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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Like information appliance, only worse
by Verenkeitin on Mon 4th Jun 2012 17:28 UTC
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Ah the single task fantasy of Jeff Raskin is alive and well. Too bad it's only been observed in usability labs.

Raskin pipe dreamed a world where you have one computer just for email, another for web browser, yet another for spreadsheets and so on ad infinitum. Each one of these 'information appliances' would be designed to do just one thing well, all the way from hardware to GUI.

Maybe that's what Microsoft is trying to do. Only without bothering to do anything properly. They want you to buy a separate computer with a Metro license for every one of your tasks.


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