Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 19th Mar 2012 22:48 UTC
Windows "Microsoft will finish work on Windows 8 this summer, setting the stage for personal computers and tablets with the operating system to go on sale around October, according to people with knowledge of the schedule." Judging by the community preview, they've got a lot of work yet to do, like, you know, actually making it usable on non-touch devices. What I'm tying to say - pretty aggressive release schedule.
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RE[5]: Comment by orestes
by RRockMan on Tue 20th Mar 2012 14:25 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by orestes"
RRockMan
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2008-11-30

I asked where was all the cheering that @orestes pointed at, not the hating. The hating I'm seeing it all around, even here in a website born as a BeOS site, where I (a long-time BeOS user and fan) was accustomed to see innovative GUIs praised, and not despised.

Now, where would all the vocal and cheering fans of Metro hide on the net? I'm not seeing them.

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RE[6]: Comment by orestes
by phoenix on Tue 20th Mar 2012 14:43 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by orestes"
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2005-07-11

Probably because there aren't any "Metro on the desktop" fans to be found anywhere.

"Metro on a phone"? Supposedly awesome.

"Metro on a tablet"? I can see potential.

But "Metro on a desktop" is just bassackwards.

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RE[7]: Comment by orestes
by lucas_maximus on Tue 20th Mar 2012 19:07 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by orestes"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

I like it, therefore your brash statement is incorrect.

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RE[6]: Comment by orestes
by jbauer on Tue 20th Mar 2012 14:47 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by orestes"
jbauer Member since:
2005-07-06

I asked where was all the cheering that @orestes pointed at, not the hating. The hating I'm seeing it all around, even here in a website born as a BeOS site, where I (a long-time BeOS user and fan) was accustomed to see innovative GUIs praised, and not despised.


Metro may or may not be innovative, that's beside the point. The point is that is not adequate for a specific class of computing devices (traditional desktops) and yet is not optional there. That's why people, and I'm not even trying to quantify if we're talking some, many, or most, are upset.

It isn't that hard to understand, is it?

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RE[7]: Comment by orestes
by RRockMan on Wed 21st Mar 2012 10:37 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by orestes"
RRockMan Member since:
2008-11-30

The point is that I really don't see this "not optional" that you all see. In my view, having the classic desktop/wm means that Metro is optional. If it wouldn't be, you wouldn't have classic UI.

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RE[6]: Comment by orestes
by adinas on Wed 21st Mar 2012 07:34 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by orestes"
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2005-08-17

I guess there aren't any. lol. Anyway, I think you are misunderstanding the critique. Metro may be a great innovative GUI on a tablet and phone. I'll probably get a Metro tablet if I find one with good hardware/price. The problem is with it on a desktop. I just think it less good for a multi purpose computing experience with large screens. If MS were only coming out with this for tablets or on desktops but in not such an invasive way, I'm sure you would only be hearing cheers.

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RE[7]: Comment by orestes
by RRockMan on Wed 21st Mar 2012 10:38 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by orestes"
RRockMan Member since:
2008-11-30

Have you ever thought about the possible desktop/htpc advantage of Metro + Kinect? I think the two would marry very happily.

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