Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 3rd Jun 2012 22:04 UTC
Windows So, I've been using the Windows 8 Release Preview since it came out, almost exclusively (except for work, since I'm obviously not going to rely on unfinished and untested software for that). I already knew I could get into Metro on my 11.6" ZenBook, but on my 24" desktop, things aren't looking as rosy. Here's an illustrated guide of the most pressing issues I run into, and five suggestions to address them. Instead of just complaining, let's get constructive.
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RE[6]: Comment by gmlongo
by xeoron on Mon 4th Jun 2012 01:10 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by gmlongo"
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Aero Snap still works on the desktop side. They just make multi-pane viewing side-by-side impossible for users in Metro, but maybe some one will make a Metro app that lets you see 1+x panes at a time.

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RE[7]: Comment by gmlongo
by Morgan on Mon 4th Jun 2012 01:17 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by gmlongo"
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Well, that was my point, that Snap is not applicable to the Metro interface. Basically, one would have to constantly switch between fullscreen Metro and the legacy desktop just to get certain tasks done, which degrades the workflow.

I wish Microsoft would either give us a fixed Metro that allows for tiling apps, or give us a Metro-free "legacy-only" desktop option. Sadly they have already affirmed that neither will happen.

I really, truly hope that Microsoft will only release Windows 8 for touchscreen devices (whether x86/64 or ARM based) and keep shipping Windows 7 on traditional desktops and laptops for a few years. That seems like the only sensible course of action to me. I'm afraid that ship has sailed though.

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