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Windows 8.1 first look: Finally, Windows the way you want

  1. #131


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    They're not supposed to get it, for obvious reasons.

    MS now knows that those of us who have an IQ in three digits have caught on. They will be more subtle about it from now on.



    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    LOL. Metro is intended to get users into the online services , subscriptions, ads, and other monetising schemes. That is why it is so prominent.
    Quite right... that is the overwhelming reason for metro. What baffles me, is that the pro-metro crowd don't seem to 'get' this.....

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  2. #132


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    Windows 7 on the desktop, Windows 8 Surface Pro mobile


    How about a simple question. Lets see who gets this right.

    Its pretty self-explanatory that the desktop was meant to represent the real world equivalent of an actual desktop in an office.

    If this is the case, in one word, whats the real world equivalent of the modern or 'metro' interface, or any type of app-driven walled garden environment(as evidenced by iOS)? What real-world paradigm is it designed to mimic?

    The correct answer will tell you exactly why it will never replace the desktop.
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  3. #133


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    The correct answer is that the "desktop" metaphor has proven to be a fallacy, and is nothing of the sort.

    The Ethan Hein Blog The desktop metaphor is, like, so five minutes ago
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  4. #134


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    The correct answer is that the "desktop" metaphor has proven to be a fallacy, and is nothing of the sort.

    The Ethan Hein Blog The desktop metaphor is, like, so five minutes ago
    So you're saying you don't know the answer to the question. I figured as much. I also guessed you would try to filibuster to cover for that fact.

    As per that link, the article states exactly what I said, which is that the desktop was based around that metaphor. How it has expanded since then is irrelevant, its what they were going after and what the paradigm was rooted in.

    And to stay on topic.. whats the real world metaphor of modern/metro, or any app-driven, walled garden interface? What are they trying to recreate from the modern world? If you cannot answer that simple question, you have no reason to even debate whether it can replace the desktop or not.
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  5. #135


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by chrisa View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    The correct answer is that the "desktop" metaphor has proven to be a fallacy, and is nothing of the sort.

    The Ethan Hein Blog › The desktop metaphor is, like, so five minutes ago
    So you're saying you don't know the answer to the question. I figured as much. I also guessed you would try to filibuster to cover for that fact.

    As per that link, the article states exactly what I said, which is that the desktop was based around that metaphor. How it has expanded since then is irrelevant, its what they were going after and what the paradigm was rooted in.

    And to stay on topic.. whats the real world metaphor of modern/metro, or any app-driven, walled garden interface? What are they trying to recreate from the modern world? If you cannot answer that simple question, you have no reason to even debate whether it can replace the desktop or not.

    The topic is: Windows the way you want.

    I got that. I have it the way I want. As a touch friendly interface and the ability to use a mouse if I want to.

    I don't know what topic you're going on about, but it's obviously not from the topic of this thread.
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  6. #136


    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    LOL. Metro is intended to get users into the online services , subscriptions, ads, and other monetising schemes. That is why it is so prominent.
    Quite right... that is the overwhelming reason for metro. What baffles me, is that the pro-metro crowd don't seem to 'get' this.....
    Again with all the whines implying the desktop environment is gone. Last I checked, which was this morning, the desktop is still there and it still works fine on my desktop computer.

    Is anyone holding a gun to your heads and force you to use the metro interface?
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  7. #137


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    Quote Originally Posted by EMINENT View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by chrisa View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    The correct answer is that the "desktop" metaphor has proven to be a fallacy, and is nothing of the sort.

    The Ethan Hein Blog The desktop metaphor is, like, so five minutes ago
    So you're saying you don't know the answer to the question. I figured as much. I also guessed you would try to filibuster to cover for that fact.

    As per that link, the article states exactly what I said, which is that the desktop was based around that metaphor. How it has expanded since then is irrelevant, its what they were going after and what the paradigm was rooted in.

    And to stay on topic.. whats the real world metaphor of modern/metro, or any app-driven, walled garden interface? What are they trying to recreate from the modern world? If you cannot answer that simple question, you have no reason to even debate whether it can replace the desktop or not.
    The topic is: Windows the way you want.

    I got that. I have it the way I want. As a touch friendly interface and the ability to use a mouse if I want to.

    I don't know what topic you're going on about, but it's obviously not from the topic of this thread.
    That makes two people that don't know.
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  8. #138


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    Posts : 233
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by chrisa View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by EMINENT View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by chrisa View Post

    So you're saying you don't know the answer to the question. I figured as much. I also guessed you would try to filibuster to cover for that fact.

    As per that link, the article states exactly what I said, which is that the desktop was based around that metaphor. How it has expanded since then is irrelevant, its what they were going after and what the paradigm was rooted in.

    And to stay on topic.. whats the real world metaphor of modern/metro, or any app-driven, walled garden interface? What are they trying to recreate from the modern world? If you cannot answer that simple question, you have no reason to even debate whether it can replace the desktop or not.
    The topic is: Windows the way you want.

    I got that. I have it the way I want. As a touch friendly interface and the ability to use a mouse if I want to.

    I don't know what topic you're going on about, but it's obviously not from the topic of this thread.
    That makes two people that don't know.
    No one cares about your silly question. Go back to playing with Linux distros or Win 95 or something.
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  9. #139


    Posts : 302
    Windows 7 on the desktop, Windows 8 Surface Pro mobile


    Quote Originally Posted by EMINENT View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by chrisa View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by EMINENT View Post

    The topic is: Windows the way you want.

    I got that. I have it the way I want. As a touch friendly interface and the ability to use a mouse if I want to.

    I don't know what topic you're going on about, but it's obviously not from the topic of this thread.
    That makes two people that don't know.
    No one cares about your silly question. Go back to playing with Linux distros or Win 95 or something.
    Lol. Oh so defensive at not knowing the answer.
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  10. #140


    Somewhere in USA
    Posts : 233
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by chrisa View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by EMINENT View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by chrisa View Post

    That makes two people that don't know.
    No one cares about your silly question. Go back to playing with Linux distros or Win 95 or something.
    Lol. Oh so defensive at not knowing the answer.
    I'll talk to you since you've ran out of fun playing with your distros.

    If you can't think of one word on your own...

    How's this?

    Touchscreen.

    It's designed in a way to mimic a freaking T O U C H S C R E E N !

    Instead of a metaphor, it really is one!





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