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Metro-only Windows 8 Means the Desktop Won’t Be Loaded at All

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    Metro-only Windows 8 Means the Desktop Won’t Be Loaded at All



    Windows 8 sports two very different user interfaces cohabitating in harmony and complementing each other, each one designed for a specific scenario. But the world needs to think of Windows 8’s next generation UI as “more equal” than the older interface.

    Offering users both the Metro UI designed for emerging form factors, and a more traditional UI set up to still allow users to leverage more traditional PCs which put GUI and not NUI at the center of the user experience, is the software giant’s way of not compromising.
    Metro-only Windows 8 Means the Desktop Won’t Be Loaded at All - Softpedia

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    The only thing is making this only default if the user chooses because if it's on the desktop and it loads metro that will be a pain.

    Not only that is the switching fast. That's another thing they have to think about.
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    Makes sense, a tablet user won't need the desktop and would be better not to load the additional code as storage space will be precious.

    Will be interested in seeing the speed and ability to switch between them on a laptop/desktop machine.
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