so how do you use it unless you just use Metro apps? well you can for example put panels (or whatever they're called) on the metro interface to launch desktop apps like Windows Live Mail, LibreOffice etc.
But then you're jumping in and out of an environment. It feels clunky. As if you're using some kind of emulator and the computer is switching you into 'legacy mode'. And all that to get an environment that takes away useful features like overlapping windows that some of us rely on and that have been part of Windows (heck even the very name itself!) since inception.
Metro is fine for tablets and phones but it just isn't adequate for the kind of work I do. I typically have half a dozen applications running, spread across three screens. And yes I am often keeping an eye on one thing while using another.
My current theory is that the desktop might get dropped from most versions of Windows but they will keep a 'power user' or 'developer' edition that still has the desktop and may indeed have that as the primary UI. My productivity would be seriously impaired by Metro.
Edited by Andrue (Thu 09-May-13 14:57:57)