Everyone knows that with third party programs, you can avoid the MPI, but that's not the point. The desktop should have been retained as an option if that's where you wanted to do your work and avoid the MPI altogether. Microsoft also failed with the MPI by making it a single, full, screen only experience. It should have been, from the outset, what ModernMix is providing, a multi-window app environment. My concern is that Microsoft will do everything in it's power to disable these option and force everyone to their grand scheme.
Some pundits are saying that Windows 8 should have been called Window 8, and that is not far from the truth.
Yes that's it: Two seconds. Enough said. Anything short of instantly would get me depressed.Originally Posted by Coke
By "lazy" I mean their lack of curiosity and desire to learn. IMO everybody should lern the universal shortcuts like Ctrl+X, Ctrl+V etc and the most useful Ctrl+S and the unavoidable Ctrl+Shit+Esc. But poeple have no idea of the capabilities of Windows.Originally Posted by Lee
chrisa, Micrososft has said abundantly that Modern UI (Metro) was the future of Windows and that the classic desktop will be gradualy phased out. The unecessary removal of the Start Menu was a first step in this direction. I don't know if they have changed their opinion but they looked hellbound to this last time I checked. They made clear that rthey were ready to resist market pressures for as long as it would take until the consumer base adopt the new UI.
We are not, currently, in a philosophy where the user can choose. Still no option to enable or disable Modern UI, or as you said to toggle Mobilephone mode and PC mode.
Microsoft's decision to subdivise the Start Screeen to run more than two apps side by side is a pathetic attempt to recreate desktop experience on it. It's like building a 3 wheels car, then add a 4th one because finaly it's better. They still didn't understand that it would be simplier to put apps into windows...
I guarantee you that consumers can hold off purchasing products longer than Microsoft can stay solvent. And with Windows 7, they have at least until 2019 before they even have to think twice.
And as I said, Microsoft can 'want' to do something all they want. If it isn't working, they will change course. They've proven to be a stubborn company at times, but always realistic. You can only push so far before the beancounters complain about the shortage of beans to count. And if you are pushing for something that users don't seem to want to adopt, or complain about after they adopt, it may very well be that you're doing it wrong.
Maybe Apple has to integrate iOS into OSX in order for them to understand how to do it right? :>
But really, once they get their head out of their rear, the changes to make the desktop work as it should are not hard at all to implement.
Well said Chrisa. Let's hope the bean counters get the upper hand.
That would mean capitalism works. But sometimes too much capital is bad for capitalist economy. Ironicaly.
Depending on how MS want to play this - it could turn into something of a battle.I guarantee you that consumers can hold off purchasing products longer than Microsoft can stay solvent.
It is clearly not a good idea to battle with your customers.