Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 10th Jul 2013 15:03 UTC
Windows I have a Surface RT tablet. I bought it because I'm a Windows Phone user, and despite its major flaws, I still hate WP much less than I hate its competitors. As such, it made sense to me that I would like the Surface RT as well - I mean, my favourite UI on a tablet? Count me in! It should come as no surprise by now that Windows RT was a major disappointment, so now that the Windows 8.1 preview is here, did Microsoft address any of the major problems?
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RE[3]: Spot on
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 11th Jul 2013 10:22 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Spot on"
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since there are no drop-shadows, animations, superimpositions, layering of windows, click-to-focus,

You really have no clue about Metro. Metro is far more '3D' than previous versions of Windows, and it's got about a million more animations than other systems too.

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RE[4]: Spot on
by Nelson on Thu 11th Jul 2013 11:23 in reply to "RE[3]: Spot on"
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A trend I see in most comments on this story. Perception is a funny thing.

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RE[4]: Spot on
by Yagami on Sat 13th Jul 2013 06:45 in reply to "RE[3]: Spot on"
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really ... its a square with one color and in 2D.

just because you click on it and it "animates" doesnt make it "far more 3d than everything else".

afterstep in the 90's already swirled and animated the windows on maximize and minimize more than metro.

the 3d is on your mind ... on code probably is a <table> with blue background color <td>'s and some jquery animation on click ( i am improvising )

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RE[5]: Spot on
by Nelson on Sat 13th Jul 2013 11:31 in reply to "RE[4]: Spot on"
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What do you think 3D graphics are? An illusion. Have you done any graphics programming? Thjs is fucking ridiculous. The perspective transforms in Metro are definitely 3D transformations.

Furthermore, they've removed airspace issues between pure DX surfaces and UI surfaces to let them naturally interop (using DirectComposition which takes bitmaps from various APIs). So in other words you're talking nonsense.

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