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post #191 of 239
...I don't like this at all. What are they thinking?
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post #192 of 239
Mehh it's switchable but feels good for a HTPC with a media center remote.
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post #193 of 239
Looks like MS is taking the Apple approach and dumbing down Windows finally. I'm sure a small handful of enthusiasts will absolutely hate it, but this quote from Gizmodo accurately reflects my feelings towards modern day computing (and it was actually written in regards to Lion):

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While I understand that many power users are screaming and banging their heads against their desks, this is all for the best. The complex computers we use today are being replaced by simplified, task-oriented computers that are designed to help users work faster and focused on their objectives. Computers shouldn't be tools for computer scientists. Computers should be practical tools and sources of enjoyment for people in offices and studios,

Clerks, designers, engineers, economists, illustrators, architects, gamers, photographers, journalists, film makers, teachers, students, or musicians... for those people, everyone in the planet except a very few, the file structures and the windowed user interface are imposed by paradigms that have long been obsolete, crumbling conventions that have been growing in complexity through the years.
http://gizmodo.com/5808238/what-we-k...-last-mac-os-x
 
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post #194 of 239
Looks like poop!!
 
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post #195 of 239
No, I have a computer, not a cell phone that i'd like to install this on.

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Originally Posted by Flying Donkey View Post
Oh god, kill it, kill it with fire!!
Yes, please.
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post #196 of 239
Best quote from the clip :

"One of the great things about a PC is that it can do two things at once" - 2:05

So can my $250 ereader
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post #197 of 239
Why does it seem like everyone is focusing solely on mobile devices and then just slamming the same UI on a desktop and saying good enough. You would think since it took so long to get really good cell and tablet UIs that they would get that one does not work well for the other. It is happeing on Linux too with gnome shell and ubuntu unit which seem like they are much more suited for a mobile device.
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post #198 of 239

see 14:30. Built for touch and keyboard/mouse
Edited by tw33k - 6/3/11 at 9:51pm
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post #200 of 239
I don't really mind it. I'm assuming this is an optional shell. Maybe you can disable it. I see this working really well for the family PC, since it's touchscreen and all. But for me, I'd rather have the traditional Windows shell.
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