Linked by Howard Fosdick on Sat 7th Jun 2014 00:53 UTC
Xfce Over the past several years, mobile devices have greatly influenced user interfaces. That's great for handheld users but leaves those of us who rely on laptops and desktops in the lurch. Windows 8, Ubuntu Unity, and GNOME have all radically changed in ways that leave personal computer users scratching their heads.

One user interface completely avoided this controversy: Xfce. This review takes a quick look at Xfce today. Who is this product for? Who should pass it by?
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RE: Windows 8 has a desktop
by TechGeek on Sun 8th Jun 2014 05:31 UTC in reply to "Windows 8 has a desktop"
TechGeek
Member since:
2006-01-14

Windows has a broken UI design. It is designed for both touch and non touch devices simultaneously. The problem is that you either are one or the other. If you are on a touch device, why should you have to switch to desktop to use a normal app? And for God's sake, if I am on a desktop with no touch, why can't you lock out metro? It is very jarring to have to pop back and forth between the two interfaces when trying to get work done.

EDIT: It seems you can come close to locking out metro using some third party tools. But still, why should you have to pay extra for it?

Edited 2014-06-08 05:35 UTC

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BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

I have a touch laptop running Win 8.1 here that begs to differ, I use the touchscreen often while using the keyboard. It works well.

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