Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 16th Jun 2012 17:52 UTC
Windows Adrian Kingsley-Hughes pens a rant on Windows 8, calling it 'awful': "I'm now ready to sum up my Windows 8 experience with a single word: awful. I could have chosen a number of other words - terrible, horrible, painful and execrable all spring to mind - but it doesn't matter, the sentiment is the same." I've been using Windows 8 Release Preview on both my ZenBook and my regular desktop since its release, and here's my short review: "I like it." Issues a-plenty, but for what is essentially a 1.0 release - not bad. It's a hell of a lot better than other releases which were similar in scope (Mac OS X 10.0, KDE 4.0).
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RE[3]: Not again
by Dave_K on Mon 18th Jun 2012 01:48 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Not again"
Dave_K
Member since:
2005-11-16

IF multiple windows is essential for your workflow, then use the desktop. What's your problem?


I was responding to a comment praising Metro as the future of the Windows user interface, stating that it was more efficient at dealing with information, and calling on Microsoft to break the desktop paradigm.

I did actually quote from the post I was responding to, so I'm not sure how you missed that context.

Also, you're assuming that the desktop will always be around on Windows. There's some indication that Microsoft see it as a legacy component to eventually be replaced with Metro and its apps. Obviously that's a concern for those of us who use Windows and value the traditional desktop.

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RE[4]: Not again
by Nelson on Mon 18th Jun 2012 04:14 in reply to "RE[3]: Not again"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

So you can be forward thinking on the Desktop but not on Metro?

You say that in the future the Desktop will be depreciated.

Don't you think that'd coincide with improvements to Metro? Its not this static thing that is set in stone. I imagine there will be a host of well thought out improvements.

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