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2013-01-03 07:11:01 AM  
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CujoQuarrel: What's as Metro app as compared to a standard program

standard program:
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metro app:
imgc.classistatic.comView Full Size
2013-01-02 11:02:58 PM  
3 votes:
I started thinking it would be good to install on my HTPC, but turns out none of the app developers really care about keyboard/remote control interfaces.  The Netflix app is useless without a mouse.

On my work PC it's annoying the fark out of me when it launches fullscreen-only apps and shiat starts popping up when I move my mouse to the side of my monitor.  Hey Microsoft, sometimes I just like putting the cursor over there so it's out of the way.  I'm not really interested in shutting down the computer, changing volume, adding a printer, or sharing files right now.

The Remote Desktop Connection app only allows you to have one connection open at a time now too.  Thanks for ruining my productivity, guys.  And here's your Zen moment: You get to the start menu by hovering the mouse in the bottom left corner of the screen until a start button pops up.  If I'm in an RDC to a Windows server 2008, that thing pops up over the windows server start button. 
What would happen if I were to RDC into another Windows 8 box?  Which start menu would I be hovering over?
This is kind of one of those "tree falling in the woods" questions, because somebody would have to install Windows 8 on more than 1 machine for that to ever be an issue...
2013-01-02 09:11:39 PM  
3 votes:
Needs more Clippy
2013-01-03 10:45:19 AM  
1 vote:

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: Aero sucked.

Yes, it did. Translucent gradients pretending to be "glass" is cheesy and should be left behind in the early 2000s where it belongs. Not to mention it ate up system resources for no good reason.

Give me the solid colors and simple, clean geometry of W8 windows any day.

Maybe you shouldn't run Aero on your TI-83.
2013-01-03 12:35:00 AM  
1 vote:

tsferg: Computer nerd under a rock?

Not unheard of.
2013-01-02 11:39:12 PM  
1 vote:

Sid_6.7: Imagine if Apple put out a new version of iOS that removed the "Slide to Unlock" feature, and replaced it with the user needing to understand that they had to swipe in from one of the screen edges. Most people would be staring at the phone wondering how the hell to unlock it, and unable to get on the internet with it to learn what cruel joke had been played on them.

It would be heralded as revolutionary and anyone who didn't like it would be called a hater.
2013-01-02 11:25:27 PM  
1 vote:

Satanic_Hamster: Not just that; you don't have a major reason to switch computers that often if you're not a gamer. Hell, last fall I went from winxp to win7. I have no reason to even consider windows 8 for at least.... 4-5 years, minimum.

I stretched my last gaming machine for about 6 years, and finally got a new one about 3 months ago. Only then did I switch to Windows 7. No goddamn reason for me to get 8, and with the limitations of consoles holding back game development, I can't see needing to replace this system for a really long time.
2013-01-02 10:31:53 PM  
1 vote:
Once you graft the start menu and quick launch bar back onto it, 8's actually a nice OS. Lean and snappy, but I don't do any gaming, so I can't give any real evaluation there.
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