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[2]: Nelson misses the point
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 5th Jun 2012 14:13 UTC in reply to "RE: Nelson misses the point"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

The thing is - Metro in and of itself a good idea on tablets, and maybe as an optional extra on laptops. For desktops, however, it would have made far more sense to offer an extended, desktop-oriented version of Metro, with proper windowing and multitasking, a proper dock/taskbar, etc - and keep classic the way it is now.

This would have made far more sense.

Edited 2012-06-05 14:19 UTC

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nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

This so far has been the general response which complicates things for Windows 8 defenders who keep trolling their "fear of change" line. Metro is fine on a touch screen but ripping out the start menu and forcing you into Metro is idiotic.

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RE[3]: Nelson misses the point
by hoak on Wed 6th Jun 2012 01:01 in reply to "RE[2]: Nelson misses the point"
hoak Member since:
2007-12-17

Metro on the Windows desktop should be an application that runs Metro applications in a Windows...

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