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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The Upside
by hoak on Wed 6th Jun 2012 19:16 UTC
hoak
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The upside of all of this is virtually all the Pundits even those like Foley, Thurrott and Dvorak that butter their bread with pro Microsoft journalism think Microsoft has truly 'screwed the pooch' with Metro on the desktop.

This will mean either a complete rethink of Metro as workstation (and server) user interface, perhaps including some truly innovative TWM design and automation, or, if not, new players encroaching on Microsft's enterprise cash cow...

Either way it will be interesting news for OSnews as there are some colorful Players ready to step off the sidelines with interesting and compelling platforms, some public and visible, some that are going to be a real surprise if the timing is right and/or certain parties get involved.

One thing is certain: Windows 8/Metro as a desktop OS is a stinker...

=O)

Edited 2012-06-06 19:19 UTC

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RE: The Upside
by nt_jerkface on Fri 8th Jun 2012 00:51 in reply to "The Upside"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

The upside of all of this is virtually all the Pundits even those like Foley, Thurrott and Dvorak that butter their bread with pro Microsoft journalism think Microsoft has truly 'screwed the pooch' with Metro on the desktop.


Yea you would think that might be a wake-up call, and people have been pointing this out but Sinofsky & company (including Nelson) have chosen to dig in just like Baghdad Bob. Sinofsky will have to have his legs blown off by a tank shell before his ego even considers that he might be slightly off on this one.

Edited 2012-06-08 00:52 UTC

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