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  1. #31


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    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Quote Originally Posted by DavidY View Post
    But before Windows 3.1 there was DOS Shell, which was a full-screen task-switching environment that didn't multi-task properly. Just like Metro, in fact.
    There is a HUGE difference between dosshell in terms of code design, memory limitations and application development. Metro apps are being developed that have full multi tasking copy - paste - send to - photo editing - spreadsheet calculations - etc... features. WinRT is in its infancy.

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  2. #32


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    Windows 8.1, 10


    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Me View Post
    But before Windows 3.1 there was DOS Shell, which was a full-screen task-switching environment that didn't multi-task properly. Just like Metro, in fact.
    Yeah but you don't have to stay in Metro if you don't want, you can just go to the desktop like I do. Using the Winkey to go back and forth is really quick.
    Well I think Alt-Tab probably first showed up on DOS Shell and is still there in Windows 8. But you still can't see two screens at once.

    Although it's easy to avoid Metro now, MS seems to want people to write Metro apps rather than Desktop software- in which case it would become harder to avoid.
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  3. #33


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    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    All those here who purport to know everything about Windows 8, how about you get it right?
    I certainly do not know everything about 8 except that it is easy to use. If one has a 3rd party start menu metro blocker, the OS is partially disabled... I tried start8, it was horrible! It disrupts IMO, how 8 is supposed to function and adds effort to the process.
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  4. #34


    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    This is how confusing it seems to be: Clearing Up The Confusion: It’s “The New Windows 8 UI” – Not “Metro UI” | TechCrunch. All those here who purport to know everything about Windows 8, how about you get it right?
    Semantics
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  5. #35


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    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    This is how confusing it seems to be: Clearing Up The Confusion: It’s “The New Windows 8 UI” – Not “Metro UI” | TechCrunch. All those here who purport to know everything about Windows 8, how about you get it right?
    Semantics
    No. Lack of clarity.
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  6. #36


    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    This is how confusing it seems to be: Clearing Up The Confusion: It’s “The New Windows 8 UI” – Not “Metro UI” | TechCrunch. All those here who purport to know everything about Windows 8, how about you get it right?
    Semantics
    No. Lack of clarity.
    Well, it would have been Metro, but that German company put a kibosh to that. Modern still describes it none the less.

    Old article, but I haven't seen any updates: Microsoft finally comes clean(er) on post-Metro naming plans | ZDNet
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  7. #37


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    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64


    MPI (Mobile Phone Interface) is much easier to write and is far more descriptive. I'll stick with MPI.
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  8. #38


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    You know part of the reason why Microsoft isn't too prevalent in the tablet space? Or why they're regarded in many articles as to "what will fix Microsoft?" Because they didn't want to upset their core user base with a change over like this. They FINALLY did, and they're FINALLY getting traction in the touch and tablet PC computing space. The larger chunk of new Windows PCs have been touch equipped, for obvious reasons. This is where the Blue wave for Windows expands upon, not the elder traditional UI for the technological rodent, but for the modern touch. If you don't like Windows 8 or don't care for touch, just use Windows 7 and/or get over Windows 8. Simply put. Don't be whining about a "missing" feature set in a new Windows version that Microsoft repeatedly has said over and over and over and over again, for NEW PCs.

    But this article is just more typical moot.
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  9. #39


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    I agree, it is for tablets and phones. That's fine.

    Are MS not going to bother with their gigantic existing user base?

    We haven't seen the final article yet , so we don't know for certain what they will do.

    and they're FINALLY getting traction in the touch and tablet PC computing space.
    Are they?
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  10. #40


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    Vista and Win7


    Just like people got over XP and Vista they'll get over this
    I think this is more serious. And I bet MS will make major adjustments for the desktop - after the industry lost billions.
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