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[El Reg] Workers can't escape Windows 8 Metro - Microsoft COO

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Windows 8 will help people work harder, faster and better, argues Microsoft Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner, because the "immersive" Metro user interface removes all their distractions.

Highlighting business-centric features in the new OS, Turner insists Windows 8's fondness for fondleslabs will boost office productivity. The controversial handheld gadget-friendly Metro UI (described by our Andrew Orlowski as "a huge negative") will be an asset for businesses, Turner reckons, because full-screen apps will immerse workers in their spreadsheets, pushing distractions out of sight and ramping up output.

"We encourage IT professionals to begin using it to get a firsthand experience of how Windows 8 will give people a beautiful, fast and fluid experience with the mobility and familiarity they need to effortlessly move between what they want to do and what they need to do,” said Turner while giving a keynote speech at CeBIT today.

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What about multitasking?
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Windows 8 will help people work harder, faster and better, argues Microsoft Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner, because the "immersive" Metro user interface removes all their distractions.

That is, until you open up your browser. After that things go nuts biggrin.gif
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Good luck getting businesses to adopt it. We're still on xp rolleyes.gif
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fondleslabs

Ddi I seriously see that word in a business article? eek.gif
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Sounds like Microsoft Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner needs to see a psychologist or check himself into a rehab. tongue.gif
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fondleslabs
Ddi I seriously see that word in a business article? eek.gif
I like it. It brings to mind a better visualization of how you actually handle a tablet. Or should we call them "fondlets" now? rolleyes.gif
    
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I bet it is a bet to get high class business leaders to say fondle, first on tv wins.
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Quite a few opinions I've read seem to point to the fact that there is a learning curve, but it isn't slower in efficiency compared to Win 7 at all, once you reach familiarity with the new UI. Not only is it at least as efficient, but the base OS itself seems to run benchmarks and games quicker too, which is something everyone here spends hundreds on. What I'm seeing here is people are seeing something new and screaming "OMG its different kill it!" It's human nature.
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We use Linux a lot where I'm at - I wouldn't be surprised if new machines preloaded with Win8 get switched to Linux with extreme prejudice. (EDIT: I know for a fact if I ever have to get a new laptop, I will specifically look for one with a Win7 down-grade option, or will insist on a custom built laptop from ibuypower or the like onto which I can install my own OS.)
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