Cool Fseal, I hadn't known that. I always used Search.
This is one of my long ones again, so if you don't like long posts just skip it. I wrote the outline of this in Notepad. I think I wore a server out (Or at least it's smoking) editing and previewing this.
I'll admit that even for me, a FanBoy, sometimes i get frustrated with the Metro Start screen for it gets in the way while working on the desktop then navigating to the Metro start for an app to use. While one is on the traditional desktop and needs to open a Metro app -> WinKey to Metro start -> open the app -> use it -> close the app -> and poof! there's that Metro Start screen again when I want to be back on the desktop. I know this sounds all so mundane, but I want to lay it all out here.
The desktop in 8 is actually treated as a Metro app "taking second in place". A "Desktop" behind a "desktop" (if you will) or a "Metro app" behind a "desktop" in that the Metro Start screen is presently both a desktop and menu combined since it's 1st in line. Again, the traditional desktop being treated as a Metro app.
Ok, so, what if all traditional programs are written in the Metro style as a Metro app or more appropriately a M$ app? That would solve the whole problem, wouldn't it? I believe this is what M$ has in mind with this drastic change of an OS called Windows 8. All programs will eventually be M$ apps. They are being written as you read now. Imagine the possibilities here. They can totally do away with the desktop all together. One will open an app in stand alone window or -> Open another with an option to snap along side -> Open another app with the option of a 3rd pane -> Open another for a 4th pane and so on. Just like the big screen TVs with multi-pane viewing a zillion channels in live time. Or perform on multiple monitors. (I know there's a long way to go so far as snapping and multi-monitors, so I don't want to hear the slack. I think this will be worked out in the future)
Z3r2d2 (Don't taze me, Dude!) could open a zillion on his monitor posted here just above my post:
Microsoft Office 2013 Customer Preview Released
For convenience I'll paste here:
One can even navigate pages in each app within those zillion panes. A somehow-added Taskbar could be added on the screen at command with one's most-used apps for more convenience. Just think of the possibilities. If it can be imagined, it can be written.
A plausible reason for the M$ store: The problem for any OS is that one may use a device or PC for one purpose and another for another purpose. A modern computer is a multipurpose machine. Therfore, why should I load programs or apps that I wouldn't use for my purpose or another user for theirs? What? To take up data storage space, resourses, and/or add to the overall cost? How obsurd is that? I can't find the thread where the poster stated: (I'm paraphrasing here) "Why don't they just sell a KERNAL for a certain cost and then add apps as needed". What a novel idea! One could then purchase the KERNAL and then buy what one needs and/or desires. No more, no less. I think this is where M$ is headed with Metro, their store, touch, and the like.
A Jimbo quote:
I also read posters (mostly Pros like Jimbo) on this subject with relatively the same statement. I think most enterprises will stay with 7 or upgrade to it, creating some revenue. M$ will support it for quite a while. This gives M$ time to win the hearts of the general public with there Allfecta (PC, phone, and Tablets) to take on iMe. In the mean time, they'll be perfecting an 8 SP1 or a 9 that works for enterprise. Most likely a 9.High there
considering that still nearly 50% of computers are STILL RUNNING XP I don't think you'll have any problems running W7 for as long as you want to.
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Last edited by HippsieGypsie; 24 Jul 2012 at 08:12.
Howdy HippsieGypsie just noticing you're from McHenry, IL. I only thought McHenry was a county there, didn't know they had a city named that too.
Hi Mike. McHenry was the county seat of McHenry county when Lake county was part of it originally. When they were split, Woodstock became our seat, Waukegan theirs.
I think I remember reading in a post that "Y'all is from Taxes"?
Did you notice I sent you a PM Sunday?
It would make more sense and cause less irritation if MS would let people turn off and on Metro as they like.
It is just a skin.
MS don't want to let you avoid Metro - that is how they get you into their online services. It is like a constantly repeating pop up ad.
Windows 8 is a drastic change to all. Comments and emotions are flying here on the forum and elsewhere I'm sure. But, I think in the overall scheme of things to where I believe M$ is aiming, it's a minor change.
One will actually be able to personalize their devices for their use and their style/skin.
M$ is in a business. Business has no heart, otherwise one will not be successful in that business. It's M$'s business and a very successful one at that. They will aim at what they think they will profit by whether I like it or not. My only choice as a consumer is whether to purchase or not.