Last edited by Rickkins; 20 Aug 2014 at 06:02. Reason: Uh, forgot a word....
Most PCs (even cheap "disposable" ones) come with more than enough resources to handle MS Office anyway.
You only need lots of CPU and RAM for editing images, editing video and running VMs (and possibly games).
Hackers can potentially access everyoneís devices when they get in.
Linux and Google repositroies have been interfered with and have even hosted malware.
I suspect a lot power users were appalled by the automatic Metro App data sharing (I know I face-palmed when I first read about it).
Especially after MS claimed that gadgets like the CPU monitor were a security menace.
Most of the software I use remembers the settings I've applied.
I have software that was apparently written for XP, which can't save its settings due to the lock out on the Programs folders.
OTOH, I've been tripped up by VLC's saved settings.
Why would someone pirate Paint, when they could pirate Photoshop instead?
It's like DLC for games.
OTOH, if you could daisy chain several tablets together then the Metro version would be easier to use than the desktop version.
If Metro Word was identical to Real Word, phones/tablets would need to come with an "i7 with 8GBs of RAM".
That would defeat one of the claimed benefits of using Metro Apps (e.g. they use less resources).
OTOH, if Metro Word was identical to Real Word and yet was smaller and used less resources, that would tend to indicate that MS was part of a cartel (with hardware makers) whose aim is to force users to buy higher spec equipment.
I hope we get a "Windows 7 Mode" installed on my powerful desktop machines and I never have to see any of the "Metro nonsense again". For netbooks, tablets a "metro mode" so I never have to look at that desktop nonsense. For laptops you get to choose. This is the OS that will have options to choose what to install and what to disable. If not Windows 7 will go on and on.......
If Microsoft don't allow overlapping Metro windows in Windows 9, it will be another nail in the coffin of Windows Store apps.
PS. I like OneNote as well, and also sync it with my phone, but the (also free) Desktop OneNote 2013 is better than the Metro version.
"Our desktop"? Excuse me, but perhaps you're not understanding the UELA. You/We do not own the software/OS that contains the legacy Win32 desktop UI. We purchase a license to use the software. MS at any time may omit the legacy Win32 desktop UI within future editions, even on existing OSs via an update if you choose to download and install such an update, for in the UELA you/we agree to that also. I don't think they'll do that, but the way I read it it is legally possible.
On the other hand, I would think that you as a Canadian citizen (assuming you are one) have every right not to install such an update and/or purchase a license for any future OS that excludes any item, configuration settings, UI, features, or what have you that you may enjoy to use.
You can hold on to and run any OS for a lifetime. The UELAs last a lifetime so far as I can see. Iím sure there are some that continue to run DOS. The only drawback is that they eventually aren't supported.
The Real Quality Boot Time of 8 Verses 7
Perhaps I should explain the term OSosaurus. It is a name I tag on those that I feel (by means of observing) that I think didn't/don't give 8.x a fair chance to learn it and using the Store apps daily for at least a three month period to grasp what the overall system can do. They install 3rd party software to make it to look and work much like prior OSs as much as possible while enjoying the "under the hood" features that 8.x offers. Of course anyone has the right to do so. To each their own.
Perhaps I should use Sevenosaurus Rex, Vistaosaurus Rex, or Xposaurus Rex to be more specific? How about Megaiwillnotchangeodon? PriorOSodon? XPatops?
Another observation Iíve made with these species is that they attack in groups. Itís an efficient means of survival. Theyíll be around for a while, but I think will eventually become extinct.
I can't see M$ going desktop-less any time soon. That would mean instant death to billions of programs and applications, that's a base nobody can ignore. Unless they pull the old switcharoo like with DOS and make desktop as a subset to Metro.
Eventually I think you will see no distinction between the two. Desktop Program or Metro App, they will both look the same on the screen.
It's not too important what they look like as long as they work like they used to. Of course they might go way of 16 bit programs or Dodo which ever comes first but can't see that happening soon.