspaces by your left corner. (gnome's on right).

- Start Menu is a hot corner down left corner. (gnome's hot corner is same side but up).

- If you start the tiles, you get the to be with no task bar of any other info, but only the mono application envinroment filling all the screen (gnome leaves the top bar).

Well, seems like Microsoft also wants to SHOOT its own foot in favour of mobile mania.

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RE: Win8 resembles GNOME Shell
by orestes on Mon 12th Mar 2012 11:42 in reply to "Win8 resembles GNOME Shell"
orestes Member since:
2005-07-06

Unfortunately where Gnome 3 holds together as a cohesive whole Win 8 looks and feels like the result of Scotty being drunk at the transporter controls. Metro itself is so 1.0 it hurts.

There's also the fact that when MS picks a direction, you're stuck with it sooner or later unless you can leave the platform entirely. OTOH, if Gnome 3 really pisses you off there's only half a billion other WMs and DEs under the sun to choose from, adapt, fork, rewrite, or otherwise bend to your will.

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Jason Bourne Member since:
2007-06-02

I'm using GNOME 3 for lack of a decent DE, really. Currently, I'm coping with it. Nothing major, but there's this bitter sweet taste all over this desktop dilemma across the internet and it makes people move away farther from Linux.

Let's see how 3.4 goes. As far as I am concerned, neither KDE or XFCE are really productive.

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