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I want to stab the face of the man that proposed Metro for desktops.
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This crappy OS wont last on the PC market, their best bet is for tablet usage or something. Not only is it ugly and "retarded" down but so far its not even user friendly.
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Cue starts behind me! biggrin.gif


doh.gif^
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I have a feeling that Metro UI will be used by people who can't figure out how to get into the desktop mode. They will rage and call MS tech support and learn how dumb they really are. Everyone else will just keep Windows 7 if on a non-touchscreen based solution....as in the rest of the world.
+1^ I am amazed at the people raging over the metro GUI......lmao! One mouse click and you are on the normal desktop.People reallty need to think before they open their mouth.
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doh.gif^

+1^ I am amazed at the people raging over the metro GUI......lmao! One mouse click and you are on the normal desktop.People reallty need to think before they open their mouth.

They removed the Start menu. There is now a Start screen which is in Metro UI. Metro is forced onto desktops.

Instead of a Start Menu, you basically get the Home button on an iPhone.
Edited by Riou - 12/21/11 at 9:35am
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This is exactly what my HP Touchsmart PC needs. I love the machine, but Windows 7 just doesn't have the intuitive features built into it like Windows 8 appears to have. I'll be picking it up for sure.
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lol it looks like the desktop of a phone or tablet. Still have to wait on what this means for bulldozer cpus
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Don't like it, But i said that about windows 7 too when i first saw it, and now i regularly love and use it, So i guess i will give it a try.
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doh.gif^

+1^ I am amazed at the people raging over the metro GUI......lmao! One mouse click and you are on the normal desktop.People reallty need to think before they open their mouth.

They removed the Start menu. There is now a Start screen which is in Metro UI. Metro is forced onto desktops.

Instead of a Start Menu, you basically get the Home button on an iPhone.

Explain this to me then, please

And this

Also, you're ALL forgetting that we've only seen the Developer PREVIEW. It's not even the beta for God's sake! Many things will change with the following versions and I truly doubt they're stupid enough to let desktops run the touch interface.

All Microsoft needs to do is to change things so we can switch the interface from Metro to Windows 7-ish interface, and that's it!
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Am I the only one who sees absolutely nothing wrong with Windows 8?
Sure, Metro is terrible for a desktop... And? TURN IT OFF! Come on guys this is easy stuff. You aren't running UAC are you? Same deal, only this time, unlike UAC, Metro DOES have a use: it is great for tablets and other touch screen devices (compared to normal windows desktop environment anyway).
I don't recall anyone up in arms, nerd-raging about Vista's inclusion of pen and touch input features or its continuation in windows 7. it simply has no effect on the average user and for the few of us who use touch or pen input devices, it's freaking wonderful. Why freak out and bash an OPTIONAL feature just because you aren't the demographic it's designed for? Just forget it and move on.
Once you disable Metro, you get a faster, leaner, and more polished Windows 7. That's all windows 7 was over Vista and everyone hailed it as the second coming of Christ in operating system form. On the mobile/touchscreen side of things, this finally makes windows a somewhat viable platform without extensive modification. I fail to see how that is anything but good.
Best case scenario - it bring unity among desktops, laptops, tablets, touch screens and mobile platforms. Worst case - Everyone just strips out Metro and uses it on their desktop as Windows 7.5, graphics card manufacturers get an excuse to make new cards, and bulldozer stops being quite so worthless.

It's overclock.net. We claim to be 'smarter' than other PC users, yet we mindlessly bash ideas without reading the article.
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Explain this to me then, pleaseAnd thisAlso, you're ALL forgetting that we've only seen the Developer PREVIEW. It's not even the beta for God's sake! Many things will change with the following versions and I truly doubt they're stupid enough to let desktops run the touch interface.
All Microsoft needs to do is to change things so we can switch the interface from Metro to Windows 7-ish interface, and that's it!

There hasn't been evidence or interviews suggesting they're willing to part from metro. At least none that I've found. If anything, M$ is being very stubborn about metro ui being in place for good.
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There hasn't been evidence or interviews suggesting they're willing to part from metro. At least none that I've found. If anything, M$ is being very stubborn about metro ui being in place for good.

The video above is evidence, and there have been several articles that have stated it can be disabled...
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Ish, Windows 8 is Filthy.

If only Linux could game, I would dump these trash Windows OS's.
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