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Reconciling 2 Worlds With Windows 8.1

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueMasterFX View Post
    If people are already hating Metro on the desktop, what makes you think they want to buy a Surface? Idk Microsoft leaves me speechless.
    That hate is mostly desktop users; I'd imagine for tablet users, Metro is a great feature to have since these are touch enabled. I don't own a tablet, but if I did, and it was a W8 one, I'd definitely want this feature.

    As a desktop user with no touch screen, the "metro screen" (aka Start Screen) is just a fancy shortcut screen which I avoid by just pinning my most used apps to the task bar. On a tablet I'd welcome this screen.

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  2. #22


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    I suppose I will give it a try... primarily to see if it is in any way usable, without having to resort to a third party start menu. I'm not hopeful, but I will give it a try.(this despite having previously made up my mind not to...)
    Hopefully you are not going to spend any money on 8.1 because you will be disappointed. But it is a nice toy - worth about as much as the rubber ducky in my bathtub.
    I have the Windows 8.1 and I will pay you more for your rubber ducky.
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  3. #23


    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    I suppose I will give it a try... primarily to see if it is in any way usable, without having to resort to a third party start menu. I'm not hopeful, but I will give it a try.(this despite having previously made up my mind not to...)
    Hopefully you are not going to spend any money on 8.1 because you will be disappointed. But it is a nice toy - worth about as much as the rubber ducky in my bathtub.
    I have the Windows 8.1 and I will pay you more for your rubber ducky.
    and I'll raise him $1 for the stress relieving rubber ducky because I haven't got 8.1 yet
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  4. #24


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by Jf1450 View Post
    Give me a call when "TileWorld" will run things like SQL Developer, TOAD, Stat, PeopleSoft Application Designer, UltraEdit, Autosys, Control-M and several other software development tools simultaneously in a multi, overlapping window environment.

    -jeff
    Add also things like SAPGUI where you might be logged on to MANY different systems - and also need development tools as well as the application screens for debug etc - plus access to the production screens to see the results of say posting an invoice or whatever the ERP system is doing.

    No way for Metro in these types of apps - even if you could do 4 side by side -- that's not the way people work -- you often need OVERLAPPING and re-sizeable windows - also switchable over two (or increasingly these days MORE) monitors.

    There IS a place for Metro in some applications - mainly smallish mobile devices - but for "classical work space devices -- that's not it.

    Incidentally even the Metro system becomes impracticable on a tablet / mobile device once you start having large numbers of applications -- on even a decent phone (Samsung S4) there is room for 20 tiles -- often there are something like 40 tiles of bloatware installed with standard Roms -- now even on the user adjustable tile screens - there are only 16 of thgse (you have another row of pinned applications on the bottom of your phone so it gets quite messy organising these properly without having to endlessly swipe the screen too.

    Loads of people have quite a few apps stored on their phones -- and I'll think sooner or later the cracks will appear in the whole idea of this metro type of interface for mobile devices once your app count gets high. - Great for a small number of apps I agree.

    Maybe people don't mind endless screen swiping on mobile devices -- I find it gets a bit irritating especially as unlike a computer desktop the apps you might use frequently do change depending on where you are and what you are doing so endless re-organisation too.

    The mobile companies don't help matters either by installing so much bloatware on their phones too -- but that's a whole other issue.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Last edited by jimbo45; 21 Oct 2013 at 03:27.
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