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[4]: Forcing Myself
by WereCatf on Thu 31st May 2012 17:29 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Forcing Myself"
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I don't understand this:

"Secondly, I simply juggle between a whole bunch of open windows constantly and often I have to see 4 windows simultaneously, ie. Metro simply wouldn't work at all for my needs."

How is it any different with W8? I have up to 15 windows open at a time... Eclipse, server window, SQL Developer, MYSQL Workbench, other editors, etc.

It's no different from W7?

As I said, I was talking about Metro, ie. if the applications I used were Metro-applications. That is again in relation to the usefulness of Metro as a new concept: it doesn't provide me any benefit, only hindrance, and thus I'll be sticking to the "regular old desktop."

I'm not lambasting Windows 8 per se, I'm only questioning the usefulness of forcing Metro on people even when the old-style desktop would suit them better.

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RE[5]: Forcing Myself
by Tuishimi on Thu 31st May 2012 17:35 in reply to "RE[4]: Forcing Myself"
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Ah! I get it now. Basically Metro, at this stage, is rather useless and desktop app integration is lacking.

Now I understand where you are coming from. I just wasn't clear on what you were concerned about.

Still... OS's are changing. I started out on VT-52's and VT-100's... then X-Windows, Motif, Mac OS, Windows v1... things have changed a LOT since then. Tho' in many ways nothing has changed.

When I was in college they still had punch card machines. ;)

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RE[6]: Forcing Myself
by _txf_ on Thu 31st May 2012 19:53 in reply to "RE[5]: Forcing Myself"
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Ah! I get it now. Basically Metro, at this stage, is rather useless and desktop app integration is lacking.

The real problem here is that it isn't a case of "at this stage". It appears as if MS is declared the desktop obsolete and will not do anything else to further integrate the two.

There are loads of obvious ways that they could have better integrated the two, but instead chose not to. This clearly indicates their direction..

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