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I for one cannot wait until Windows 9 hits with metro completely removed because Windows 8 goes the way of Vista.
Metro UI on desktop? No, thank you!

In my honest opinion, Windows Vista done a lot better than this will. Sometimes I almost think this makes Windows ME look good. ph34r-smiley.gif


I'm going to stick with Windows 7 for a long time. I'll make a switch back to Windows 98 first before going Windows 8. tongue.gif
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At my work everyone has dual monitors. I've never seen anyone with less than five applications open at any given time, and many with >20. I regularly have a browser, a word document, Outlook, Skype, and an intra-office chat VISIBLE at the same time, and often additional documents on top of that if I'm entering data. If I were restricted to one window at a time I would smash my VM box.
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The metro ui does not make it any good for desktop users. This ui should be design only and only for mobile devices. Again I would rather see fully funtional tablet with windows 7 than that " user friendly interface- aka metro" let me correct mr CEO that metro interface is not good for businesses. People that run multiple applications at the same time. It's good for soccer moms who likes to check the weather. Do you guys also have a feeling you will stay with W7 for a while ?
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In my honest opinion, Windows Vista done a lot better than this will. Sometimes I almost think this makes Windows ME look good. ph34r-smiley.gif
I'm going to stick with Windows 7 for a long time. I'll make a switch back to Windows 98 first before going Windows 8. tongue.gif

Well while this might look ugly i don't think its fair compared to vista. Vista was a mess when released with constant crashes for months. So far windows 8 seems more stable then that.
Windows ME you simply won't reach even your desktop before getting a bsod so you can't even compare the ui tongue.gif
post #55 of 113
So many arguments from both sides...

I'm at the point where its all just chatter. I'll just wait for the full release, and "obtain" it, and see how it is.

Not a fan of the Metro style, but I won't knock it till I try it.
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Which is a shame for larger screens, since many applications benefit little from the extra real estate. For example, most websites don't scale to the width of the browser window (for good reason; it's hard to fill that much space with content and have it scale nicely), so you effectively throw away half of a typical 24" monitor's width with a full screen browser window. It's not just inefficient, it's a downright waste.
Personally I have to switch applications enough already. I often run 10 or more application windows simultaneously across two 24" monitors, one of which I sometimes have in portrait orientation.
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At my work everyone has dual monitors. I've never seen anyone with less than five applications open at any given time, and many with >20. I regularly have a browser, a word document, Outlook, Skype, and an intra-office chat VISIBLE at the same time, and often additional documents on top of that if I'm entering data. If I were restricted to one window at a time I would smash my VM box.
Nothing like using my full 2560x1440 pixels of screen real-estate to display one giant Personalize screen. I love it! Now I can finally compute when I turn 60 in several decades. I guess they are just following the "retina display" trend without realizing that there is a reason behind increased resolution on the desktop that generally is not related to the clarity of the text you are reading. rolleyes.gif Pixel density is generally useless to me for productivity, but whatever, I am an idiot and need to get with the times...
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I have about 15 hours into the consumer preview and I have one thought: Metro doesn't belong on anything but tablets. Windows 8 seems like two OSes (Windows Metro and Windows 7.5) slapped together and crippled in the process. The lack of cohesion is astonishing. How could something this disjunt make it out of Microsoft's labs??
Apparently, quite easily. I am still convinced that they are shoving this down everyone's throats to test the concept and collect feedback. The eternal optimist in me says that they will not release this in its current form and function.
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I think it's a move to push us all over to TOUCH. Is it possible that Microsoft foresees us using touch UI instead.
I'm going to put money in to Windex thumb.gif
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lachen.gif That screen is disgusting...only thing it's missing is some sauce.
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I for one cannot wait until Windows 9 hits with metro completely removed because Windows 8 goes the way of Vista.
Metro UI on desktop? No, thank you!

Vista was much better than this s***, got very good after SP1 too.
And the only problem is Metro xD
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As long as you can switch between apps quickly, and they keep running in the background, how much does that really limit multi tasking? You can't actually read to different things at the same time...

Really? Do you not understand why users make use of dual monitors? I stack about 4 windows on each screen, and thats just me most use even more. If I have to destroy my alt tab key to get an essay, or a photoshop piece done. well win8 doesnt sound feasible at all.

Anyways I think Win8 is going to bomb worst then vista. looks like the microsoft COO is laying down some PR control before the **** really hits the fan when people start to buy prebuilt computers that have this come oem.
Edited by Onex - 3/7/12 at 3:30pm
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As long as you can switch between apps quickly, and they keep running in the background, how much does that really limit multi tasking? You can't actually read to different things at the same time...
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Really? Do you not understand why users make use of dual monitors? I stack about 4 windows on each screen, and thats just me most use even more. If I have to destroy my alt tab key to get an essay, or a photoshop piece done. well win8 doesnt sound feasible at all.
Anyways I think Win8 is going to bomb worst then vista. looks like the microsoft COO is laying down some PR control before the **** really hits the fan when people start to buy prebuilt computers that have this come oem.

Not only that, but there's a difference in the definition of "multitasking" when it comes to how an OS manages applications vs. how a user uses things. When I think of multitasking, I don't care if it's how an OS keeps a program running in the background. What I care about is being able to have many applications and windows open and viewable simultaneously. That last point is a huge deal with windows 8 because you're essentially limited to one functional window per monitor (given how large the active app's window must be). That would kill my multitasking ability for getting work done.
    
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Just this morning, I had an email and DB table on a single monitor at once so I could copy some data into a table real quick.

If I can't do something like that, I'm not going to be able to easily do my job.
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