I have a strong general preference for using “metro” over using the desktop.
I have a strong general preference for using the desktop over using “metro.”
I have a medium general preference for using “metro” over using the desktop.
I have a medium general preference for using the desktop over using “metro.”
I have a weak general preference for using “metro” over using the desktop.
I have a weak general preference for using the desktop over using “metro.”
I have no have no general preference as described above.
"You can do a great many tasks (perhaps virtually all) using metro to some extent even though almost all significant things done in relation to the vast majority of the tasks must be done on the desktop and a relatively huge number of tasks can be done using the desktop exclusively."
So, I think we should focus on part of what I said: You can do a great many tasks (perhaps virtually all) using metro to some extent ...."
In this regard, the "using metro to some extent" part can be extraordinarily small in comparison to a whole task. For example, let's say I want to make a very very complex movie. I could invoke my movie program from the start screen and never return to metro in doing this task--which would include a huge number of steps. But, here I would be giving a pretty much infinitesimal amount of credit to metro for getting the task done. This sentence was difficult to word given what all I wanted to say in it.
Thanks again for your comment and for reading along.
I found this to be a very interesting survey and discussion, znod. Thanks for posting it.
You are very welcome. Glad you enjoyed it.
Last edited by znod; 15 Jan 2013 at 07:36.
I must say I prefer to use the desktop for pretty much everything. The programs/apps I use most often are meant to run on the desktop, not Metro. However, I do like to use Metro to access my apps. Much easier to keep it organized and uncluttered than the old Start Menu. And I also don't have to clutter my desktop up with icons. Also, I like the iHeartRadio, Netflix, Kindle, and Weather Metro apps. Now, if only Spotify would come out with a Metro app for their player. I'd love that.
I use to use the messaging app in Metro to talk to my girlfriend and others on facebook. But, it kept having issues to I ended up just uninstalling that app along with the ones that came with it that I never used.
Actually, Oracle *IS* drinking the mobile Kool-Aid.
They have made a number of announcements about mobile applications development on their new platform.
Strongly prefer desktop!
When will they ever learn. But then some people can't see the Desktop forest for the Metro tree.
Like the lone voice of a lost soul on the Titanic, (Metro), crying out to those in the life boats, (Desktop), to come back ... that they're all on the wrong boat! And only he is right! While all around him the water rises!