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  1. #1


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    What I think Windows 8 should look like...


    Well, I've been playing around Windows 8 for a while now and feel it is a pretty solid operating system, but it really seems they are trying to push Metro on the user. This creates the annoyance of having to switch back and forth between the old desktop and Metro constantly, for me at least.

    So, why not do this: What I think Windows 8 should look like. - Imgur

    I think this would allow Microsoft to get rid of the old desktop and push forward with Metro, and in my opinion it would be a lot more convenient for the user.

    What do you guys think?

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  2. #2


    The world is not ready to live without "desktop" yet, but I like Windows 8.
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  3. #3


    You are on to something! I am not sure that is the right approach but I think that it would benefit MS to come up with some type of hybrid approach. They went from making tablets use a desktop interface to making desktops use a tablet interface. I would think with all the talent in Redmond they could have made something to appease both paradigms without such an amateur feel. Parts of Metro to me seem like completely non-planned patch jobs just to make it work. There is 0 refinement. Newbies/Old people are going to lose their mind trying to understand the difference between full-screen apps (which many are default like IE and media player) and desktop applications.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 636
    Windows 7/8


    Personally I would have preferred that Metro apps, live tiles and start screen were more lovingly worked into the desktop on a desktop machine.

    However, your mockup and the idea that metro (at least on the desktop) /worked/ a bit more like a desktop with the ability to rearrange and resize live tiles and apps anywhere on screen (and mix in old style apps on the metro "desktop" as well) would be definately be preferrable to the metro were getting
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  5. #5


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    That is quite funny.

    Earler build of starmenu7 put the start orb at bottom left of Metro screen as well as at bootom left of desktop.

    It was by accident, but it amused me.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I don't think it functionally works after a while, it's like having a start menu and TWO Desktop like environments. I would think it would cause a further confusion to the general consumer seeing that.

    Good concept though.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 636
    Windows 7/8


    In my scenario, there would not be two desktop environments. Heck we have two completely different environments welded together in shop class as it is. It's like using two OSes at the same time, even after a couple months of playing with it, it still jarrs me greatly.

    What would have been great is to have ONE environment that would have worked a lot better on a desktop machine. Like the OP suggesting would be more like a super charged metro that had a LOT more customisation and flexibility for multi app desktop users and then a more limited version for tablets and phones.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I don't know, it kind of struck me as Windows 8 with training wheels. Get used to the Start Screen take off the start menu, made me laugh....
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  9. #9


    Posts : 636
    Windows 7/8


    Metro is computing on training wheels all by itself
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  10. #10


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Or is it the other way around....
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