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What prevents complex apps using Metro
by MacMan on Tue 22nd May 2012 01:42 UTC
MacMan
Member since:
2006-11-19

One can write Metro apps using any .net language or C++.

You can use DirectX in a Metro app:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/hh465077.aspx

So, whats to prevent writing a complex app, like say blender:
http://www.blender.org/features-gallery/features/

Blender is essentially a full screen app, does not use "traditional" windows style menus, and is a fairly complex app. Does anybody even use blender non-maximised???

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1c3d0g Member since:
2005-07-06

And how the f*ck am I supposed to be using my IRC, e-mail client, browser, music player, torrent downloader etc. when I can't even multi-task properly?

Microsoft and everyone else with their shitty pro-Metro stance can say what they want, but you just cannot answer a simple damned question.

No thanks. Power users who want to get real, serious work done will stick with Windows 7, and most will definitely just switch to another platform. Enough with this toy interface bullsh!t.

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Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Nothing in WinRT functionally prevents this. Wtf are you talking about.

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MollyC Member since:
2006-07-04

And how the f*ck am I supposed to be using my IRC, e-mail client, browser, music player, torrent downloader etc. when I can't even multi-task properly?

Microsoft and everyone else with their shitty pro-Metro stance can say what they want, but you just cannot answer a simple damned question.

No thanks. Power users who want to get real, serious work done will stick with Windows 7, and most will definitely just switch to another platform. Enough with this toy interface bullsh!t.


You're showing your ignornace with that comment.

Oh, spare me the "power user" crap. One thing I've come to understand recently is that self-proclaimed "power users" are probably the whiniest babies on the planet. And ironically, "power users" tend to spew the most ignorant nonsense when it comes to tech. I guess it's because they think they know everything and so tend to make authoritative statements more than others. Self-proclaimed "power users" aren't nearly as "tech savvy" as they claim to be.

"Power users". lol Give me a break. lol

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bert64 Member since:
2007-04-23

The windows interface has always been very poor for heavy multitaskers anyway... No virtual workspaces, apps geared up to run maximized, crude ways like alt-tab for switching apps, limited space to display currently running apps.

I typically have 10 virtual workspaces, any of which can be accessed instantly with alt+number, all of which have several apps laid out in them ready to use and i remember which number corresponds to which use.

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

And how the f*ck am I supposed to be using my IRC, e-mail client, browser, music player, torrent downloader etc.
[...]
Power users who want to get real, serious work done

Making impression of serious work, you mean? ;)

most will definitely just switch to another platform

Yeah, most, just like Vista... (or with DOS to Win shift - the first two releases of the latter were also "pushed")

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