Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 31st May 2012 12:24 UTC
Windows "Microsoft has been furiously ripping out legacy code in Windows 8 that would have enabled third parties to bring back the Start button, Start Menu, and other software bits that could have made this new OS look and work like its predecessor. In fact, I've seen that several well-known UI hacks that worked fine with the Windows 8 Consumer Preview are no longer functional in the coming Release Preview. And those with hopes that Microsoft would allow businesses, at least, to boot directly to the desktop should prepare for disappointment. That feature not only isn't happening, it's being removed from Windows Server 12 (Windows 8's stable mate) as well." When you buy a new machine later this year, you will use Metro, an environment wholly inferior, incomplete, and not at all ready to replace the traditional desktop in any way, shape, or form. Whether you like it or not.
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RE: Interesting..
by Gone fishing on Thu 31st May 2012 13:31 UTC in reply to "Interesting.."
Gone fishing
Member since:
2006-02-22

Hard to see what this has to do with Unity.

I also find it hard to see how Unity damages productivity, I use it multitasking and find it productive easy to swap between applications etc. Also Unity doesn't effect what Linux applications you can use - I believe Metro will not run older Windows Apps.

Also if you don't Like Unity it is trivially easy to install a different DM (although you are loosing out in my opinion), I believe this also isn't the case with Windows.

If Metro is as good as Unity MS has little to worry about.

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RE[2]: Interesting..
by UltraZelda64 on Thu 31st May 2012 20:50 in reply to "RE: Interesting.."
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

The only way I could see Unity, GNOME Shell and Metro not harming your productivity is if you're not very productive with a computer to begin with.

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RE[3]: Interesting..
by Gone fishing on Thu 31st May 2012 21:07 in reply to "RE[2]: Interesting.."
Gone fishing Member since:
2006-02-22

The only way I could see Unity, GNOME Shell and Metro not harming your productivity is if you're not very productive with a computer to begin with.


If your productive computer user you'll be productive with any system.

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RE[2]: Interesting..
by Yoko_T on Sat 2nd Jun 2012 16:58 in reply to "RE: Interesting.."
Yoko_T Member since:
2011-08-18

Hard to see what this has to do with Unity.

I also find it hard to see how Unity damages productivity, I use it multitasking and find it productive easy to swap between applications etc. Also Unity doesn't effect what Linux applications you can use - I believe Metro will not run older Windows Apps.

Also if you don't Like Unity it is trivially easy to install a different DM (although you are loosing out in my opinion), I believe this also isn't the case with Windows.

If Metro is as good as Unity MS has little to worry about.


The fact you are defending garabage like Unity and Gnome3 along with Metro shows who is the real loser here...

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