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I feel like Metro's reception has been worse than it should've been simply because of where Microsoft is trying to push it. The user interface itself is great, although many have shunned it simply because it's touch oriented. But the fact of the matter is any major change would've been met with some outcries, though honestly, those STILL complaining about it need to shut up. Just stick with Windows 7 for the time being, or go with Linux.

Oh hail no.....everyone has the right to their opinion. Microsoft designed Windows 8 purely with tablets in mind, but desktop users have absolutely no way of using it as the way it was intended.

I'm not saying the touch oriented interface works well on the desktop. I simply think it's been received as worse than it actually is just because it's been pushed onto the desktop as well. And you're right, it's not fantastic with a keyboard and mouse, but it's not terrible either, and the desktop is still there, albeit it being prioritized as second class to Metro.
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If Microsoft gave users the option to have two different environments at installation (tablet touchscreen or mouse/keyboard) this whole mess would be avoided. Like I really want to be clicking and dragging screens out of the way to get where I should be.
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If Microsoft gave users the option to have two different environments at installation (tablet touchscreen or mouse/keyboard) this whole mess would be avoided. Like I really want to be clicking and dragging screens out of the way to get where I should be.

Or maybe it could just figure it out by itself by the system configuration. I'm pretty sure touchscreens have different drivers from regular ones.
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You're missing the guy's point.
If a manual needs to exist, never mind read, it isn't intuitive.
Granted, in the world of computers, not much is really intuitive.

Right dude. But what could've been wrong with a little ^ shape at the bottom of the lock screen, or help bubbles?

Excuse the double posts please. I'm very passionate about the "little things that kill."
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Having two different types of start menus would go against Microsoft's goal of a unified platform experience. Whether or not that this will be a successful goal remains to be seen, but there is a valid reason for it.

Not sure what you guys are talking about with the lock screen. All I do is click on it and it automatically goes to the login/desktop (depending on whether or not there's a password).
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Having two different types of start menus would go against Microsoft's goal of a unified platform experience. Whether or not that this will be a successful goal remains to be seen, but there is a valid reason for it.
Not sure what you guys are talking about with the lock screen. All I do is click on it and it automatically goes to the login/desktop (depending on whether or not there's a password).

Kind of reminds me of music today. It's just barely tolerable for everyone, so that's the way it's gonna be.

Which build do you have? It makes me "swipe."
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Having two different types of start menus would go against Microsoft's goal of a unified platform experience. Whether or not that this will be a successful goal remains to be seen, but there is a valid reason for it.
Not sure what you guys are talking about with the lock screen. All I do is click on it and it automatically goes to the login/desktop (depending on whether or not there's a password).

That's why there's the Aero interface AND the classic interface? thumb.gif
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There was similar confusion when Vista came out, the transition from XP to Vista was hell for many.

But I fear the change from Win 7 to Win 8 might be a tad too drastic.
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Kind of reminds me of music today. It's just barely tolerable for everyone, so that's the way it's gonna be.
Which build do you have? It makes me "swipe."

Build 9200 RTM version I'm pretty sure. I've never had to swipe, to get past the lock screen all I've had to do was just click anywhere on it.
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The title of this thread could also be interpreted as consumers being baffled simply because there was an early look at the OS. biggrin.gif Like, no one was supposed to see it before it was released.
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