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[7]: Comment by gmlongo
by Nelson on Mon 4th Jun 2012 07:54 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by gmlongo"
Nelson
Member since:
2005-11-29

You're in Metro for the two seconds it takes you to type the name of the application you want, and hit enter.

The horror.

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RE[8]: Comment by gmlongo
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 4th Jun 2012 08:13 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by gmlongo"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

You're in Metro for the two seconds it takes you to type the name of the application you want, and hit enter.


Metro doesn't work that way. You're really not getting it. Metro is not just an application launcher - it's the desktop shell, the window manager, the UI. Everything begins and ends with Metro in Windows 8. You can't circumvent it, and as has been made abundantly clear by loads of people all over the web, Metro, as it currently stands, is not well-suited for serious workflows. You may not care about that, but we do.

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RE[9]: Comment by gmlongo
by Nelson on Mon 4th Jun 2012 08:16 in reply to "RE[8]: Comment by gmlongo"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

If the full screen aspect of it annoys you, you can largely avoid it.

I was commenting on the ridiculousness of complaining about being immersed in the Start Screen for the two seconds it takes you to type out the Application name you'd like to launch, and press enter.

Staying in Desktop Mode for a majority of the time means you hardly encounter the "annoying" aspects of Metro if you don't want to.

Arguing semantics aside, that is undeniably true.

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RE[8]: Comment by gmlongo
by hoak on Tue 5th Jun 2012 10:26 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by gmlongo"
hoak Member since:
2007-12-17

Nelson, your an imbecile; even if it was just two seconds to configure a setting, that's more then enough to bring many production environments to a screeching halt or worse, and is an impossible situation for deployments that require real time monitoring and control. A task switching interface is no more 'multi-tasking' for the User than the DOS real mode task-switchers were for multi-tasking for applications...

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RE[9]: Comment by gmlongo
by Nelson on Tue 5th Jun 2012 18:07 in reply to "RE[8]: Comment by gmlongo"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

It must be terrible, going around thinking you're knowledgeable. You poor thing.

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