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Standard User jchamier
(knowledge is power) Sun 04-Mar-12 17:17:53
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Standard User MrTAToad2
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 04-Mar-12 19:25:07
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I dont see why both Metro and the current standard desktop are needed - surely having both just adds unwanted complexity to the operating system and increases the chance of bugs.

Removing the start button does seem to be a silly idea - the new area to bring up the shutdown/search etc facilities is quite small and could cause people problems.

It did run well in VirtualBox though.

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Standard User john2007
(legend) Sun 04-Mar-12 19:52:04
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Depends how you like working. I understand the metro apps are either full screen or half screen. Wouldn't suit me as if I'm actually working rather than playing I'd have multiple windows open on screen.

Metro is not a user interface I'd want to have at work. Okay for devices with limited screen space though.


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Standard User AEP
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 05-Mar-12 07:26:43
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An excellent article here from someone who has actually used Windows 8 for a while.
Standard User Andrue
(knowledge is power) Mon 05-Mar-12 10:16:10
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In reply to a post by AEP:
An excellent article here from someone who has actually used Windows 8 for a while.
So basically the good thing about Windows 8 is that it isn't Windowed?

The idea of 'one screen, one app' dates back to the 1980s. Oh well - it proves one of my key points about life. What goes around comes around. Command Line Interfaces rebounded a couple of years ago in the technical world so I suppose GUIs were next.

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Standard User DrTeeth
(knowledge is power) Mon 05-Mar-12 10:23:10
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Is your computer made for Windows8?

Thought not, nuff said

No such thing as 'made for windows8'.

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Standard User DrTeeth
(knowledge is power) Mon 05-Mar-12 10:23:48
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Fail for me. I tried installing it on my laptop but it rejected my Windows Vista key.

It does not use a Vista key, it as its own.

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Standard User AEP
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 05-Mar-12 10:48:56
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Not sure that you read the whole article, but yes. One of the good things about Windows 8 is that it is not totally tied to the windowing concept (though it can be if you want). It may be heresy to say that perhaps multiple overlapping windows aren't the best solution in all situations but it is a heresy that I am prepared to embrace (in the same way that OS X has, albeit not in such a sophisticated manner).

If you think that the only difference between Windows and a CLI is the windowing feature then I think you probably need to do a little more research. IMO the main advance that Windows brought wasn't WIMPs but it was the unified device model. No longer did each program have to provide its own printer drivers, for example.
Standard User gomezz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 05-Mar-12 12:13:28
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It may be heresy to say that perhaps multiple overlapping windows aren't the best solution in all situations
But surely is with the typical size of monitors these days and even if you had a monitor the size of your wall it would be hard work moving your neck to flick focus from one document to another rather than just your eyes.

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Standard User DavidFinbarr
(freechataholic) Mon 05-Mar-12 12:45:31
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In reply to a post by AEP:
An excellent article here from someone who has actually used Windows 8 for a while.


The OP did state only good for touch screens.
I see the article is about use on a touch screen tablet.

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