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____/ Chris Ahlstrom on Wednesday 12 Oct 2011 11:41 : \____
> Roy Schestowitz wrote this copyrighted missive and expects royalties:
>> Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: Microsoft's Metro is on the wrong track for many
>> Windows users
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>>| Microsoft has made it clear that it considers Windows 8's Metro interface
>>| and applications to be the future. When I look at Metro, however, I see
>>| gaudy colors, boxy designs, applications that can either run as a small tile
>>| or as full screen with no way to resize or move windows. Where have I seen
>>| this before? Wait, I know! Windows 1.0.
>>| Twenty-five years of user-interface development and this is what we get?
> Some Windazed fellow at work showed me the Windows 8 dev preview.
> I have to say that the Metro interface seemed to me to fill a valid
> niche in user interfaces.
> o It's just one of many possible UI flavors, and not the
> be-all/end-all of UIs. The free UNIXen have many many more
> variations on the UI.
> o A user will have to pick which UI he/she resides in, and generally
> have to "master" (FSVO master) both of them.
> o A developer will have to pick which UI he/she builds for, and
> generally have to "master" (FSVO master) both of them.
> And guess what, that mean yet another Microsoft API... WinRT.
> It does not displace .NET, as far as I can tell, but is separate from
> More churn. And they say Android is "fragmented". Sheesh.
You might even say that *GASP* Microsoft realises that having multiple
desktop environment is a Good Thing.
~~ Best of wishes
Dr. Roy S. Schestowitz (Ph.D. Medical Biophysics), Imaging Researcher
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