Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 8th Jan 2013 23:27 UTC
Windows So, a rudimentary jailbreak for Windows RT made its way onto the web these past few days. Open source applications were ported right away, and it was confirmed that Windows RT is the full Windows - it's exactly the same as regular Windows, except that it runs on ARM. Microsoft responded to the jailbreak as well.
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RE[10]: Comment by saso
by adkilla on Wed 9th Jan 2013 13:38 UTC in reply to "RE[9]: Comment by saso"
adkilla
Member since:
2005-07-07

A receptionist at my workplace is now on a Windows 8 pilot and complains constantly about having to use keyboard shortcuts to switch between desktop to metro apps and then loose track about what she was doing. Previously, all she had to do was hover her mouse over the taskbar and click the right app to complete something as simple as copy/paste.

The reason I have found why most people use apps fullscreen are because of the puny screens with low res on mainstream PCs. How many laptop users have you seen using anything better than a 14" screen with a crappy 1366x768 res? How much improvement would that even be on a 15" desktop monitor at that res?

Unfortunately, gone are days of minimum 15" WUXGA displays all in the name of small cheap to manufacture HD displays. Feels like we've regressed to those godawful XGA displays of yesteryear.

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RE[11]: Comment by saso
by BluenoseJake on Wed 9th Jan 2013 16:28 in reply to "RE[10]: Comment by saso"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

I've got users with 24 inch monitors that do full screen, they love the monitors, still don't do window management.

They just don't see the benefits of it.

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RE[12]: Comment by saso
by Alfman on Wed 9th Jan 2013 17:59 in reply to "RE[11]: Comment by saso"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

BluenoseJake,

"I've got users with 24 inch monitors that do full screen, they love the monitors, still don't do window management."

Ok, but WIMP already has them covered too without eliminating functionality for the rest of us. With metro they've taken a one-size-fits all approach, but the premise is flawed; the desktop environment is extremely diverse both in terms of uses and use cases. By imposing a least common denominator approach across devices from tablets to 24inch desktops, it becomes a limiting factor for desktop users. Even for full screen apps I think throwing away context as metro does is a case of style over function.

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