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  1. #11


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    You're close. We don't want metro at all, quite true, but we don't care if you have it. Why would we..??
    As for a full return to the desktop... er, we never left.
    I think you do care if we have it. Even if it exists. Unless metro is gone completely for the anti group, it will continue to fester resentment and annoyance. The Store, the Cloud, Onedrive, WinRT, metro Apps are here to stay. Ignoring them, for the anti group, is like ignoring an eye sore, or a pebble in your shoe.

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  2. #12


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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    IMHO the first release was poorly implemented...
    Perhaps and yes. Not a mistake in the sense that a new platform for launching began, different from Apple's dock. And the merging of phone apps on the pc. There has never been any release of any OS that was released without error, including 7, that has lot's of problems.

    The implementation of 8 might have been rushed by Sinofsky? ...
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  3. #13


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    Quote Originally Posted by mdmd View Post

    I think you do care if we have it. Even if it exists. Unless metro is gone completely for the anti group, it will continue to fester resentment and annoyance. The Store, the Cloud, Onedrive, WinRT, metro Apps are here to stay. Ignoring them, for the anti group, is like ignoring an eye sore, or a pebble in your shoe.
    Yea, wrong again. In fact, given how easy it is to completely ditch tifkam, even now it's existence matters naught.

    My main concern is that development not end for the desktop environment, and that the desktop not disappear in the future. For the right now, tifkam's existence is less than irrelevant, to me, as I never ever have to see it.
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  4. #14


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    Yea, wrong again. In fact, given how easy it is to completely ditch tifkam, even now it's existence matters naught. My main concern is that development not end for the desktop environment, and that the desktop not disappear in the future. For the right now, tifkam's existence is less than irrelevant, to me, as I never ever have to see it.
    Ok. Call me wrong way.
    I Love This.

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  5. #15


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    My main concern is that development not end for the desktop environment, and that the desktop not disappear in the future. For the right now, tifkam's existence is less than irrelevant, to me, as I never ever have to see it.
    You mean Win32. The desktop environment is an illusion.
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  6. #16


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    Sigh. My fault for engaging.
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  7. #17


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    Sigh. My fault for engaging.
    Oh, be nice ... It's a friendly discussion. Are you familiar with code development trends?
    I have a few issues with detractors that prefer retro tools. Or cryptic nerdy systems.
    The majority seeks glassy taskbars, single click buttons, they want to edit context menus, change frame colors,
    install programs that cost nothing, have triple boots, mix nt and Linux, run virtual systems, connect printers wirelessly, they want voice commands, dpi alterations, clocks, color options, perfect search for every data bit ...
    The majority wants to tell others how to act, behave, what to think.

    The majority says a phone os does not belong on a pc or
    that metro is an unnatural linkage with tradition.

    The vast majority ! yuk !

    It's seems like it's not that it does not work, it seems like it's all about emotional preference.

    If one was to install 300 programs, I could surely demo that semantic zooming
    and start pins are quicker than rummaging thru a classic style menu.

    Users rescue: ha.
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  8. #18


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    Quote Originally Posted by mdmd View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    Sigh. My fault for engaging.
    It's seems like it's not that it does not work, it seems like it's all about emotional preference.
    Its more about intelligence and adaptability....some people would find fault in perfection.
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  9. #19


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    Quote Originally Posted by dencal View Post
    Its more about intelligence and adaptability....some people would find fault in perfection.
    In what way? Are you saying people who use the classic shell are more intelligent ?
    What perfection? I could argue the reverse.

    No one can alter usability experience results I have had by doing a compare and contrast.
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  10. #20


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    I have said this before but will say it again

    Desktop does not need to go away, nor should it. If it does, it will need to be replaced in some way that provides the same access.
    Desktop is the Desktop and pretty much there is no substitute for it.
    Why?

    The desktop provides better multi-tasking capabilities. there is no doubt about that. It does.
    Desktop and Task bar provide the ability to switch between software and windows quickly and cleanly.
    Also, I have RainMeter that I use a dock I created and love. Had I found this in XP days, I would have been using it for years.

    I like Metro Start Screen, I am not a huge fan of Metro Apps. There are some that work extremely well in that environment though.
    But if everything is Metor App'd, that will not be good for MS or me at all.

    I really like Win8, it's on every PC I have.
    But if they take away the desktop..... I can assure you, MS will be in it's final days of being the leader in OS's.

    I have Startdock DesktopX, I have installed Fences (Great Software btw), WindowBlinds (Very nice software for Win8, fixes some flaws in Color Design)
    I have the Launch8 installed on my SurfacePro, Not all that useful really. I can't find a real need for that software.
    It can help to clean up the startscreen a little. but, there just isn't a real need for it.
    I use Classicshell for start menu and I rarely use it as a goto point.

    Metro works, and it's not horrible. But the Desktop is essential.

    Unless MS can provide something better, I have not seen it yet.
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