whs IS somebody of importance.....
whs IS somebody of importance.....
The point of having an integrated metro design all around is because simply you don't actually interact with a home screen or the Start Screen enough to have that experience. It's like running itunes in Windows, it look just flat out odd with the rest of the design of Windows. You don't look at a home screen enough to feel a design. A user wouldn't be solely in the Start Screen, they will be in apps that are metro designed, so you they can feel of a common design thread. Like Office 2010 in Windows, it looks like it should be there. If that helps get my point across...
Getting back on topic, Space Pools! I still don't fully understand this feature, but if it works like a true RAID that runs on whatever interface the hard drive is connected to, that is a step towards progres.
-I don't know if this is a desktop benefit, but the Start Screen will have Grouping to basically revamp a compact folder view of the start menu.
Do you and ADR like to see yourself talk?
Be nice if you two could start your own post so the rest of us can move on.
There's even money in the house on who is more boring.
I found 2 pennies so I am throwing my 2 cents into the pot!
Just My Humble Opinion.
Coke and ADRz have had a long debate, it was even longer on the "Windows 8 would be irrelevant to PC users" thread. Metro UI vs. non Metro, Windows 8 vs. Android. Coke is the most diehard defender of Metro on this forum, whilst ADRz is the most diehard critic. It goes on forever.
What I want to see is to see more built-in features in the Beta. And by then, I will have a better judgment.
here is my view on windows 8
i think the biggest thing holding everyone back from windows 8 is the metro launcher screen. well i ask you this, if it booted up into the desktop first and EVERYTHING else we have seen was still included in win8, would you hesitate near as much to upgrade?
i'll answer first, if win8 was everything we have seen so far, yet booted to the desktop (classical) first, i would buy it upon release, the performance gains and all around efficiency changes to the OS alone make it worth the upgrade.
now i ask you one more question. where has it been stated that win 8 will FORCE you to boot into Metro???? right now currently on my win7 machine, i can make it boot up into a classic win98 desktop with boring grey taskbars and everything. the classic desktop is already built into win8 as we have all seen (and used if you have the wdp) so why does everybody think there won't be an option in the control panel, or desktop properties to have it boot up to the desktop first?!
i personally think Microsoft will include this option and give users the CHOICE of WHICH theme to boot into, both will always be in the OS but i don't see what would stop them or make them not want to give us the option. we have not heard them say that it is impossible to boot into the desktop first, all we see is them showing off METRO because it is there new interface but i think we take that too far and assume that since that is what we see boot first all the time that that is the ONLY way it will be done.
i would put money that it will be an option to change on the release version and that we can boot into desktop first if we so choose. to push my point further for all of you who say "well why isn't it an option in the developer preview?" to that, i say there are many features that are not in the build yet that should be, such as an easy way to shut down the PC lol... currently i have to CTRL+ALT+DEL and click shutdown to get it to a FULL shutdown.
have faith, i think we will have the option to boot to desktop and thus making win8 MUCH more desirable for many of us
Then, MS has strong inducements in not making the Metro Start Screen optional. If it is optional, only a small minority of users will enable it, as it has little to no utility in 99.999% of Windows installations today. Microsoft has spent a lot of money creating a new Win8 Martetplace and expects to make money by selling Metro-style apps (by the way, the WP7 apps are incompatible). I do not expect MS to give up the game without strong pressure from the users. If you think that MS is likely to make Metro optional, I think that you are mistaken.
(a) Virtually no revenue from upgrades
(b) All revenue from sales of new PCs (desktops, laptops) that would sport a "touch" screen (I think that they are dreaming)
(c) Revenue from the sale of tablets and smartphones
(d) Revenue from the Win8 Marketplace
Well, they better put a much easier shutdown button that you can access directly. The way they had the power button under the Settings menu is a design fail!