Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Oct 2012 22:21 UTC
Windows Paul Allen, one of Microsoft's co-founders who left the company long ago, has posted on his blog about his experiences with Windows 8. He (surprise) likes it, but he does note a number of shortcomings and oddities - all of which are spot-on. However, he fails to address the core issue with Windows 8: it's forcing users to drill a small hole in the wall with a belt sander.
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Metro on the Desktop
by whitehornmatt on Thu 4th Oct 2012 08:39 UTC
whitehornmatt
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The multitasking is my main issue, I'm almost always running multiple apps at ones when I'm doing anything more than just web browsing.

And when I'm on the web, I'll have Zune open most of the time, playing music - often using the mini mode, to have the little set of controls in the corner of the screen.

Sure you could 'snap', but when I snap on Windows 7, it's 50/50 not 80/20 - I need code and design at the same time, or when I'm working on a paper, and need research and writing at the same time - it just doesn't work in Metro.

Please Microsoft - let me be productive - give me metro apps in Windows on the desktop, Zune is great - I'll put up with the new start menu (live tiles look good), but I don't want to be made less efficient just to upgrade my OS.

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