Thanks for the link! Rep+
I still hadn't gone to their blogs to post my opinion (see my Windows 8 Developer Preview Review in the sig - with screenshots taken by me), but it appears they are going to great lengths to convince people that the Metro style UI is the greatest thing since sliced bread when it obviously has many problems, and above all, 16 years of consolidated habits from people that are efficient working with the Start Menu.
That woman makes excuses for losses in efficiency ('now you have to click once to get to the desktop, but it's ok because you click many other times, so that click gets lost in the math.'), and simply does not appear to care.
And apps ? Notifications from Apps ? Lol, I briefly used some gadgets with Windows Vista, but they are utlimately useless. In Windows 7 I don't even use gadgets.
Apps ? Please, the Mac doesn't have that much marketshare that you need to start copying their lifestyle. Certainly not on the desktop.
Oh, but wait, there is an app market for that. And Microsoft gets a share of the profit this way. What better way to publicize apps than to make you look at them every single day before you can get to work on the desktop ?
Anyway, like I said in my review:
It just doesn't work. It artificially creates another concept that you really don't need. It completely takes you away from the action happening on the desktop for no good reason and breaks the seamless experience. What once was a place where you could "Start" everything from, now Microsoft broke that concept and unnecessarily introduced a second layer, a second concept, called the Metro UI. It's like having a second desktop. They are even talking about letting users change the background color of the Metro UI. No! We already have the desktop to customize. Metro UI is just another layer of complication.
We don't need to be taken away from the desktop, at the very least they should just put their Metro UI in a bigger window, with the taskbar still visible.
As to the post itself:
This Treasury paper, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read.
As cited in Churchill by Himself (2008), ed. Langworth, PublicAffairs, p. 50, ISBN 1586486389
Me, a wannabe tech journalist, making a big post with a review is one thing; Microsoft doing a huge post like that is another. They should have made one a day, with a specific question answered.Edited by tpi2007 - 10/12/11 at 9:58pm