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____/ Phil Da Lick! on Wednesday 12 Oct 2011 12:04 : \____
> On 12/10/2011 11:55, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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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?
>>>> | Scary.
>>> 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.
> Well, they will do when all their business clients ignore Tiles 8 until
> defaulting to the desktop is an option. On touchscreen device, yeah
> sure. But on a workstation? Terrible idea.
There are those who will say that old-style workstations won't be around for 10
more years, not in abundance anyway. Some phones already have 1024x768
resolution (on just about 4 inches).
~~ Best of wishes
Dr. Roy S. Schestowitz (Ph.D. Medical Biophysics), Imaging Researcher
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