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[4]: Comment by gmlongo
by zima on Mon 4th Jun 2012 07:50 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by gmlongo"
zima
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high-res 16:10 screens [...] succumbing to inferior [...] "high definition" 16x9 displays

Such really high res (more than 1080p, I presume) screens were always "succumbing" to "inferior" types - in the past to much more inferior types, actually.

The situation is much better than it used to be; be happy that the "HD" means widespread popularisation of quite high res screens, that you can have them very inexpensively, funded by economies of scale (which also makes large multimon setups much more accessible; plus if one monitor in such setup is rotated 90 degrees...).

And if you want to go higher than that - well, such screens were always hard to come by, and expensive. So pay up, don't expect people "subsidizing" those just yet - they're happy with HD, so that's what production is geared for.
Alternatively, wait a short decade or so... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UHDTV (but I bet some will still be complaining in a similar way)

Edited 2012-06-04 07:51 UTC

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