IE 10 on a desktop will have a different history and bookmarks with the one opening in Metro??
That is the same in any large corporation. The only way you get anything done is if you can show the value of the proposal in money terms. The CFOs usually have the last say.Getting anything done in a large corporate machine was just so hard
Eighteen years ago, the paper mill that I worked at introduced touch-screen monitors, with the option of using the mouse. It was so much easier to use the touch screen that most of us did. Within a few years, I predict that no one will be manufacturing non touch screen monitors.
I kind of wonder sometimes if "power users" feel that Windows 8 kills power using because the interface doesn't look like an MS-DOS screen. Take for example, the Recovery Environment, it's much more simpler to use than ever and yes, it looks dumbed down. But isn't that the whole point of software UI evolution, to make it easier to use?
I might not have explained myself properly, You CAN use a mouse and a keyboard with a touch screen. And just as no one in the world is manufacturing 32-bit hardware, the day will come when no one will be manufacturing non touch monitors.
The other night I went to hear Walter Isaacson speak, he wrote the big Steve Jobs bio. Not a fan of Isaacson because his books are boring, and his speech was boring, but I still like to get a chance to hear someone like him talk because some nugget might come out of it. Of course he ripped MS, made fun of the Ribbon, spoke highly of Apple. Typical one-sided nonsense. But when he talked about Jobs working on his products, I thought of Windows 8 and that guy who made a video of his dumbfounded dad. Jobs would say - I want something that someone can pick up without any instructions and be able to operate intuitively. With the iPod, someone told Jobs it takes so many steps a user has to take to get to a song, and Jobs said screw that, there are too many steps. Cut it down. And the designers said they didn't know if they could cut it down, and he said - cut it down. And they did. Every time Jobs said do something, and was met with resistance, he always prevailed and the end-product was better off for it. I've used Macs since they came out. I've used PCs the same amount of time. Macs used to be superior machines for certain things. That's simply not the case any more. I think Apple computers are a waste of money but they're still great machines, and all Apple products are easy to use. MS needs to keep the idea of great design in mind, because they lost it with 8. I know a lot of people love Metro, and I'm not trying to stir up that debate, I'm just saying that a lot of people don't, and I think MS needs to seriously take that into account from here on out, or else they will lose serious business.