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Can you survive in Windows 8's modern UI alone?

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    Can you survive in Windows 8's modern UI alone?


    Can Windows 8’s modern UI replace the traditional desktop? That’s the question everyone’s been asking since Microsoft released Windows 8 last October.

    Thus far, the consensus theory has been a resounding NO! There aren’t enough modern apps in the Windows Store, critics point out. And the full-screen view of modern-style apps isn’t conducive to PC-style multitasking, they say. And hey, the control panel is still located on the desktop!

    But so what?

    For all the gripes, no complainers have yet to answer the basic question: Even with these limitations, is it conceivable to spend all of your time in the modern UI, and shun the desktop completely?
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    Silly question (not stupid just silly). Why ask something that at this point in time the answer can be nothing more than, "NO."
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    No ...
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    Hafnarfjörđur IS
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    Hi there
    The answer to this question is a resounding LOAD OF TOTAL : (screenshot below)

    Cheers
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    My answer is not as simple. Can I survive solely in Metro? No, not yet. However, I wish I could. It pisses me off that I have to keep going back to the desktop. I really hope Microsoft hold their nerve going into the future. Windows Blue looks like a step toward this, so I find that promising.

    I just hope the general user out there takes the time to educate themselves about 8, and actually try it before forming an opinion, rather than just following the Apple-centric media.
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    The general public is educated about w8. They just don't like it much.

    It pisses me off to even have to see the metro screen, lol.
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    Hafnarfjörđur IS
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    Quote Originally Posted by sashlon View Post
    My answer is not as simple. Can I survive solely in Metro? No, not yet. However, I wish I could. It pisses me off that I have to keep going back to the desktop. I really hope Microsoft hold their nerve going into the future. Windows Blue looks like a step toward this, so I find that promising.

    I just hope the general user out there takes the time to educate themselves about 8, and actually try it before forming an opinion, rather than just following the Apple-centric media.
    Hi there
    Do you REALLY want to run a SINGLE full screen application on a 60 Inch Monitor with a powerful i7 processor in your PC. (Waste of a processor !!)

    Might be fine for watching movies -- but smart TV's can connect to the internet anyway and play these without you even NEEDING a PC.

    What would you do in a Metro screen if you had to compare say the prices on 3 different web sites, translate several documents or even insert parts of objects such as spread sheet work books into other objects such as power point presentations.

    What I can't understand is in why some people just can't understand why for loads of applications you NEED to have concurrent re-sizeable windowable displays. Full screen mode - especially without toolbars / command line just doesn't work - even in a Browser.

    I don't have any problems using W8 - but do I need Metro -- absolutely NOT. - I rarely if ever work in full screen mode.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    I have to agree with you there Jimbo. Metro's one screen only full screen only limitation is a big negative in my book.
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    At this time, with the use of Stardock software, I work exclusively in the desktop environment. If the desktop eventually becomes unavailable to me, I'm sure I will find a way to adapt. As long as their is a way to install apps that are obtained outside of the App Store there shouldn't be a problem. My only current dependency is really just the task bar.
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    No, I don't think you really can...yet.
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